DERRYGONNELLY Harps manager Sean Flanagan admits that they were relieved to come away with the win on Sunday against Roslea and accepts that his side will have to improve ahead of this weekend’s encounter against Belnaleck.

The Harps came from four points down to eventually run out six-point winners but Flanagan acknowledged that it was a difficult test against the Shamrocks.

It was a tough game as we knew it would be,” he said.

“We are just relieved to come out with the win and we know we have loads to improve on ahead of another tough game this Sunday against a strong Belnaleck team.”

His opposite number, Ciaran Murphy, was pleased with the Roslea display for the majority of the game.

“We were very happy with the performance for three quarters of the game then there was a big turning point and we lost a wee bit of control but other than that we would have been very happy with a lot of aspects of our play.

“Boys really showed up which was what we wanted and compared to our league final win our performance was chalk and cheese, even though we won that final,” he said.

The turning point Murphy alluded to was goal chances at either end in a 20-second spell. Roslea had the chance to put six in it but Seamus Quigley’s effort was blocked and Derrygonnelly went straight down the other end for Gary McKenna to net and level the contest.

“It was a massive turning point but still we should have been able to control the game a wee bit better after it. Derrygonnelly though have a lot of experience there and it showed over the last ten minutes.”

There is another big test awaiting Roslea this week when they host Erne Gaels.

“We’ll take a huge amount out of the game but Belleek looked very good against Belnaleck. They are very fast and very sharp but we are at home and if we can get our performance levels up somewhere to where we got it last week and maintain it for 60 minutes I think we will be there and thereabouts,” he said.