Gal­braith pops up late to stun Boro

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Nic Marko

STEVE­NAGE man­ager Teddy Sher­ing­ham was left heart­bro­ken as York City’s stop­page-time win­ner at Bootham Cres­cent means his side have now gone eight games with­out a win.

In a match be­tween two of the worst form sides in the league,York took an early lead through Kenny McEvoy.

Keith Keane’s sec­ond­half won­der strike then set up a fran­tic fin­ish, with chances for both sides be­fore sub­sti­tute Danny Gal­braith scored the dra­matic win­ner, much to Sher­ing­ham’s de­spair.

“I don’t think York re­ally did any­thing to trou­ble us,” he said.

“We gifted a first goal in the first half and then we’ve done well to get back into the game and push on.

“Even when we got the equaliser it felt like there was only go­ing to be one win­ner.

“That makes it like a dag­ger through the heart.

“It’s a tough game at the mo­ment for us.

“When we got back to 1-1 we’ve got enough ex­pe­ri­ence out there to tuck in and make sure some­one doesn’t come through the middle.

“We need to be bet­ter at things like that, it’s not good enough.”

York took an early lead on the counter at­tack when Michael Coul­son broke into the Steve­nage half and squared the ball to McEvoy to fin­ish.

Both goal­keep­ers made good saves ei­ther side of half-time, with Boro’s Chris Day deny­ing Vadaine Oliver, be­fore York’s Scott Flin­ders saved well from Aaron O’Con­nor.

The game then be­came a mid­fielder bat­tle, be­fore Keane pro­vided a piece of magic for Steve­nage to smash the ball home from dis­tance to level the score.

Both sides pushed for a late win­ner with the Min­ster­men hav­ing an ef­fort dis­al­lowed for off­side through Oliver, and then re­ly­ing on Dave Winfield to hero­ically clear O’Con­nor’s ef­fort off the line. York clinched vic­tory in stop­page time when Gal­braith’s strike from out­side the area went in off the post, much to Jackie McNa­mara’s de­light.

“It feels good, it was an im­por­tant win. Be­fore the game we knew how im­por­tant it was to win to­day,” said the York man­ager, who felt his team were well worth their vic­tory.

“It was a great time to score, a fan­tas­tic strike from Danny to win it.

“I think if we hadn’t won the match it would’ve been a sore one to take.

“I thought we thor­oughly de­served to win.

“That’s the most im­por­tant thing, win­ning matches.

“Ideally we should got get the se­cond or third goal ear­lier but we showed a real to­geth­er­ness and team spirit you could see that at the end and what it meant to ev­ery­body. The unity there is re­ally im­por­tant.”


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