Friday 23 March 2018

Galway woes continue

So a change of manager, but no change of luck for Galway United.

Despite ending that miserable losing streak with a draw against Dundalk on Friday, they suffered the familiar feeling of defeat at UCD last night, with a deflected strike and an own goal adding to the agony.

The result also pushed UCD further ahead of Drogheda, who drew 2-2 last night against Derry.

To give them some due, though, John Brennan's new side did look much more assured early on.

After UCD's Darren Meenan had wasted a one-on-one and Robbie Benson smacked the bar, Galway shocked the Students with the opening goal just after half-time. Bobby Ryan sent over a corner for Oscar Sibanda to head home.

The Premier Division's bottom side couldn't delay the inevitable however.

Chris Lyons, having come on after 61 minutes, produced an equaliser with his first touch as his shot deflected past 'keeper Conor Winn.

And, moments later, the turnaround was complete as Lawrence Gaughan unluckily headed the ball past his own goalkeeper. The result was in no doubt after that.

UCD -- Barron; O'Connor, Russell, Boyle, Leahy; Marshall, Corry, Creevy, Meenan (Lyons 61); Belhout (Doyle 73), Benson (Ledwith 77).

GALWAY UNITED -- Winn; Sinnott (Gartlan 86), Gaughan, Son, Lusi (Walsh 80); Sibanda, Ryan, Brown, Gilmore (Cauldwell 71); Murphy, Kelly.

Ref -- P McLoughlin (Monaghan).

Irish Independent

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