Hyland: we need a better start

February 08, 2019

Leitrim manager Terry Hyland

Leitrim manager Terry Hyland has revealed that his charges have a lot to work on, despite winning their opening two matches in the NFL 4 campaign.

The Connacht side had to dig deep to grind out the win over Wicklow last weekend, but a stirring second half comeback warranted the two points.

Leitrim supporters are getting excited by their good start to the campaign as they prepare to face Antrim at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on Sunday.

However, Hyland urged an air of caution ahead of the game as he stressed to the Leitrim Observer that they have a lot of work to do yet.

“We probably made some handling errors, we still got caught out on a couple of kickouts where we maybe just didn’t work on where we wanted to get the ball to,” said Hyland.

“The opposition kickouts, we have to work on that a little bit harder but there is lots to work on. There was probably a period in the middle of the first half when we were 1-03 to a point down and it looked as if we were creating all the mistakes.

“But sometimes when you travel long distances, it is hard to get up and running and maybe we came in here half cooked for the first 20 minutes.”

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