Two second half goals from Vinny Faherty at Ferrycarrig Park lifted Galway United back up to third position in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table.
Faherty nodded home two excellent Ryan Connolly free-kick’s, helping United to claim a second away victory of the season.
The goals take Faherty’s tally to 7 for the season and he acknowledged the importance of the win against Shane Keegan’s side.
“It’s massive. I don’t think we played particularly well, but we saw out the win,” he explained.
“We managed the game well in the second half and got the three points. From a personal point of view, I had two good chances in the first half, so at half time, I was annoyed at myself. Thankfully Ryan Connolly put two on a plate for me in the second half and I was lucky enough to finish them.
“I know that Ryan will generally put the ball on the money, in the first half I probably had the best chance of the game but the ball slid off my forehead. That should’ve been 1-0, but thankfully I was able to rectify it and redeem myself. I got 2 goals, but the deliveries were brilliant and it’s a massive asset to our team.”
After a cagey opening period, United controlled the second half at Ferrycarrig Park.
“Second half we managed it well, we nullified their threats, and I don’t think they had any clear cut chances and we had a few. It was professional, but we still have a lot to improve on.
“It’s a tough place to come, it’s a bit like Finn Park, you never look forward to it and we have them here twice, so it was important to get the three points. Everything Tommy asked in the second half we delivered. I think he’s quite pleased. But we still need to tidy up on aspects of our play. We can do better than that. Hopefully when the pitches improve it will allow us to play.
“We’re not that concerned about what’s going on around the league, we just have to look after ourselves. We’ve got Longford Town next week, we can’t get distracted from that. There is no point looking at the week after or other clubs results because we need to take care of ourselves.”