Wexford FC attacker Emmet Nugent was relieved that his side finally got some tangible reward for their efforts after playing out a scoreless stalemate against Limerick FC in the SSE Airtricity League First Division in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday eveni
Wexford FC attacker Emmet Nugent was relieved that his side finally got some tangible reward for their efforts after playing out a scoreless stalemate against Limerick FC in the SSE Airtricity League First Division in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening.
It brought an end to a run of four consecutive defeats by single goal margins since they drew 2-2 with Cobh Ramblers in early May and the winger felt it was a point they fully deserved, although he admitted it was a game that could have gone either way.
“We fought hard tonight. Both teams had their chances and we went close a few times. John Pearse hit the post in the second-half and Jack (Doherty) had a few chances, but we dug deep in the end and got the point we deserved,” he said.
The Kilkenny man, who scored a brilliant opening goal when Wexford drew 1-1 with Limerick in Market's Field earlier in the season, said they've had to endure some tough times in recent weeks, but they showed great mental fortitude to earn a point from Friday's game.
“It was tough to take in the last two or three games, conceding in the last couple of minutes and losing 2-1, then losing last week in the 91st minute. Thankfully we took something from the game tonight because we've been putting in the effort,” he said.
The Slaneysiders can now go into the mid-season break with a slight spring in their step and Nugent says they will be aiming to finish the campaign on a high.
“I think we deserve a week off now after going hard for the last couple of weeks and I don't think the break will do us any harm. After the break we'll just have to keep pushing on. We'll have to take this little bit of momentum into the next game when we come back. We're away to Cabinteely and we'll be looking to go up their and get the points,” he said.