Both sides on the same wavelength
JUST MOMENTS after referee Alan Kelly’s final whistle last Friday night the post-match interviews began and in an extremely rare occurrence, all interviewees seemed to be on the same wavelength about the match they had just witnessed.
Man of the Match Ray Kenny, Bray manager Eddie Gormley and Galway gaffer Jeff Kenna all said they felt the result was a fair one.
‘Razor’ was still panting from his exploits during the match but he managed to discuss how difficult it was going behind just before the break and what he thought of the match.
‘Yeah it was, 1-0 down at half-time is always going to be difficult you know, but we were still in it, we got a goal and I thought either team could’ve won it in the end you know but probably 1-1 was a fair result on the night.’
‘Yeah it’s always tough going in just before the break after conceding but you know there was nothing in it in the first half up until the goal and we knew if we worked hard, kept plugging away we’d get our reward you know. There was very little between the sides and we’ll go and do it again next week.’
The man in the Galway dugout also gave a very honest assessment of the game, spoke about his side’s goal but revealed they wouldn’t be doing too much before last night’s replay at the Carlisle Grounds.
‘Good game of football, goal scoring chances for both teams, I think it was a fair result.
‘It’s something we’ve been working on, you know, we haven’t scored enough goals from open play and we’ve just been working, well we haven’t particularly worked on this one but you know, it’s getting players in and around the box and not being afraid to have a shot. We got a little bit of luck with the deflection but I mean, I think we had plenty of shots in the first half, unfortunately not too many on target.
‘No there’s not a lot we can do on the training field like I say, it’s a case of getting a bit of a rest, get some decent food into them, see who’s got bumps and bruises and take it from there.’
Last up was Eddie Gormley who sported a cheeky grin, no doubt delighted that they now bring Galway back to Bray where Gormley has always said his side could beat anyone on their day, admitting his side weren’t on top for the first half but found their feet in the second half after some tinkering.
‘Yeah I mean, first half they caused us a lot of problems, you know, they played a player in the hole and it seemed to make us a little bit disjointed you know, but we had a word and we changed a few things and we came out and we were a lot better second-half.’
Andy Myler celebrates scoring against Galway United in the FAI Ford Cup quarter-final.
Man of the match Ray Kenny of Bray Wanderers in action against Jason Molloy of Galway United.