Derry City made it ten league games unbeaten after a 2-1 win over Galway United in Maginn Park on Friday night. However, in that only three were victories.
Ronan Curtis and Nathan Boyle had the Candystripes 2-0 up after only nine minutes, before Gary Shanahan pulled one back for the Tribesmen before the half hour mark. United did threaten to equalise on numerous occasions in the second half, but City held on to claim the three points.
Derry’s Assistant Manager Hugh Harkin told theleagueofireland.com “It’s great to sign off with a win going into the break although as you said Galway made it difficult for us.”
“We started well and went 2 goals ahead early in the first half and could have made it three.”
“Midway through the half Galway made a tactical change and played more direct which caused us some problems and allowed them to score.”
“The second half was more of a battle with Galway pressing hard for the equaliser but we were able to hold firm and take all three points.”
Harkin continued, “On reflection it was a good victory when you consider we had 11 U-21’s in the 18-man panel.”
Derry have some decisions to make as regards the transfer window in July and Harkin said, “We will now assess the squad during the break and look at maybe bringing in some experience if they fit our budget and how we want to play.”