With a coveted win under his belt, Cory Galvin might be able to start enjoying life in the Premier Division now. The Cork native was fantastic for Bray Wanderers as they collected their first victory of the season at the 11th attempt and with that m
With a coveted win under his belt, Cory Galvin might be able to start enjoying life in the Premier Division now.
The Cork native was fantastic for Bray Wanderers as they collected their first victory of the season at the 11th attempt and with that monkey off their backs, the tricky winger hopes that the Seagulls can remove the shackles and allow their attackers to flourish.
Dave Mackey's former side have managed five goals in 11 games but Galvin is now hoping the confidence gained from the triumph over Shamrock Rovers will see his side turn over a new leaf.
"It's a huge difference," smiled the 22 year old. "When you lose games and you're losing on a weekly basis, you get caught in a rut.
"A win turns a corner for us. The performance against Dundalk was very, very good. We were quite confident going into tonight that we could get a good result. We probably hung on a little bit at the end but it was thoroughly deserved."
Galvin joined the Co. Wicklow club from Cabinteely and he's keen to avoid going back to the First Division which he admits is a long way from the top flight. Would he settle for a play-off spot now?
"No. We'd like to push on.There's still 23/24 (25) games to go - that's 60/70 (75) points. That's an awful lot of points to play for. We've had two very good performances but that's all it is. It's just a start. We need to keep building on that and I think if we can get a bit of momentum we'll climb up because it's a tight league."
"It's certainly a step up. When you look at Dundalk and the things they did in Europe - it's a big jump up from playing some of those First Division sides. Rovers are a big club. Pat's are big. Cork City have obviously done very, very well in the last couple of years so you're playing all them so that's 12/13 games a year that are of a very high standard. It's a jump up but I'm enjoying it and we've good players as well - Gary McCabe was at (Shamrock) Rovers for a number of years, Greener (Aaron Greene) has been around the league. We've experienced lads as well and if we can get a few more wins, we can start to climb up the table."
What Bray will need a lot of to fuel that ascent is goals and Gavlin feels that they have the right men to provide them once they're given the chance.
"It's just a case of getting us in the game a little more. We've played a little bit more expansively in the last two games and we've attacked more and we've had chances. You need to do that to get goals and if we can keep getting our attacking players into games, we'll benefit."