Gormley disappointed his side didn’t pick up point
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.