Dundalk IT played they're second game last thursday against Tallaght IT here in Dundalk. The anticipation leading up to the game was that this was going to be one of the tough games as we lined out against the league favourites.
The team were up beat though and looking forward to a good game. Things started going a bit sour though when the two coaches were left to referee the game. This caused the usual issue of the coaches being worried about making calls in their teams favour and this lead to some bad referee calls on both sides but if I'm honest mainly by ours.
It was a tough and high paced game but due to some bad free throw taking and a few great performances from some Tallaght players DKIT started to lag behind. At the begining of the second half the referee turned up for the game so things got a bit better.
Going in to the fourth quarter though Dundalk were down by 12 points and through some great team work Dundalk got the score down to a four point deficit with a minute to go. But DKIT unfortunatley let their eye off the ball for the second game in a row and Tallaght went on to score a three point shot and another two point shot to bring the gap to ten.
The end scoreline didn't really show the effort and work that the home team put in but cest la vie.Again Steven played his heart out and was awesome when it came to rebounds and such. Tommy also played well if not overwhelmed by the fast hands of the Tallaght IT point guard.
I can't help but feel that if DKIT don't learn to kill off a game and unless we learn as a team how to keep the foot down until the final whistle we're going to end up with a very mediocre season and I hate mediocrity especially when I know the team is a lot more capeable then that!!!