Former Wexford player Conor Whittle shared his delight with waterfordfc.ie after last night’s 1-0 victory at Ferrycarrig Park. With the game finely poised at the break, Whittle was introduced from the bench for the injured Mark O’Sullivan and within five minutes set up Derek Daly for what turned out to be the winning goal.
Speaking on the assist, Whittle commented:
“I was delighted to play a part in the goal and it’s good to get on the pitch. I’m just happy to get my chance and to get an assist tonight.”
With injuries again playing a part in the managerial team’s decision making and tactics, Whittle replaced a striker in Mark O’Sullivan and showed his own versatility by slotting into the side at left-back initially. Whittle reflected:
“We’ve had a tough couple of weeks especially with injuries. When Mark O’Sullivan got injured, I was very surprised to get the call because I thought it would be one of the strikers.
“Naturally it’s good to get on the field and also play a part in the winning goal. We’ve got a lot of injuries at the moment and when you look at our bench, it’s basically a lot of our Under 19 team.
“We need to have a bit of luck that we don’t pick up anymore injuries because we are struggling somewhat every week with them.”
On the game itself, the Waterford native felt it was far from a vintage performance from the Blues:
“I thought that we were poor in the first half if we’re going to be honest but we started brightly in the second half and got the goal.
“We seemed to make things hard for ourselves and probably sat back a little. Maybe if we had to keep going and push forward we might have got a couple more goals but it’s also important that we won tonight to keep the momentum going.”
With another massive game in the pipeline next weekend, Whittle was impressed again with the travelling support and hopes to see the RSC filled next Friday:
“I thought that the support here tonight was superb. We need the support of the Waterford people and it would be great if that can continue at the RSC next week against Longford Town.
We need to get a result against Longford and keep going. While we have strength and depth in the squad, we just need to kick on now and keep on getting the results.”