Dundalk’s Friday night goal hero Kurtis Byrne told of his side’s joy after he delivered three points with a goal he labelled as his most important.
He struck just after the break, latching on to a fine Pat Hoban pass, and it was the only goal that separated the sides at the full-time whistle and he revealed the team’s happiness with the win against a Bray side who did not make it easy.
“I am delighted with the win and so are all the lads because that was a really tough game for us and they made it difficult for us to play so credit to them,” the Dubliner said afterwards. “They really made it hard for us to come out of that game with all three points.”
However, ever the perfectionist, even if the team were pleased as a whole, Byrne admitted he was not happy with his own individual display despite the crucial winning goal, his fifth in the league this season.
“I felt I was poor tonight if I’m honest and I wasn’t happy with my performance but to get the goal was important for the team and that is all that counts so I was just happy to see it hit the back of the net,” Byrne continued.
Of the goal that won all the points, an effort that squeezed past goalkeeper Darren Quigley and into the top corner, he admitted that it was possibly the most important goal of his career so far.
The former Hibernian forward stated: “In the league, it probably is the biggest goal I have scored and hopefully now after that one I can kick on and get even more for the team and help out.
“As long as we keep winning, it doesn’t matter how we do it but just winning at this point of the season and getting the points on the board is the only thing we are concentrating on.”