“We had the better chances” – Mixed emotions for Tommy Barrett after Cork City draw

Tommy Barrett reacts to Treaty United 0-0 Cork City

Treaty United manager Tommy Barrett says he is “slightly disappointed” that his side failed to find a winner against Munster rivals Cork City on Friday night.

City, who are favourites for this year’s First Division, arrived at the Markets Field anticipating a win, but as the game played out it was Treaty who had much the better chances.

The result means that Treaty are now five games unbeaten, but Barrett is still mindful that things can change very quickly if his team fail to find a result against Finn Harps next week.

“I think we had the better chances,” explained Barrett after the draw, “the clear cut chances.

“Enda [Curran]’s one in the first half, Stevie [Christopher] clear through, maybe a couple in the box that they blocked.

“We had a couple of blocks from set-pieces as well but overall I think we had the clear-cut chances, whereas they had more of the possession and they were good on the counter-attack.

“But I thought we defended really well. Slightly disappointed but we’ve got to be happy [with the point].

Bright Start

With over three thousand happy spectators in attendance last night and his team still without a defeat, Barrett continued on by praising his players for their early season efforts.

“The lads have been really good. We’ve had three clean-sheets now. We’ve only conceded three goals.

“Obviously eleven points is a really good return but that can change in a blink of an eye so we need to go get a result next Friday.

“It can change really quick because if we get beaten by Harps next week or even draw, then we’re three games without winning a game so it can change really quick.

“It’s hard to get points in this league, it’s had to get wins on board so every game is a scrap for us.

“We don’t have resources to go out and get players. The lads we get are hard-working lads from other clubs who are trying to prove themselves

“They are hungry lads and they’re really making a name for themselves. That’s happened year on year and it’s probably going to happen again this year.”

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