Cobh Ramblers went to the City Calling Stadium to take on Longford Town on Saturday night, and came away with a 3-1 win, thanks to goals from Karl Caulfield, Ian Mylod and Kyle McNamara.
Ramblers Manager Stephen Henderson was delighted with the result, and he spoke to Cork’s Big Red Bench, “We’re really over the moon with it, it was a fantastic performance.”
“We go from the goalkeeper, the back-four middle three, front three as units and then as a team they were fantastic. After the match i could hear a row in the dressing room, I thought it was the Longford room, but it was actually our lads, they were that disappointed with conceeding a goal. I suppose that tells you the way this group of players are going.”
“We could have had two or three in the first half. Karl Caulfield, we brought him in from Avondale this year and he’s been absolutely fantastic. He was fantastic last night, he set us off on the way in the second half with a screamer.”
“Young Kyle McNamara got the third, and Mylod got the second. But you know we could have got a few more before that, but i just think the overall performance.”
“We had a few issues before the match, Ross Mann was on the way to the match and he was very ill still, so we kind of lost him and our restrictions up front. We had nobody really to change the attack, so Dean Swords done really well to stay on for the whole game, because he’s still working on his fitness. It just shows we dealt with the problems, then they put in an unbelievable performance. It was incredible from them.”
“Karl’s goal was out of nowhere, and Karl would be the first to tell you he could have had two or three himself in the first half, he got clean through. He made it himself through intelligent running, intelligent passing. The one he scored he curled it from 25 yards, absolutely rocketed it in. I think he deserved that, because he gave us so much during the game. The goal capped up a marvellous performance that was married with Kaka in there and Craig Donnellan. The three of them in there were sensational with the three boys up front caused problems, getting in there all night.”
Cohh will hope to put back-to-back wins together when they host Shelbourne on Saturday afternoon. However, Stephen Henderson will be wary of a Shels back-lash following their 4-0 hammering to UCD last week.