Ollie Horgan: 'I thought the togetherness was excellent and I thought the supporters, at one nil down, were mighty and we need that.'

John Caulfield & Ollie Horgan

John Caulfield & Ollie Horgan Credit: Paul Dolan (ETPhotos)

Paul Corcoran reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United secured their second win of the season when they came from behind to beat Waterford on Friday night.

The Blues took the lead in the first half through Padraig Amond but two goals from Vince Borden and David Hurley in the second half secured an important victory for the Tribesmen.

United’s assistant manager spoke to the press after the game and Ollie Horgan was pleased with his side’s performance.

“You know the result which is probably far more important than the performance, I think to be fair that the result matched the performance albeit we went one nil down,” Horgan said after the game.

“While we were one nil down at half time, I don't think anyone was getting too carried away.

“We created chances Aodh hit the joint in the crossbar and post and we had one cleared off the line that Waterford got to but you can see the quality of Waterford and having the counterattack with Parsons and obviously Padraig Amond, he looks as fit and as sharp as he was when he was with Shamrock Rovers or Sligo Rovers years ago.

“Overall, I think we shaded it. We deserved to win it.”

Horgan reserved special praise for the supporters who created a great atmosphere at Eamonn Deacy Park – despite their team going in at half time a goal down.

“I thought the togetherness was excellent and I thought the supporters, at one nil down, were mighty and we need that.

“And we spoke about that, John and I, that it's all right when you're winning the game 2-1 at the end, of course, you know, everyone's going back you, but when you're one nil down and need it and they were there and there in their numbers and that was huge.”

Horgan also looked ahead to Monday night’s game against Shelbourne as they enter a busy period with that game against the Reds just days from now and then they welcome Drogheda United next Friday night.

“They're all massive. There’s no let-up in it you know we’re probably the walking wounded in there to a degree with the effort and energy and knocks that they took out there,” Horgan explained.

“We’ve got to dust ourselves down, we're in tomorrow morning. We haven't looked next or near Shelburne as of yet. We did watch them against Waterford for the purpose of Waterford.

“We'll have a look at them and we'll have a look at them from the game tonight up in Sligo. It’s a hectic weekend but it's brilliant to have it.

“It’s great to be going to Tolka Park and Drogheda coming the following week, Shamrock Rovers coming the following week, that’s what it’s about and long may that continue.”

The Tribesmen travel to Tolka Park on Monday to face Shelbourne, kick-off is at 7.45pm.