Drogheda United assistant manager Kevin Doherty hailed his side’s never say die attitude as they secured a dramatic 1-0 win against Bray Wanderers at United Park. In a game littered with missed chances, the Drogs scored a 90th minute winner to leapfDrogheda United assistant manager Kevin Doherty hailed his side’s never say die attitude as they secured a dramatic 1-0 win against Bray Wanderers at United Park. In a game littered with missed chances, the Drogs scored a 90th minute winner to leapfrog Longford Town into second place and keep the pressure on leaders Shelbourne much to Doherty’s delight. “I think we edged it,” the 39-year-old admitted post-match. “I thought it was a scrappy game, partly due to the heat and also the players coming off the mid-season break, there was rustiness from both sides. “Dylan McGlade had two great chances for Bray but we never gave up or stopped believing that the goal would come for us in the end. “We played much better in Tolka Park against Shels a fortnight ago and came home with nothing to show for it so the result really is all that matters at this stage of the season.” Luke McNally rose the highest in stoppage time to head beyond Gabriel Sava for his fourth goal of the season with Doherty hailing the youngster’s impact in both boxes. “He leaps like a salmon! It was a brilliant header to win the game and he had some key interceptions in our own penalty area as well. “We really gambled on getting the winner. There were times when we were 1 v 1 at the back but fortune favours the brave and it worked for us this evening.” With the transfer window opening next week, Doherty is refusing to rule out the possibility of Drogheda strengthening their squad as they seek to maintain their promotion push.
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