Headed to Dungannon today, where Linfield’s long winning run began. In true comic and symmetrical timing, the long unbeaten run ended today.
In truth, it was hard to complain about the result, as Linfield were restricted to speculative long range shots and set pieces.
The worst part was, the set pieces were poor, failing to beat the first man, and worst of all, nobody seemed to be aware enough to be in a position for the second ball to keep the move alive, Dungannon getting to the second ball everytime.
Dungannon’s goal summed up the day, as a Linfield attack ended with indecisiveness on the edge of Dungannon’s box, ten seconds later, a counter attack results in a deflected Dungannon shot (after the striker wasn’t closed down) looped into the net.
Worst thing is, having gained points last week, now we have lost points, with teams around us coming from behind to win.
Looking at the fixture list, there’s only one more away game outside Belfast (The best away games) this year, Coleraine on December 7th, which i’m looking forward to as I haven’t been to Coleraine for 2 years.
Before then, and afterwards, another long unbeaten and winning run needs to be made. To do so, a vastly improved performance is needed.