U.C.D. manager Collie O'Neill was satisfied with his evening's work as his side got back to winning ways with a routine 3-0 victory over Wexford FC in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening. The Students dominated from the start, but despite creating aU.C.D. manager Collie O'Neill was satisfied with his evening's work as his side got back to winning ways with a routine 3-0 victory over Wexford FC in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening. The Students dominated from the start, but despite creating a succession of chances they didn't stamp their authority on the contest until late in the first-half when quick-fire goals from Daire O'Connor and Neil Farrugia put them in control, and O'Neill believes that purple patch was pivotal in how the game played out. “The timing of the goals was important because it took the pressure off us. I thought we did really, really well in the first-half and created several opportunities but the longer it goes and you don't convert one of them you might start to panic and do the wrong things. "The two goals came at a very, very good time. The chances were coming and we were knocking at the door for a while and it was nice that the goals eventually came. We've had games before where we played like that and didn't get the reward,” he said. The third goal from captain Gary O'Neil also arrived at the perfect time, coming shortly after the interval to put the game to bed, and the manager said it was in their minds to make the game safe as quickly as possible. “We said at half-time that the next goal is vitally important. If Wexford get it then the dynamic of the game changes but it we could get it it would kill the game off, and that's what happened,” he said. When U.C.D. last visited Ferrycarrig Park in May they ran out emphatic 8-0 winners but O'Neill says there was no chance of that happening this time around and he was delighted to come away with the three points. “Two games like that never happen in a row. To win a game 8-0 is an absolutely freak result. We're into the business end of the season now so three points is all that matters. Whether you score eight or you score one it doesn't matter once you get over the line. Once we had the three goals we knew that was it, that was more or less game over,” he said The Students had suffered a recent mini blip, taking only one point from their previous three games so O'Neill was relieved to get the victory that gives them a five-point cushion at the top of the table. “It's nice to get back to a win. We've Galway at home next week so we need to continue the momentum and get three points there as well. We have a few points of a gap, losing Georgie (Kelly) was a big blow to us but it's a case of not even looking at other fixtures or other games that are going on. "We just concentrate on ourselves and try to get the three points week after week and hopefully eventually we'll just run out of games and they can't catch us,” he said.
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