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Drogheda United 1
Control the controllables. In a relegation battle all any team can do is take care of its own chores. Whatever is occurring elsewhere cannot be influenced. On Friday evening Galway United gleaned a point from a lively contest with Drogheda United. Fifty two miles away at the Carlisle Grounds Finn Harps were notching a vital victory, meaning Galway were eight points from safety. Jeff Kenna wasn’t looking for a sympathy vote, though, insisting Galway can operate at this level. "All we can do is look after our own shop. Finn Harps would have been thinking, going to Bray, that is a game they can win and other teams looking at our result will think it is a great point for us. Obviously they are a further two points ahead, but all we can do is focus on our own game.
There have been a wide range of emotions experienced by followers of Galway United throughout this turbulent season but finally, 330 days after their last league win in Terryland Park, joy unconfined greeted Mark Gough’s final whistle on Friday night as Jeff Kenna’s side produced a winning league performance when it was needed most.
Attaining a requisite level of consistency was an issue. It has been rectified. For that Jeff Kenna and Ian Foster should take a bow. They also deserve to be commended for deploying Jay O’Shea in a fresh and exciting role that ensures Galway United enter every game with aspirations again.
A trip to the banks of the Camac can bring delight or disaster. Galway United experienced the former 16 months ago when Derek Glynn notched a double of rare beauty. That was Galway’s prettiest performance in a half dozen years. Can a comparable display be summoned tomorrow?
For teams vexed by league pressures cup competitions are a welcome break, but tomorrow's Terryland Park tussle between Galway United and Athlone Town should not be short on incident or intrigue.
Richmond Park is becoming synonymous with glorious Galway United wins.
Galway United 0
A minute by minute look at how Sunday’s Cup tie unfolded.
The margin for error is slim as Galway United venture into the last 180 minutes of 2008 completely aware that a brace of victories are required.