Cobh boss now turns focus to Wexford after washout against Limerick

Cobh boss now turns focus to Wexford after washout against Limerick
Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

THE heavy rain Tuesday evening meant that the EA Sports Cup game between Cobh Ramblers and Limerick fell foul of the weather.

Following a pitch inspection and with further rain forecast (which came later that night), the officials made the decision to postpone the fixture.

Chatting to Echo Sport, Ramblers boss Stephen Henderson said: “We were disappointed it was called off because, although we were playing well enough, there were things that we wanted to on in this game.

“We are after missing a training night over it now as well. But we will dust ourselves down and get ourselves ready for Saturday night against Wexford.

“The pitch held the water really well, but it was just the last hour before kick-off that it really started to pelt down.

“There was the potential there for extra-time as well, so the pitch was never going to hold up to it.

“It was the right decision. I just felt sorry for Limerick because it did really look like the game was going to go ahead.

“The rain just got heavier and heavier and we had no chance then.”

All eyes now for Ramblers will be on their league clash at home to Wexford on Saturday evening.

This will be a game which Cobh will be keen to win and get their first points on the board.

“It will be all down to our attitude again. We need to be positive and we need to be aggressive.

“We need people to stand up and be counted here. I know it is still early in the season, but we need people to take responsibility.

“Wexford are always sticky, we never have an easy game against Wexford. I don’t think many teams have. They put it up to Bray in the EA Sports Cup during the week.

“Athlone looked strong and very well organised against us. We looked decent but we need to start scoring goals.

“It is just about getting our first points on the board, getting our first win on the board and then try to build a bit of momentum.

“It is definitely a league that, if you can win three or four games on the bounce, you are back up there.”

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