Carty Has The Answer For Family Fortunes

Conor Carty served up a family treat as he made his mark for Wanderers.

Carty enjoyed a memorable senior debut for the Whites as he came off the bench to score a spectacular equaliser at Tranmere Rovers.

His injury-time volley secured a 2-2 draw and a point from the Papa Johns Trophy tie.

And even though Wanderers then lost the penalty shoot-out to miss out on a bonus point, it was still a special night for the Carty clan.

“It was kind of a bittersweet moment to lose the game on pens, but happy to get the goal,” said Conor, who was watched at Prenton Park by his parents, grandad and younger sister.

“My family were also in the stand, and they haven’t seen me play in a while, so I was delighted to get the goal in front of them.

“When I got told [that I was in the team] I let them know and they’ve come over on the boat all together.”

County Wicklow-raised Carty joined Wanderers in the summer after leaving Wolves.

The 20-year-old is leading scorer for the Whites’ B team and made the most of his chance after being elevated to the senior ranks with a stunning finish from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s knock-down as Ian Evatt’s men stayed top of Group B and with qualification for the knock-out stages still in their own hands.

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“Obviously Jon’s a big guy and he was winning a lot of flick-ons,” added Carty – an Irish youth international – after scoring his first goal in senior football as one of half-a-dozen members of the B team in the squad at Tranmere.

“I’ve seen the ball come to him and he flicked it on and it just sat up nicely for me.

“The B team games have been very good for me and the team because the manager comes to a lot of the games.

“Thankfully, he’s seen me score in those games and I’ve been able to get the opportunity.

“If you’re doing well, he’s going to give you the opportunity. Thankfully, he did that to numerous of us.

“I want to get as many games as I can under my belt and thankfully I was able to add to it tonight.”


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