If you're going to get your hands on a league title sometimes you need to do it the hard way, and that's exactly what Waterford FC did on Friday night as they eked out a 1-0 win over local rivals Wexford FC at Ferrycarrig Park. Derek Daly's 51st min
If you're going to get your hands on a league title sometimes you need to do it the hard way, and that's exactly what Waterford FC did on Friday night as they eked out a 1-0 win over local rivals Wexford FC at Ferrycarrig Park.
Derek Daly's 51st minute goal was the difference between the teams and Blues assistant manager John Frost was delighted his side managed to add another three points to their tally.
“We're just happy to come out on the right side of the result. We got another 1-0 win and we'll take that,” he said.
Frost said it took the visitors some time to settle into the game with conditions proving troublesome following an afternoon of incessant drizzle.
“We were just trying to get used to the conditions, the ball was sliding around the place but we kept our shape like last week against Shelbourne. Wexford played most of the football, but once again we got into the game, soaked up a lot of pressure and looked dangerous on the counter-attack,” said Frost.
Half-time substitute Conor Whittle was lively when he entered the fray, providing the assist for Daly's goal and Frost was full of praise for the former Wexford player.
“Conor's been great. Last week he came on as well and he played a pivotal part in saving a goal. This week he created a goal, so it just goes to show it's a squad effort. If you keep working and put your head down, you'll keep getting your chance and Conor's been a shining example of that,” he said.
The hosts tried to pile the pressure on Waterford in search of an equaliser, but Frost said they dealt with the challenge well.
“We put extra bodies in midfield and Wexford resorted to knocking it long, instead of going through the middle, which suited David Mulcahy and Patrick McClean and they were mopping it up,” said the Waterford coach.
The victory keeps the Blues at the summit of the table and next Friday night they welcome Longford Town to the RSC, when they'll hope to continue their winning ways.