Cabinteely midfielder Jack Watson praised the performance of his side after they came away with a 2-0 victory of Cobh Ramblers at Stradbrook Road on Friday night. Watson opened the scoring in the 18th minute before Kevin Knight doubled the home sid
Cabinteely midfielder Jack Watson praised the performance of his side after they came away with a 2-0 victory of Cobh Ramblers at Stradbrook Road on Friday night.
Watson opened the scoring in the 18th minute before Kevin Knight doubled the home side's lead from the penalty spot four minutes later. The goals gave Cabo a 2-0 advantage going into half-time and Watson said that they expected Cobh to come out fighting in the second half.
"It was a great win. We had to work hard for it in the second half and we had to dig deep," the 22-year-old said post-match.
"We defended for most of the second half. We got good chances. Unfortunately, we didn't take them in the second half but luckily we did in the first. We got at them quick. We came out the tracks and got the first two goals and that set us up for the game."
Watson attributed the second half showing to his side being wary of complacency. He also spoke of the resilience showed by himself and his teammates as Cobh applied pressure throughout the second half.
"We were expecting them to come out fighting. At the break we were saying 'no game is won at half time' so we were expecting them to come out quick. We were expecting them to lump balls forward.
"We just wanted to sit in and defend for the first five or ten minutes. It settled down then and we just got forward and started creating more chances."
While Watson was disappointed that Cabo failed to get a third goal, he was pleased that he managed to find the net himself.
"As I said, unfortunately we didn't score any more but we kept on and got the three points which was important. And it's always nice to get a goal."
The win means Cabinteely remain in seventh position in the First Division table and have opened up a four-point gap to Cobh Ramblers in eighth. They will have the opportunity to move within a point of Galway United when the two sides meet this coming Friday at Eamonn Deacy Park.