Wexford lost 2-0 at the RSC on Saturday night to an improving Waterford side. Results have been disappointing for Damian Locke’s men, but he still thinks it’s only a matter of time before things begin to improve.
Damian Locke told us, “I felt Saturday was a game of two halves. Waterford played well in the first half and deserved their 1-0 lead at half-time.”
“I thought we took the game to them in the second half without getting the break-through as they defended well and their goalkeeper made 2 or 3 good saves.”
“We are disappointed at conceding both goals from our own set pieces but that is something we have already went about rectifying in training last night.”
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Two young players were introduced from the bench against Waterford, 18 year-old midfielder Craig Hayes, and 17 year-old striker Eoin Porter.
We spoke to Damian about both youngsters, “Both Eoin Porter and Craig Hayes have been apart of our underage set up over the last number of years. Eoin played a hand full of first team games with Wexford Youths last season in the Premier Division, and is joining back in with the first team squad on the back of good performances with U-19s lately.”
“Craig has had a good start to the season considering it’s his first year in senior football. He is improving weekly. We are very happy with both lads as well as many other underage players we have in our current squad who we see featuring over the next few weeks.”
The next two league games will be hugely important for Wexford, as they face a trip to Dublin to face Shelbourne, before a home game against Longford Town.
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