Galway United bounced back from their disappointing loss to Shelbourne to strike three first half goals last Friday (27th April) to run out comfortable winners over Cobh Ramblers in Eamonn Deacy Park.
Conor Barry struck two goals but it was Alan Murphy who entered the history books when he got a record breaking 75th league goal for the club.
United got their first goal on 18 minutes. Ryan Connolly won a 50/50 and set up Barry. The midfielder took one touch before finding the far corner of the net.
MATCH REPORT | United ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Cobh Ramblers on Friday night courtesy of a brace from Conor Barry and a club record breaking 75th league goal for Alan Murphy.https://t.co/oF460QWncS #GUFC pic.twitter.com/ua5rIGSsfn
— Galway United (@GalwayUnitedFC) April 28, 2018
Five minutes later, Barry made it 2-0. He was first to react to a deflection from an attempted clearnce intercepting a defensive pass before scoring past keeper Paul Hunt.
And the third goal came just before half-time when Barry was held back. Murphy lotted the penalty to the net to get his 75th Galway United goal and a standing ovation.
Galway United: Conor Barry 18′, 23′, Alan Murphy 45′
Galway United: Tadhg Ryan; Gary Shanahan, Robbie Williams, Stephen Walsh, Marc Ludden; Conor Melody, Alan Murphy, Ryan Connolly; Conor Barry, Carlton Ubaezuonu; Conor Layng. Subs used: Stephen Kenny for Melody (78 mins), Alex Byrne for Murphy (78 mins), Maurice Nugent for Walsh (90 mins).
Galway United face two away trips over the next seven days in the SSE Airtricity League First Division. they travel to Lissywollen on Friday, 4th May to take on Athlone Town at 7.45pm. And on Monday, 7th May, they make the trek to Finn Park to face Finn Harps at 5pm.