Morrissey wants to chip in with more goals as City head to Sligo

Morrissey wants to chip in with more goals as City head to Sligo
Gearóid Morrissey of Cork City in action against Gavan Holohan of Waterford. Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

CORK CITY midfield ace Gearoid Morrissey will be hoping to hit the net again tonight when city take on Sligo hoping to extend their winning start to the new season to three games.

In last season’s title-winning campaign, Morrissey contributed six goals from midfield. 

Friday’s opener in the 2-0 win over Waterford got him off the mark for 2017, and he is targeting more.

“Yeah, a hundred percent,” he says.

“I tried last season and I got more than the previous season. 

"I’ll try to do the same this season, look to notch it up another one or two, maybe.”

The 55th-minute goal, after Waterford did well to hold City out, was a well-placed side-footed effort.

“It’s not something I’ve really worked on,” Morrissey admits, “it was just in the moment.

“You’re making a split-second decision, you could panic and put the foot through it but when you’re relaxed, like I was, you make a better decision.

“I was happy enough with that. 

"Throughout the season, I always get one or two with the left leg so I’m happy enough, I’ll take it.”

That goal had the effect of deflating Waterford, who had sat in tight, and City made sure of the win when Garry Buckley added a second.

“We didn’t give them too much respect,” Morrissey says, “it was just the way the game seemed to go, it developed like that."

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