Galway United continued an eight game run without a win after tasting defeat at the hands of Shelbourne on Friday night in the SSE Airtricity League First Division. Shelbourne romped home 3-0 winners of The Tribesmen at Eamonn Deacy Park with defens
Galway United continued an eight game run without a win after tasting defeat at the hands of Shelbourne on Friday night in the SSE Airtricity League First Division.
Shelbourne romped home 3-0 winners of The Tribesmen at Eamonn Deacy Park with defensive errors just one of the significant difference makers on the night.
“I’m disappointed with the score line. Am I hugely disappointed with the performance? Probably not hugely disappointed but I’m hugely disappointed with the mistakes that we made,” Galway United manager Alan Murphy said after the game.
“If you give Shelbourne a goal after two minutes, with the squad of experienced players that they have in comparison to the really inexperienced side that we have, you’re signing your death warrant on the night.”
“Then you hand them easier goals than that again, tuning out from a simple free kick down on the right hand side crossed in for the third goal. Really disappointed with those errors.”
Chances were few and far between for the home side, but Shelbourne too, once they went up by three pulled up and didn’t go in hard on the young Galway side in the second half.
“I thought at times we showed some bit of good play and that, with the exception of Donal Higgins shot that was blocked I can’t remember an awful lot more than that. We kind of huffed and puffed and they didn’t have to do a lot and just saw it out from that.”
“I can’t really remember any stage where they opened us up in terms of any good passing movement or any type of decent play really. We were just the authors of our own downfall and unfortunately this isn’t the first or second or tenth week I’ve said this.”
Murphy already has an eye on next season with his side languishing in 9th place in the First Division as of this weekend.
“It’s disappointing and it has probably shown me that some guys aren’t able to learn, maybe, and to take stuff on board that we try to remedy or try to work on during the week so that’s disappointing. From now until the end of the season it’s really a time to look at what we have and assess what we need.”
“How difficult is it to play against a Shelbourne team where they have huge experience in every line and that’s the difference between these two teams. Shelbourne didn’t open us up with lovely technical ability or off the cuff moments they just beat us with experience.”