Cabinteely made history in Stradbrook on Saturday night as the won their third straight League of Ireland match for the first time, and in style with a 4-1 win over previously unbeaten Cobh Ramblers.
After losing their first two matches to UCD and Waterford, Pat Devlin’s’ men have recorded wins over Wexford, Longford and now Cobh, whilst only conceding one goal.
Player-coach Daire Doyle only returned to the fold on Saturday, when he replaced Victor Ekenam. He said, “I’m delighted to be back. I Only trained on the Friday and came on a lot sooner than expected with Victor’s injury but felt good and raring to go again.”
“Everyone at the club is delighted with our form and on picking up 3 wins in a row.”
“What we have as a group is a real closeness and belief in each other. We had looked to pick up results from the start but suffered 2 defeats in our opening games.”
“The group kept the belief that with the quality we have in the squad that results would follow and thankfully they have.”
“It was a great win against an unbeaten Cobh side on Saturday. Our performance deserved that result. It was a tough test which we more than stood up to and then the quality in the side shone through.”
“We have put in a big effort right from pre season and to win 3 in a row has been great, something Cabinteely have never done before.”
“We will look to kick on now and go into next weeks game at Athlone feeling we can win the game.”
“In previous seasons Cabinteely may have been seen as an easier game but that is definitely no longer the case. With the changes made at the club in the off season with staff and players brought in, there is a real feeling amongst everyone at the club that we can be competitive in every game we play this season.”
“This run will now maybe see teams no longer under estimate our side. But we are aware that it is only 3 games and that we have a long way to go but the future definitely looks bright.”
Next up for the club is a trip to the midlands next Friday night to take on Athlone Town.
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