Cabinteely recorded a first ever League of Ireland win over UCD at Belfield on Friday night. Marty Waters once again reiterated his importance to the club, scoring two goals, as Pat Devlin's side won 3-2. The Cabo manager tells SSE Airtricity LeagueCabinteely recorded a first ever League of Ireland win over UCD at Belfield on Friday night. Marty Waters once again reiterated his importance to the club, scoring two goals, as Pat Devlin's side won 3-2. The Cabo manager tells SSE Airtricity League reporter Peter Branigan that he was pleased to get the result. "It was a good win, I think we deserved it." "I thought we played well in patches, and I'm delighted with three points." The period just after the break was crucial, as UCD equalised, before the visitors regained the lead within sixty seconds. The goal came from the penalty spot, and Devlin was certain that Ryan Swan had done enough to earn the spot kick. "It was a definite penalty." "I've been involved with so many clubs, and sometimes you get penalties against you." "Did he play for it? Of course he did." "But he was cute enough to take the defender on, and he hit him." "It's a penalty all day." Twice already this season, Cabinteely had thrown-away two goal leads against UCD. An Anto Dolan strike put them two clear on Friday, before Maxi Kouogun pulled one back for College. But Cabo held on, and Devlin says it was important to get the job done this time. "From a mental point of view, it was nice to win." "We were 3-1 up in Stradbrook earlier in the season, and drew. And then we drew with them again, so it was important to finish it out this time." "Particularly with the Cup game to come (against UCD) on Friday week." "While we have a big squad, we wouldn't have the calibre of player that UCD have." There are now just five points between the two clubs, and Devlin would undoubtedly love to finish above his former club in the table. That challenge begins next week with runaway league leaders Waterford the visitors to Stradbrook.
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