COBH RAMBLERS were emphatic victors over Wexford at St Colman’s Park on Saturday night.
This 6-1 demolition job by Ramblers was a game in which the hosts were in control of throughout.
It is a result which Cobh will hope can well and truly kickstart their First Division campaign into life, with things looking like they could be about to click into gear.
Speaking to The Echo after his side’s impressive win, Ramblers boss Stephen Henderson said:
“I am thrilled for them because it was a slow start for us after two defeats. A lot of hard work went into that win tonight and lots of quality went into it. We have to try and keep it going now.
“We have to keep them grounded. Work hard now in training during the week and get ourselves ready for a tough test against Limerick.
“Our focus will be on the Limerick game now. Take all the positives out of tonight. There is obviously one or two things we need to work so we’ll try and get them fixed.”
There are sure to have been a number of players that caught the eye for Henderson during this contest.
Among them was Stephen Kenny, who terrorized the Wexford defence with his threat from out wide. While Kenny also showed his good delivery skills, thanks to providing a number of assists on the night.
Although satisfied by the overall display from his side, Henderson singled out Kenny for special mention on the night.
“That was the best I have seen Stephen Kenny play in years.
“I didn’t try to pinpoint any players or give anyone any special praise after that display. But I think Kenny deserves every bit of praise there tonight.
“Some of his play was mesmerizing. The quality of his crossing into the box was just fantastic.
“If we can get all of our players getting to their real potential, then we will have a great chance.”
Although this result will do Ramblers the world of good, Henderson is keen for the side to continue to progress.
“I was listening to Limerick manager Tommy Barrett giving an interview and their expectations are the same as our expectations, it is one game at a time.
“We are coming up against clubs with a lot of money, to be honest with you.
“If we just focus on one game at a time and just see what happens at the end of the season.
“We didn’t throw any targets at the players saying this is where we want to finish. Let's just go out and take each game at a time and see where it takes us.”