Armagh’s second half display wasn’t up to scratch against Roscommon and led to their first defeat of the campaign says Kieran Donaghy.
The Orchard County were one point ahead at the halfway stage having played some good stuff before the break.
But the Rossies powered ahead at the start of the second half scoring 1-4 in the first 15 minutes and never looked back.
Armagh shot ahead 0-6 to 0-3 in the opening half. But Roscommon outscored them 1-9 to 0-6 for the remainder of the game.
“We played some very good stuff and played some poor stuff. So it was very much a mixed bag by us today.
“It’s disappointing but we know how hard this place is to come and get a result,” said Donaghy of Dr Hyde Park. “We’ve seen teams a lot further down the road than us come here and get turned over.
“I have to give credit to Roscommon; they were really good in the second half. The start of the second half, I thought the first half the boys were really strong, really good.
“They showed massive cohesion, strong running, playing for each other. I think the start of the second half started sloppy for us.
“We missed a few chances, and they came up and punished. It’s Division One National League football. When you give a team momentum especially at home, you even saw it with us two weeks ago against Mayo.
“We were average enough that day but once we got a bit of momentum and the crowd got behind you, it’s a hard one to stop.”
Things only get tougher for the Orchard County next weekend as they take on All-Ireland champions Kerry in Tralee.
They suffered a big defeat to Mayo last Saturday evening, so they will be eager to get two points on the board.