UCD and Wexford played out a scoreless draw in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening, and as much as it was frustrating for UCD boss Collie O’Neill, he couldn’t fault his players effort on the night.
The students have only won one of their last four matches, even if that was a 3-2 win over leaders Waterford, but missed a great opportunity to close the gap on them.
O’Neill told us, “It was a frustrating night at the office, I can’t fault the performance too much as we dominated possession and created enough chances to win 3 games but our finishing was toothless and simply just wasn’t good enough.”
He did however give great credit to Damian Locke’s Wexford side, “In fairness to Wexford they worked really hard and defended well at times but we’ve missed a great opportunity to close the gap on Waterford tonight.”
“As frustrating as tonight was, when you look at the bigger picture, we’re constantly improving, we’re playing some really good football and if we continue working hard in training we may be able to close that gap.”
We also asked him about Gary O’Neill and the fact that he missed the game. Collie said, “He’s still injured and won’t probably be back for another 3 to 4 weeks.”
Photo Credit: Wexford FC