Cabinteely's fine recent form continued on Friday night as they held league leaders Waterford to a 1-1 draw at Stradbrook. Marty Waters had them ahead inside the opening quarter, but in truth they could have been out of sight by that stage. "We hi
Cabinteely's fine recent form continued on Friday night as they held league leaders Waterford to a 1-1 draw at Stradbrook.
Marty Waters had them ahead inside the opening quarter, but in truth they could have been out of sight by that stage.
"We hit the crossbar twice, and played very well in the opening twenty minutes," manager Pat Devlin tells SSE Airtricity League reporter Peter Branigan.
"We could have easily been three up by that stage."
"But having had someone (Kevin Knight) sent off, we have to happy with that result."
Devlin was "disappointed" with the nature of the Waterford equaliser, as Mark O'Sullivan headed the visitors level before the break, as well as Knight's red card, which came with a little over ten minutes left on the clock.
But the result sees the south Dublin club go unbeaten in the league for five games for the very first time, and Devlin says it's a sign that the team is heading in the right direction.
"Overall, I'm happy with the progress."
"Waterford are the only side that we haven't beaten in the league this season."
"So that's good for us, considering where we started out."
"We just need to keep building."
The club, having finished eighth and seventh respectively in 2015 and 2016, could finish as high as third this season. But in terms of silverware, it's all about the FAI Cup. The journey to the Aviva begins against local rivals UCD on Friday.
"The Cup is very unpredictable, you need lots of luck."
"I've been fortunate enough to win it a couple of times, and it's a great thing to be involved in."
"Playing at home, we've nothing to lose, and all to gain."
Cabo beat the Students as recently as last weekend, a first ever win over them in the League of Ireland, and Devlin's team will be confident that they can keep their good run going.