DERRY City goalkeeper, Gerard Doherty was brutally honest in his assessment of last Friday’s night’s ‘embarrassing’ defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic at Inchicore.
The Creggan man accepted responsibility for his part in the heavy defeat against the champions and claimed he was ‘absolutely devastated’ with his own performance.
And Doherty, who was responsible for Christy Fagan’s third and St Pat’s fifth goal on 72 minutes after a terrible goalkeeping error, insists Peter Hutton’s team must find answers quickly.
“Sometimes you get those sort of evenings and those sort of results,” he said. “It was a bit of a shock to the system but we have to react in the right way.
“It was disappointing to a man but especially for myself. I’m absolutely devastated with my own performance,” he added.
“I have to sit down and look at myself and see what I could have done better. Not only during the match but during the week in training.
“I think we all have to do that. We shouldn’t over react but just take stock of what happened and battle on and work harder.
“You can’t play at Richmond Park like that and expect to get away with it, In fact you can’t play anywhere like that or you’re going to get embarrassed.
“We were absolutely embarrassed in the first half. Second half was a bit better. We made individual errors the whole way through the game and it cost us dearly.
“We scored two goals down here which isn’t an easy thing to do. And you would probably think you would get a result if you score two goals.
“At the end of the day it’s very, very disappointing and we have to look at ourselves.
“We have to be really, really honest with ourselves and maybe that’s been missing this last while and we’ll have to find some answers quickly.”