Date Time League Season
4 March 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Galway bounce back to grab draw with Waterford

It was the typical game of two halves as two first half goals from Waterford FC’s Eddie Nolan and Junior Armando were cancelled out by a resurgent Galway United.

The hosts found the net thanks to Jordan Adeyemo and a late Stephen Walsh effort.

A late red card left the away side hanging on for a point in dying minutes.

Waterford started tonight's game the fastest with their pace and great passing play causing Galway all sorts of trouble.

With only nine minutes on the clock Phoneix Patterson strolled into the box unmarked and when the ball fell to his feet he hit it just wide. 

Only six minutes later the away side found their opener a great cross in from Richard Taylor with Woodsworth getting a knock down on it while Junior Armando met the ball at the edge of the box and finished nicely into the corner to lead 1-0 with 15 minutes gone. 

The Blues dominated the first half with Galway providing very little. That dominance soon turned into another goal 38 minutes on the clock after great build up play Phoneix Patterson laid it on a plate for captain Eddie Nolan. 

With United resulting to long balls up the pitch and efforts from set pieces it was a very disappointing half for John Caulfield as his side went in 2-0 down.

The Tribemen started the second half with more intensity and that soon paid off. After a long ball up to Manu Dimas he curled in a beautiful pass and it found Jordan Adeyemo in loads of space in the area, a bullet header United back in the game 2-1. 

After a spell of good United pressure and tempo the away side settled down and the match became more cagey and even.

74 minutes gone on the clock Mikie Rowe went on a good run but his shot was well saved by Brian Murphy in goal.

United found the equaliser in the 79th minute with a great counter attack finished off by sub Stephen Walsh who fired it nicely into the bottom corner. 

A late red card for an off the ball incident saw the blue finish the match with ten men and a late scramble to keep hold of their point.

Galway had efforts late on as they pushed for all three points but unfortunately for them they couldn't find the final goal.

Both teams sharing the points is probably a fair result considering both teams performances.

  • 90'

    Full Time here after a great second half 2-2

  • 90'

    5 minutes added time

  • An incident off the ball see Taylor sent off late on

  • 80'

    Triple change for the blues!!

  • 78'

    Stephen Walsh grabs the equalizer after a great United break

  • 74'

    Nearly a second for Galway Mikie Rowe good run was not matched by the finish

  • 70'

    Manu Dimas the one replaced

  • 70'

    Stephen Walsh in for Galway

  • 66'

    Decent effort on target from Adeyemo from 25 yards out

  • 61'

    Dangerous free for the blues at the edge of the box

  • 55'

    Ten minutes into the second half and United have improved immensely 2-1

  • 49'

    Galway with a brilliant goal to start the second half Adeyemo with the header from a cross from Dimas

  • 46'

    We are underway in the second half

  • 45'

    Half time here its Galway United 0 - 2 Waterford

  • 45'

    Stoppage just before half time for an injury there will be three added minutes

  • 37'

    Killian Brouder enters the book for a late tackle on the Waterford goal scorer

  • 35'

    Galway are starting to get more possession but have created little in terms of chances

  • 29'

    Waterford picking up their second yellow this time Wordsworth is in the book

  • 24'

    En-Neyah booked for a tackle inside the Galway half

  • 25'

    Its been all Waterford in the opening 25 minutes

  • 16'

    A brilliant strike from Junior Armando from just inside the box after a cross from Richard Taylor

  • 13'

    One from the training ground end in a corner for the away side

  • 13'

    Waterford have a free kick in a dangerous position on the edge of Galway's box

  • 10'

    Waterford first corner of the is well cleared by United 0-0

  • 7'

    Phoneix Patterson scuffs an early chance for the visitors

  • 1'

    We are underway

  • Five minutes until kick off!!

  • Team are heading in with ten minutes until kickoff

  • Both sides warm up well underway here as we approach 20 minutes from kick off

  • Both starting XI's Waterford unchanged from last week and Galway with the single change

  • Great calm conditions here in Galway hardly any breeze just to wrap up warm as its getting quite cold!!!

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Galway Utd

16Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
Diego Portilla Defender
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
5Killian Brouder Defender 37'
25Alex Murphy Defender
10David Hurley Midfielder
14Mikie Rowe Midfielder
15Edward McCarthy 4 Midfielder
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
Manu Dimas 3 Forward
20Jordan Adeyemo Forward 49'
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
3Stephen Walsh Defender 79'
4Evan O’Connor Defender
15Dean O’Shea Defender
19Francely Lomboto Forward
4Gary Boylan Defender
4Charlie Lyons 15 Defender
11Shane Doherty Midfielder


1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender
46Eddie Nolan Defender 38'
3Richard Taylor Defender
Phoenix Patterson Midfielder
14Kevin Joshua 15 Defender
5Yassine En-Neyah 16 Midfielder 25'
7Shane Griffin Midfielder
8Anthony Wordsworth Midfielder 29'
11Armando Junior Quitirna 14 Midfielder 16'
9Louis Britton 10 Forward
5George Forrest Defender
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
18Tunmise Sobowale 10 Defender
16Jeremie Milambo 5 Defender
26Callum Stringer Midfielder
14Niall O’Keeffe 11 Midfielder
10Cian Kavanagh 18 Forward
15Roland Idowu 14 Midfielder
49Romeo Akachukwu Midfielder


RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Alan PatchellDavid BerryDeclan Toland


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