Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds has praised his side’s performance after coming from behind to beat reigning champions Cork City 2-1 at the RSC. Despite the game ending with four red cards and both managers dismissed, Reynolds, while disappointed,
Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds has praised his side’s performance after coming from behind to beat reigning champions Cork City 2-1 at the RSC.
Despite the game ending with four red cards and both managers dismissed, Reynolds, while disappointed, doesn’t want his side’s performance to go unnoticed.
“I’m just disappointed with that end of it but I really don’t want it to get in the way of the performance. It’s great night and I’m delighted with the result. I was disappointed that we conceded from a set piece so early in the game but also for the cheap free kick that we gave away for the goal.
“But you have to look at the character that we’ve shown to come back into the game. I’ve said that to the players because that’s what we have in the dressing room. We have a team spirit that has gotten us this result here tonight."
City controlled the first half and were deservedly in front at the break, but Reynolds’ side came out fighting in the second half to take the points.
“I thought that both teams were really going for the game in the second half. It was going from end to end and it was wide open. I thought that we were better second half. Cork are lively with Kieran Sadlier and Graham Cummins, who could catch you on the break but I thought that we shaded the second half.
“Gavan Holohan has been getting a few assists for us this season and it was a great ball into the area for the equalising goal. I thought that he was really good and put in a good shift but we needed to work their keeper more than we did in the first half.
“I felt that Cork were comfortable with us but we needed to take the foot off the pedal and just go for it. We did that in the second half of the game. Courtney is claiming the goal and I thought that Stanley Aborah was outstanding tonight and I thought that he was different class.
“When you look at the crowd there, they've come to see that and the place was electric."