'We're taking it one game at a time and not looking too far ahead' - Stephen Christopher keeping his feet firmly on the ground as Galway United secure another win on the roadWed, Sep 23 2020
Andrew Dempsey reports from Stradbrook Road
Despite helping his side to a last-minute winner on Monday evening away to Cabinteely, Galway United attacking midfielder Stephen Christopher admits the Tribesmen are not looking beyond their next fixture against Cobh Ramblers.
The Tribesmen are now level on points with Andy Myler’s UCD in the race to finish in one of the four First Division Playoff positions.
United’s late win at Stradbrook has now also seen John Caulfield’s side move to within three points of Cabinteely.
Following their clash at the end of July, Galway were fourteen points behind Cabo – but despite that turnaround, Christopher is not getting carried away.
“We’re just taking it one game at a time and we’re not looking at anyone else’s results,” he told extratime.com.
“Winning breeds confidence and if we can keep going on this run, we’ll see where we end up at the end of the season. We’re taking it one game at a time and not looking too far ahead.”
The former Cobh Ramblers star was a constant thorn in the Cabinteely side on Monday night, and he was duly rewarded for his work-rate in the 99th minute of the game as his free-kick creeped into the top corner of the net.
“John (Caulfield) was telling me to make sure that I beat everyone, and I think I overhit it a bit and the keeper took a step and it went over him.
“I got that bit of luck, but I had chances before that the keeper made some good saves with. I think I was due that bit of luck and thankfully it went in.
“It’s three points at the end of the day so we move on and hopefully we can get another three points.
“I was just picking up some nice areas but when we went down to ten men, I was thinking I’d be lucky if I got a touch inside in and around the box.
“Wilson (Waweru) did well to get the free-kick and the rest just happened. I got that bit of luck and I’m happy we got the three points.”
Next up for Christopher and his Galway United teammates is a home league game against Cobh Ramblers – and the 24-year-old is wary of the challenge his former club pose to his current employer.
“Cobh are tricky opponents and they will be on Friday for us,” he finished. “They always make things difficult for opponents but we’re just looking forward to it and hopefully we can get the three points and see where it takes us in the table.”