Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 22, 2016
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
Att: 1,006

Gary Shanahan 23' -
Scored: 23'


Vinny Faherty 38' -
Scored: 38'


Ryan Connolly 60' -
Scored: 60'


Vinny Faherty 90' + 2' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 21'
- Shane Dunne 21'

Red: 72'
- Paul Murphy 72'

Scored: 85'
- Andy Mulligan 85'


League Report: Galway United 4-2 Wexford Youths

Fri, Jul 22 2016

Ryan Connolly celebrates scoring Galway's third goal. Credit: Jimmy McElroy

Galway recorded a welcome first win since mid-May and a first home win since April, as Vinny Faherty inspired them with a double to take all three points against Wexford Youths at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night.

 

Wexford Youths hit the front completely against the run of play as Shane Dunne fired in a fine low effort from the edge of the box into the bottom corner on 21 minutes after Galway had forced the issue in the early stages.

 

Prior to the visitors taking the lead, Vinny Faherty created chances for Conor Melody and Paul Sinnott, as he played clever balls for both but neither could find the net. Melody saw his effort saved by Graham Doyle and Sinnott fired over the crossbar.

 

The home side responded quickly to going behind as Faherty picked out Shanahan and he side footed past Doyle two minutes later to level matters.

 

Conor Melody then saw his effort brilliantly blocked by Stephen Last inside the box before the home side hit the front.

 

Melody provided the assist as he crossed to the near post seven minutes from the break and Vinny Faherty headed in his ninth of the season for a deserved interval lead.

 

Galway should have added a third just after the break, as Ryan Connolly played a lovely through ball for Gary Shahahan and his shot went through Graham Doyle’s legs, but Lee Grace got back to clear the ball off the line.

 

That third goal did arrive on the hour mark, as Galway captain Ryan Connolly beat the advancing Doyle to the ball and curled the ball into the unguarded net after some excellent play from the midfielder had created the opportunity.

 

Wexford’s job was made all the more difficult when striker Paul Murphy was red carded for a rash tackle straight through the back of Sinnott on 72 minutes. But they did pull a goal back with five minutes remaining as sub Andy Mulligan made an immediate impact having just come on as he fired past Conor Winn to set up a nervous finish for the home side.

 

But striker Vinny Faherty settled the nerves in injury time as he raced onto an excellent ball from left full Stephen Walsh to coolly curl the ball around the advancing Doyle and just inside the far post for his tenth of the season and a welcome three points for Tommy Dunne’s side.

 

Galway United: Conor Winn; Colm Horgan, Armin Aganovic, Stephen Folan, Stephen Walsh; Gary Shanahan, Paul Sinnott, Ryan Connolly (Jose Garcia 91), Kevin Devaney; Vinny Faherty (Padraic Cunningham 92), Conor Melody.

Subs not used: Kevin Horgan (GK), Enda Curran, Killian Cantwell Jose Garcia, Alex Byrne, Cormac Raferty, Padraic Cunningham.

Yellow Cards: Melody (40).

Red Card: None.

 

Wexford Youths: Graham Doyle; Craig McCabe, Lee Grace, Stephen Last; Adrien Friel (Aiden Keenan 62), Chris Kenny (Shane Dempsey 73), Jonny Bonner (Andrew Mulligan 82), Shane Dunne, Daniel Ledwith; Daniel Furlong, Paul Murphy.

Subs not used: Eric Molloy, Conor O’Keeffe, Conor Whittle, Gavin Dowling (GK).

Yellow Cards:   Kenny (57).

Red Card: P. Murphy (72).

 

Referee: Dave McKeon (Dublin).

Official Attendance: 1,006.

Extratime.ie Player of the Match:  Vinny Faherty (Galway Utd).

 

You can see Jimmy McElroy's pictures from the game here.


Galway United
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Armin Aganovic
Defender
Stephen Folan
Defender
Colm Horgan
Defender
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Ryan Connolly
60Scored: 60'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Midfielder
Kevin Devaney
Midfielder
Conor Melody
40Booked: 40'
Midfielder
Paul Sinnott
Midfielder
Vinny Faherty
38Scored: 38'
90Scored: 90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Forward
Gary Shanahan
23Scored: 23'
Forward

Substitutes
Alex Byrne
Midfield
Kilian Cantwell
Defender
Padraic Cunningham
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Forward
Enda Curran
Forward
José Garcia
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Midfield
Cormac Raftery
Defender
Sam Ramsbottom
Goalkeeper
Wexford
Graham Doyle
Goalkeeper
Lee Grace
Defender
Stephen Last
Defender
Daniel Ledwith
Defender
Craig McCabe
Defender
Aidan Friel
Midfielder 62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Shane Dunne
Midfielder
21Scored: 21'
Jonny Bonner
Midfielder 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Chris Kenny
Midfielder
57Booked: 57'
73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Danny Furlong
Forward
Paul Murphy
Forward
72Sent off: 72'

Substitutes
Gavin Dowling
Goalkeeper
Shane Dempsey
Midfield
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
Aidan Keenan
Forward
62Subbed On: 62'
62'
Eric Molloy
Midfield
Andy Mulligan
Midfield
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
85Scored: 85'
Conor O'Keeffe
Defender
Conor Whittle
Defender