“Pressure’s on Cork” says Galway’s Marc Ludden

Marc Ludden

Galway United and Derry City kept their unbeaten streaks going in Eamonn Deacy Park last night, as the sides played out a scoreless draw. It also moved the Galway side off the bottom of the Premier Division table, and replaced by St Patrick’s Athletic. We spoke to Galway United defender Marc Ludden after the game. 

“Last night was very much a game of two halves. First half they probably had the better chances, but we looked dangerous on the counter attack. Second half we changed up our formation a bit which I think confused their game plan, and we had three very good chances that their keeper saved to keep them in the game.”

“But look it’s another point on the board and takes us off the bottom, and we are now unbeaten in ten games which is good.”

“In what other league in the world would you see the bottom team be unbeaten in ten games and still be that low in the table, it’s mad.”

Marc was very diplomatic when asked about the decision not to send off Derry City goalkeeper Ger Doherty for a deliberate hand-ball outside the penalty area. He said, “I think the video speaks for itself. I would never be looking for players to get sent off, that’s not what we are about. It’s up to the officials to make those decisions, he gave a yellow and we just had to keep playing and keep the heads focused.”

“Looking ahead to Friday’s clash with runaway leaders Cork City, as they look to become the team to break their 12-game winning streak in the league Ludden said, “Yeah Friday is another big game. Cork are on fire, and they are scoring goals for fun. It’s spread across the whole team so they have threats everywhere. We will have our game plan for this game, and if we all do our jobs like against Dundalk, then there is no reason we can’t beat them.”

“I think we have shown this year that we are very hard to break down, and our fitness levels are very high, so we will keep battling until the final whistle. The pressure is on Cork to beat us, no one is expecting anything from us, so let’s see how Friday goes.”

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