Rangers v Linfield: Match reaction from Haveron and Feeney

Carrick's Daniel Kelly with Linfield's Andrew Waterworth. Photo: Presseye
Carrick's Daniel Kelly with Linfield's Andrew Waterworth. Photo: Presseye

Post-match reaction from both managers after Carrick’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Linfield.

Gary Haveron, Carrick Rangers: “The 3-0 scoreline flatters them a little bit. They had a lot of possession but I don’t think they overly hurt us with it.

“We got people behind the ball and made good blocks but games swing on big decisions. And I felt we never got any of them tonight.

“Then we got done by a set-piece which is really disappointing for me becasue they are avoidable.

“It was good delivery and he’s (Stephen Lowry) attacked the ball really well. I’m not faulting them but from our point of view, conceding a goal from a set-play is criminal.

“I felt that when they scored we maybe thought that’s that.”

Warren Feeney, Linfield: “I thought we were comfortable in the first-half. Guy Bates had two fantastic chances that, on another day, he would have put in. It was about just being patient. We went in at half-time at 0-0 but it’s a 90-minute game of football. I thought we were comfortable in the end and it could have been a few more.

“Seven goals in two games with two clean sheets. I can’t ask for any more. It gives confidence to everyone. They have been great, all-round professional performances in the last two games.”