Joking that he gave up goals for lent, Kieran 'Marty' Waters has hit the net trail with venom to send Cabinteely FC back to the top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division. The striker bagged an early 29th birthday present last week by grabbing
Joking that he gave up goals for lent, Kieran 'Marty' Waters has hit the net trail with venom to send Cabinteely FC back to the top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division.
The striker bagged an early 29th birthday present last week by grabbing the winner in the 1-0 Dublin derby success over Shelbourne at Stradbrook.
Then followed that on Saturday evening by finishing off a great team move to end Longford Town’s unbeaten run this season in another 1-0 triumph at the City Calling Stadium.
“We’re absolutely buzzing. Hard work got us the three points,” declared the 2017 PFAI First Division player of the year. “It a results business. We got the points.”
Having been the main assist provider for Divisional top-scorer Rob Manley (five of the ten goals), Waters is delighted that his strike partner had repaid the compliment on the double for the past two fixtures.
“We’re buzzing off each other. It’s paying off. I assisted some of his goals. Rob’s now chipping in with mine. It doesn’t matter who scores as long as the team wins.”
The winner against Shels ended a two-month barren run for Waters who now has three for the campaign – all in winning outings.
“I gave then up for Lent. I’m more than happy to chip in. Anything to help the team. We’re top of the pile now.”
With the most league victories (8); joint top scorers with Shels (19); five clean sheets in their last seven starts and on a record breaking seven-match unbeaten league run – Waters knows the Green and White’s are there to be chased down, starting with fourth placed Drogheda United next weekend.
“There’s tough games to come. Every club wants the comfort of being top of the table. It’s good to be up there and challenging. You have Longford, Shels, Drogheda, Limerick and Bray still very much in the mix.
"The most important thing is to keep getting points. Come the end of the season, hopefully, we’ll be up there.”