Goalkeeper Jason McGuire was happy to have played his part as Wexford FC picked up a point in their basement battle against fellow strugglers Galway United in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening. The game finished 0-0 but Wexford could have snatchedGoalkeeper Jason McGuire was happy to have played his part as Wexford FC picked up a point in their basement battle against fellow strugglers Galway United in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening. The game finished 0-0 but Wexford could have snatched all three points, with Shane Griffin, on loan from Waterford FC, forcing two fine saves from Kevin Horgan and whistling another free-kick narrowly wide, although the westerners had their opportunities to break the deadlock too. In a match that ebbed and flowed, Wexford striker Danny Furlong also had a sight of goal midway through the second-half, and Galway's Colin Kealy was presented with a chance to win it late on, but headed off target. McGuire admitted it was a game that could have gone either way, although he believed it wouldn't have been an injustice had the hosts claimed all three points. 'It was very tight and a lot of it was back to front, high balls in from everywhere. We could have won it when Danny Furlong got through but I suppose they could have won it late on either,” he said. “I thought we might have just about shaded it overall and the few new additions in the team did well. We looked solid enough and even the lads that were brought off the bench did well. A few weeks ago we could have easily lost that game three or four nil but we're starting to look more professional now,” he said. It was a proud evening for McGuire, who was starting his first league game, and he looked solid between the sticks throughout as he kept a clean sheet. The netminder got a taste of the action when he was in the starting eleven against Wimbledon in Wexford FC's recent friendly and he certainly didn't look out of place against Galway on Friday evening. “I played against Wimbledon a few weeks ago and it was a brilliant experience. Tonight was my first competitive start in the League of Ireland and it was great to be out there and to get the clean sheet was a bonus,” he said. McGuire had plenty of praise for debutant Shane Griffin, who he believes will prove to be a massive addition to the squad, and thought he was desperately unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet. “Griff was very close with the two free-kicks. The second one I thought it was in. I turned around and celebrated and when I turned around again I realised it wasn't in the net. He's brilliant, has very quick feet and he's an excellent player,” he said.
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