After another clean sheet and three points a 2-0 home win over Bray Wanderers last Friday, Galway United look to string together three straight First Division victories tonight when travelling to Markets Field against an unpredictable Treaty United currently unbeaten in six.
Friday feast sees two of division’s top five square off
Treaty vs Galway – Kick-off: 7.45pm
It wasn’t plain sailing last week for John Caulfield’s men, but goals from Stephen Walsh and David Hurley’s second-half penalty secured a deserved result. This week, in a local derby, it’ll be interesting to see how they handle business.
Treaty occupy the division’s final promotion play-off place in fifth, have only conceded three goals in their last six games and boast a few familiar faces who could haunt their visitors.
Among them is former Galway striker Enda Curran and midfielder Stephen Christopher, who’ve combined to score seven of the team’s 13 league goals this season.
Naturally, Caulfield is expecting a tough battle.
“We are looking forward to the game, we know Treaty are a very strong team.
Tommy Barrett has assembled a very experienced side, we saw how well they did last year, [he] brought in Joe Gorman and Enda Curran this year, also has the other former United lads that are there.
It is a local derby so we know how difficult it will be, but our form has been good and hopefully we have a big following.”
On the evidence of last week’s display, they’ll have to be clinical to beat an inspired Jack Brady.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper made multiple important saves to keep Longford Town at bay last Saturday and only Cork City’s David Harrington has more than his four clean sheets this term.
If they’re to successfully keep pace with league-leading Cork, who host Longford themselves elsewhere tonight, lapses like their sluggish second-half showing last week cannot continue.
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