Tommy Barrett reflects on last-gasp defeat to Cobh Ramblers

Treaty United boss Tommy Barrett

Treaty United boss Tommy Barrett Credit: Gerry Shanahan (ETPhotos)

Treaty United manager Tommy Barrett looked a deflated character after his side's last-gasp defeat against Cobh Ramblers in the SSE Airtricity League First Division last Thursday evening at the Markets Field.

In a Munster Derby where the home side had the bulk of the chances, Jack Larkin snatched the win on the cusp of the final whistle to give the Rams all three points in a 1-0 victory.

“It’s very frustrating that we didn’t pick up a point tonight; I thought we could have had four at halftime,” said a frustrated Tommy Barrett.

“It’s disappointing because it’s a game we should have won. Bottom line, if you don’t take your chances and score goals, you're at risk of losing. We just switched off and that’s why it's so disappointing.”

The result comes on the back of an exciting week off the pitch where former Limerick FC fan favourite Lee J Lynch was announced alongside midfielder Steven Healy and powerful Croatian forward Trpimir Vrjicak.

All bar Lynch featured against Cobh and will be needed next week when Treaty take on promotion-chasing UCD in Dublin in a bid to try to get back into the playoff hunt, from which they are eight points adrift.

“We know that we need to win three or four in a row if we want to try to make the playoffs,” said Barrett. “We’ve already beaten UCD and we know that it will be a difficult game but it's not beyond us. We just need to start taking our chances and score more goals.”

“In terms of Lee J, he will be massive for us. He’s good on the ball and he’s full of energy. We just can’t wait to get him on the pitch and that’s where he’ll do his talking.”