Gorm­ley dis­ap­pointed his side didn’t pick up point

Bray People - - Sport -

HE CHAM­PAGNE MAY still be on ice for Pat Fen­lon et al for an­other week but more im­por­tantly for Seag­ulls fans they wit­nessed a Bray Wan­der­ers per­for­mance that they could be proud of last Fri­day against the soon to be cham­pi­ons.

The early stages of the first half and a gen­er­ous ma­jor­ity of the sec­ond half be­longed to the Wick­low club in a match that left Bo­hemi­ans man­ager less than ec­static about his side’s per­for­mance.

‘We didn’t start the game well. The goal came against the run of play in fair­ness to them. Af­ter that we played well for the rest of the first half and the sec­ond half we never got go­ing. We told them at half time, they ob­vi­ously didn’t lis­ten so (I’m) dis­ap­pointed with that.’

While Fen­lon was un­happy with the per­for­mance, he must be happy with the re­sult but it is a case of dif­fer­ent sorts for the man who was sat in the op­po­site dugout, Mr. Ed­die Gorm­ley.

‘I was de­lighted with the ef­fort we put in but ob­vi­ously the re­sult was the main thing. Dis­ap­pointed not to pick up at least a point, I thought that we de­served it but Bohs are a top side and they’re not about to win the league for noth­ing. They’re like a ma­chine they just grind­ing out the wins.’

As if the re­sult wasn’t enough to spoil Gorm­ley’s Fri­day night, he also sat and watched as his side were shown an­other red card, an all too re­oc­cur­ring theme this sea­son, when Daryl Rob­son was fairly shown a yel­low card in the first half be­fore un­fairly, as Gorm­ley judged, shown a sec­ond yel­low for a hand­ball.

‘Not a chance. It was very harsh. If that was the case then there should have been two or three other yel­low cards in the game that there wasn’t. It’s just dis­ap­point­ing,’

The Bray man­ager will have been hop­ing his troops could have got a re­sult last night against Sham­rock Rovers (af­ter news­pa­per went to print), but his at­ten­tions will to­day be turn­ing to Fri­day night’s clash at the Carlisle Grounds with Derry City where a late Alan Caw­ley penalty handed his side a 1-0 win ear­lier in the sea­son.. With the rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle hot­ting up, there has been a lot of talk about what clubs need to do to achieve safety.

A pop­u­lar fig­ure thrown around has been the 30 point mark, which many be­lieve would se­cure safety and with Bray sit­ting on 29 points cur­rently, that should please Gorm­ley but the straight talk­ing man doesn’t buy into that idea.

‘No I wouldn’t agree with it at all. You’re only safe when you’re math­e­mat­i­cally safe,’ he said.

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