Galway United picked up their first home point of the season when they drew with Sligo Rovers in the first Connacht Derby of 2017 on Monday night. First-half goals for Galway United’s Ronan Murray and Sligo Rovers Kieran Sadlier meant both sides sha
Galway United picked up their first home point of the season when they drew with Sligo Rovers in the first Connacht Derby of 2017 on Monday night.
First-half goals for Galway United’s Ronan Murray and Sligo Rovers Kieran Sadlier meant both sides shared the spoils.
The Tribesmen still haven’t recorded a League win in 2017 and manager Shane Keegan told the assembled media about his disappointment after the game.
“There’s definitely a sense of frustration alright, like most managers, you tend to remember your own chances and not so much theirs although they had one sitter that they missed alright but obviously the glaring one to us is Ronan Murray’s right at the death,” Keegan said.
“I thought we played well enough to get three points out of it but then again I am probably going to think that.”
Galway have conceded in each of their Premier Division games and Keegan pointed to the nature of the goals they have given away as a problem.
“Our problem is that we have to do something really good to score whereas the opposition just have to wait for us to make a mistake to score. That’s been our problem every one of them in the dressing room know that.”
“It’s very frustrating that we seem to be handing the opposition their goals every week at the moment,” he commented.
Sligo Rovers boss Dave Robertson also spoke to the press after the game.
Sligo are also struggling at the bottom of the table and have conceded more goals than any other side in the Premier Division so far but the Englishman isn’t feeling too much pressure just yet.
“No I don’t feel that there’s any overdue pressure,” he said.
“We’re targeting 50 points this season. We want an improvement on last year and to show a progression. We got to 49 last year and we want to get to 50. At the end of the day we know we’ve got another 45 to go and that’s still more than achievable and that’s what we’re keeping our focus on.”