“Things are starting to click despite defeat” says Wexford boss Locke

Corey Chambers saves Kaka’s penalty

Wexford manager Damian Locke believes that it’s only a matter of time before results come their way after a 2-1 defeat to an impressive Cobh Ramblers side at the weekend. 

Wexford had taken a surprising lead through Adam Hanlon before Cobh got back into the game just minutes later. 17 year-old James McSweeney equalised, before  Matthew Whelan sealed the points with a goal on 76 minutes.

Damian Locke said, “Disappointed with how we started, Cobhs first 20 minutes was probably the best performance we faced all season. They started brilliantly and could’ve been out of sight but for some brilliant goal keeping from Corey.”

“Adam got us on the score sheet against the run of play with a great strike and it seemed to settle us down.”

“Conceding the equalising goal like we did, considering the Cobh pressure we held out on, earlier in the game including a penalty save, was frustrating because it was probably their weakest effort. We responded brilliantly and should’ve been awarded a penalty of our own shortly after conceding.”

“Second half is possibly our best 45 minutes of the season. Cobh couldn’t get out of their own half. We had numerous half chances but the ball just didn’t break for us.”

“Extremely disappointing that they scored from their only chance of the second half, because we switched off from a set piece and the boys know that’s not acceptable.”

“Plenty of positives to take and bring into next week, as it is clear to see things are staring to click for us, but unfortunately at the moment that little bit of luck others are getting in front of goal just isn’t happening for us.”

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