Tommy Dunne stays grounded but Galway ahead of schedule

Galway United 1 Bohemians 0: Galway United manager Tommy Dunne insists no-one at the club is getting carried away by the start his side has made to the season, but did admit that the goals and targets set out at the start of the season may have to be looked at again in things continue in the same vein.

Tommy Dunne stays grounded but Galway ahead of schedule

United made it three wins from five in the league on Saturday afternoon, when Vinny Faherty scored the only goal of the game.

“It took us the first phase of games to reach seven points last season, and we have 10 points after five this time. It is early days yet, there will be plenty of swings and roundabouts over the course of the season.

“We have our goals, we might have to re-look at them if things keep going but we are not getting carried away, we understand where we are at,” Dunne said after the game.

The only goal of the game came with 12 minutes remaining when Stephen Walsh released Padraic Cunningham down the left flank, who crossed into the box for strike colleague Faherty, and he got just enough of a touch to divert the ball past Dean Delany.

“It was fantastic work from Walshy, and the ball in from Padraic was perfect and that’s my job as a striker, to just get on it, but I think it was a really good team goal. It was a terrible game, to be honest, so it was great to get the win,” said Faherty.

The visitors were marginally on top in the first half, but created little in the way of chances with Conor Winn making two comfortable saves to deny Ayman Ben Mohammad. United did have the ball in the net in the seventh minute, only for it to be ruled out for offside on a day when chances were at a premium.

GALWAY UNITED:

Winn; Horgan, Sinnott, Cantwell, Walsh; Shanahan, Sullivan, Connolly, Devaney (inj, Melody 77); Cunningham, Faherty (Keating 90).

BOHEMIAN FC:

Delany; Pender, D Byrne, Murphy, Fitzgerald; P Kavanagh, Mulcahy (Buckley 88), Lopes, Ben Mohammed; K Byrne, Quigley(Akinade 81).

Referee:

Ray Matthews (Midlands).

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