Dessie Hutchinson during his Blues debut on Friday night at the RSC. Photo: Noel Browne.
After a good stint across the water with Brighton & Hove Albion, local lad Dessie Hutchinson played 74 minutes of his side’s 1-1 draw with Bohemian FC in their SSE Airtricity Premier Division played at the RSC on Friday evening last.
The youngster, who spent three years with the Seagulls, decided to make a move back home and made his debut in the middke of the field for a Blues side that had to be happy with a share of the points in a game played in front of an 1,831 attendance.
Hutchinson worked really hard considering that it was his first game in such a long period of time and he could be pleased with his debut for a Blues side that were left frustrated at the final whistle.
Speaking after the game, Dessie Hutchinson said, “I thought in the second-half of the game that we dominated and should have probably come away with all three points if I’m honest. I suppose when you look at the fact that we came from one goal down and to come away with a point especially at home, you’d have to happy.
“I thought that we were a bit sloppy in the first-half and changed things around in the second-half of the game where we really showed our qualities. It’s my first start and I have to say that I was impressed with the workrate of the lads and I’m confident that things will begin to click over the coming weeks.
“I’m delighted just to be back on the pitch because it’s only my second game in six months so to get a run out was perfect for me and I’ll be looking to build on in the next few games. It was tough going for me in the first-half, it was hectic but I got into the game in the second-half.
“We need to move forward and look at the next game with is at home to Shamrock Rovers. It’s going to be a great game because they’ve on our backs away so they’ll be out to make life difficult for us. We’ll be hoping that we can win that game to keep us in pole position in third spot in the division.”