Kieran 'Marty' Waters was in buoyant mood after goals from Robert Manley and Jack Watson helped Cabinteely to a 2-0 over Wexford FC in their SSE First Division Airtricity League clash in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening. The victory moved the Dubl
Kieran 'Marty' Waters was in buoyant mood after goals from Robert Manley and Jack Watson helped Cabinteely to a 2-0 over Wexford FC in their SSE First Division Airtricity League clash in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening.
The victory moved the Dubliners back to the top of the top of the table and Waters says their lofty position is as much to do with their attitude as any silky skills on the pitch.
“There's plenty of tough games. Every game has been a battle. I know we haven't played as well as we'd want to be but there's no teams like Barcelona or Man City in this division, so sometimes it just comes down to grit. Depending on the night you just have to go out and give it your best and getting the three points is the most important thing,” he said.
Waters admitted that the hosts had their opportunities to hit the back of the net, particularly in the first-half, and it was Cabo's ruthlessness in front of goal in the opening 45 minutes that really told in the end.
“Wexford had their chances in first-half and didn't take them and we took our chances really, really well. In the second-half we got into some really good areas but we just couldn't punish them. We'll take 2-0 down here though. Wexford have been our dodgy team so that's a good win for us,” he said.
Waters may be playing second fiddle to Rob Manley in the scoring stakes so far this season, but he's happy with his own contribution as well as being delighted for his fellow attacker, although he did point out that he played a part in the opener, Manley's tenth of a fruitful campaign to date.
“It hit me on the shin, but it wasn't enough, it's Rob's goal. I'm delighted for him because he's putting the work in. I've got one goal for myself and five assists, so it's not like I'm not doing anything. We're winning that's the most important thing, I don't care who scores,” he said.
Although they're sitting pretty at the top of the league at the moment, Waters is well aware that it's early days and neither he or his team-mates will be getting too carried away at this juncture.
“After the first run of games I think anything can happen. Consistency is the important thing now. If you're consistent enough you might have a chance of the play-offs or whatever. That's down to us and our mentality. We'll take each game as it comes and see where it takes us,” he said.