Galbraith pops up late to stun Boro
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.”
STAR MAN KENNY McEVO