Peter Allen insists his team still has a long road to travel after Dergvew made it two wins on the trot with a deserved victory over North West neighbours Limavady United at Darragh Park on Saturday.
Ryan ‘Rocket’ Campbell bagged a sparkling hat-trick as the Castlederg outfit ran out worthy 3-2 winners
Campbell had claimed the match ball by the interval as the home team raced into a 3-0 lead however the Roesiders, who had won on their last visit to Castlederg, staged something of a late second half fight-back but goals by Zach Barr and Lee Harkin weren’t enough to deny Dergview all three points.
A second successive win means second-from-bottom Dergview are six points clear of basement boys Lurgan Celtic and four behind both Knockbreda and Limavady with a game in hand. For Allen, who took over from Richard Clarke, it’s just another win and the new boss continues to focus on the next game.
“We’re not going to get carried away with this result but we were on it from the first whistle on Saturday,” he said.
“It was two mistakes that allowed Limavady to score twice, outside that they had very little on target.
“This win was more pleasing than the one at Knockbreda because we called the tune from the off.
“One to 11 the players were excellent I wouldn’t single anyone out.
“In some ways I didn’t actually mind that we conceded two goals in the second half because it sharpens the focus for our next game away to the police.
“The good thing is that players are now seeing reward for the hard shifts they are putting in at training.
“Everybody is fighting for a jersey and that’s what is needed.
“There are positive signs that we are heading in the right direction but the players will have to realise that we are far from out of the woods yet. We have some distance to travel but what I can say is that we are now competitive.
“And when you are competitive then you always have a fighting chance.”
Dergview have no game this weekend owing to the Irish Cup quarter-finals but resume their fight for survival at the PSNI on March 10.
Posted: 2:41 pm February 28, 2018
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