Waterford FC's Alan Reynolds was a satisfied man after leading his charges to the cusp of promotion after a comfortable 3-0 derby win over Wexford FC in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening. A first-half double from veteran striker Mark O'Sullivan put
Waterford FC's Alan Reynolds was a satisfied man after leading his charges to the cusp of promotion after a comfortable 3-0 derby win over Wexford FC in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening.
A first-half double from veteran striker Mark O'Sullivan put the Blues in control, before John Martin sealed the deal with 15 minutes remaining and Reynolds was happy to see that third goal nestle in the back of the net.
“The first half performance was very good, then the second half was a bit scrappy. They still sat in at 2-0 down which I was a bit surprised with. We got dragged down a bit and our level of performance dipped but I was delighted to see John Martin get the third to finish off the game,” he said.
Reynolds was delighted with the contribution of two-goal hero O'Sullivan, as he got through a Trojan amount of work, as well as giving a masterclass in finishing.
“Mark O'Sullivan's strike just before half-time was outstanding and it's great to have him fully fit. He's a predator. He leads the line and he works really hard and he's a great example to all the lads out there,” said Reynolds.
The Blues are so close to the title now that they can almost taste it and, provided second-placed Cobh Ramblers don't slip up in the meantime, Reynolds wants his charges to complete the job in front of their home faithful next weekend.
“They're delighted in the dressing room. Hopefully next weekend the RSC will be rocking and we'll get across the line. I want to win this next week, in front of our home crowd,” he said.
However, Reynold did stress they'll be keeping the champagne on ice for a little while longer and will prepare for the visit of Longford Town in the same manner as they would any game.
“We won't get ahead of ourselves. We prepared really well for tonight and we'll do the same next week, and hopefully we'll get the job done,” he said.