Cork City manager John Caulfield has described his side’s victory against Limerick as their “biggest win of the season”. The Champions responded to their 3-0 defeat away to Shamrock Rovers last Monday evening with a hard-fought 2-1 success in the Mu
Cork City manager John Caulfield has described his side’s victory against Limerick as their “biggest win of the season”.
The Champions responded to their 3-0 defeat away to Shamrock Rovers last Monday evening with a hard-fought 2-1 success in the Munster Derby at Turner’s Cross on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Graham Cummins and Josh O’Hanlon.
Speaking to reporters shortly after full time, the City boss admitted that due to the nature of the league this year and also the calibre of the opposition his side faced, this win was the most significant of the campaign so far.
“It was a tremendous win, probably our biggest win of the season,” declared Caulfield.
“It was a very, very difficult game. After last night’s results, you know everyone assumes we are just going to pick up the three points but it’s never like that.
“I keep saying that this league, week after week results will change. Now we had the opportunity to go ahead, didn’t. They went ahead, the lads bounced back but it was a warm day, hard going and Limerick were giving everything for Tommy Barrett.
“They’re brilliant lads working so hard for him and you can see why they have taken so many results.
“They were putting their bodies on the line and it’s great for Tommy that they are doing that because at the start of the season everyone was tipping them to go down.
“But there’s no chance Limerick will go down because he’s got local boys and our Cork boys with him and they’re fighting for their lives with him and once you’ve got guys that will do that for you, you’ve always got a chance.
“So we had to dig it out. Overall we are very happy with the three points. That’s the way it is this year. The gap has got much closer.
“You can see that a number of weeks ago we were a couple of points behind last Friday night, we were on top Monday night, we were back again down to second and tonight we're back on top it's that type of league.
“The teams are much closer together than they have been over the last number of years and I feel this year all the way through its going to be that type of league.
“Maybe people are underestimating that. This league is going to be much tougher.
“We won the league last year, we won a double but we never won that in the clubs history. This club has been in the top two since this management team has taken over the pressure is massive.”