Dungannon Swifts must learn to win ugly, says Dixie Robinson
Dungannon Swifts 0 Portadown 1: Dungannon Swifts manager Dixie Robinson looked a dejected figure following the defeat to Portadown, ironically even more so than when his side were hammered 8-2 in this fixture last season.
A single goal from Ports striker Kevin Braniff secured the win for the visitors, this probably worthy of the three points for the skillful execution alone.
“I couldn’t fault the players for effort but it is something that I have to put right. We are playing nice football with nice build-ups, nice approach play but without a cutting edge.,” said Robinson.
“On Friday night, David Miskelly made one in the first half but didn’t need to make any in the second half which isn’t good enough for the amount of possession we had. We have got to turn our possession and superiority into goals as that is what we are sadly lacking at the moment.
“It won’t difficult as we have good players; we are a match for anyone. I am a believer in playing football and I have always said that I will do it my way. But I said to them after the game that there comes a time, when you are 1-0 down, that you have to forsake your principals. You have to go long and hope for the best.”