Cork City midfielder Garry Buckley spoke with sseairtricityleague.ie after Cork City made it 10 league victories in a row with a 3-0 triumph over St. Patrick’s Athletic. The midfielder rounded off an impressive evening for the FAI Cup holders, by net
Cork City midfielder Garry Buckley spoke with sseairtricityleague.ie after Cork City made it 10 league victories in a row with a 3-0 triumph over St. Patrick’s Athletic. The midfielder rounded off an impressive evening for the FAI Cup holders, by netting a superb lob in stoppage time.
“You’re always happy when you get a goal. The most important thing I always say is the three points. Obviously look to score every game, but most importantly is the three points every game. As long as we’re winning, that’s the main thing.”
John Caulfield’s charges have had a fantastic week, back-to-back victories in the capital and an EA Sports Cup victory over Limerick were achieved, all with clean sheets.
“We’re probably firing on all cylinders, we’re getting clean sheets we’re playing well, we’re scoring goals and everybody is doing their part and contributing.”
“St. Pats are a great team. They’ve always been a good footballing team. Every away game in this league is tough. We soaked up the pressure in the first half, they had a few spells. Our winning mentality came out in the end and we good goals, our game management was good. We’re pleased with the three points.”
Teammate Sean Maguire contributed an assist and a typically influential display, which Buckley was quick to point out, “He’s probably involved in nearly all our goals. Although he doesn’t score some games his contribution is massive for us – closing down defenders – he starts attacks. No doubt in my opinion he’s the best player in the league. No doubt he’ll score a lot more goals that he has, long may it continue for him.
A knock to Conor McCormack saw the Rebels introduce Greg Bolger, who returned from injury last Monday, showing the strength Cork have,
“It pushes every player to perform. We’ve got a great squad - 17,18,19 players – some could play with most teams in this league. Competition is good and it brings out the best in everybody, long may it continue. “
Cork finish the opening round of games with a test at home to Bray Wanderers next Friday, “We were concentrating on Pats this week. Monday morning, we’ll analyse this game and go straight to Bray. As long as we play to our ability every week, nobody can touch us. If we are off, like we were in the first half, Bray could hurt us, but if we turn up with a good mentality like we have most of the season, we can turn teams over.”
The 23-year-old has now contributed four league goals in 2017, as Cork City continue their 100% record in 2017.