'It had been coming' - Jack Doherty reacts as Wexford secure morale-boosting win over CabinteelySun, Sep 27 2020
Andrew Dempsey reports from Stradbrook Road
Wexford midfield star Jack Doherty admits he was pleased with his side’s convincing five-one win over Cabinteely on Friday evening.
Doherty – who has only recently re-joined Wexford – picked up three assists as the Slaneysiders secured a vital three points in the race to avoid finishing bottom of the First Division.
“It has been coming for a while now,” the 26-year-old Tipperary native told extratime.com.
“There were a few games where we were unlucky with results, but we kept going and fully deserved it (on Friday).
“In the second-half we were brilliant, and we got five goals so we must be happy with that.”
Wexford’s trip to Stradbrook on Friday evening was their third game in just seven days, and while it presents its challenges – Doherty is delighted to get back to winning ways again.
“On Monday night we were beaten by Athlone in a game that we should have won but gave away a sloppy goal.
“We’re happy that tonight it worked out for us, but we need to try and build on it now in the last few games and try win as many of them as we can.
“As a player I prefer playing games than training, but they do take their toll on you at times,” he added.
“When you come into training at times you’re trying to recover for games on Friday. I’d be delighted with playing the games, but it does take time to recover.
“We have to get on with it in the circumstances that we’re in and there’s not a whole lot we can do.”
This is of course his second stint at Ferrycarrig Park under Brian O’Sullivan’s – and while he enjoyed his time at Longford Town recently – the 26-year-old is delighted to be back.
“I enjoyed my time at Longford, but the travelling took its toll on me and I just couldn’t really commute to training as I had before because we changed training locations.
“I loved my time at Longford, but the lads at Wexford do everything for me. Brian (O’Sullivan), Breener (David Breen) was as well – obviously he’s gone now – as is Harry (Kenny).
“Everyone at the club is great to me, they do everything they can for you and it’s nice when you pay them back on nights like (Friday).”