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

Match Report

Waterford get bragging rights in South East Derby

Waterford picked up all three points in the first South East derby of the season against Wexford. Goals from Junior Quintra and Phoenix Patterson cancelled out Conor Crowley’s equaliser in a 2-1 win at the RSC tonight.

The Blues got off to a perfect start when they were awarded a penalty after just seven minutes for a handball. Quintra sent Paul Hunt the wrong way to open up the scoring.

Ian Morris’s men looked by far the better side for the first 20 minutes with Wexford looking rattled by the early penalty. 

After the half hour mark they managed to find their feet, Harry Groome with a decent effort from distance. 

Eventually they did find the equaliser thanks to a Conor Crowley free-kick that curled into the bottom corner. 

Just five minutes after leveling the score Ian Ryan’s men conceded once again. 

A miss-hit from Jeremie Milambo found Phoenix Patterson inside the box who stroked the ball past Paul Hunt to reinstate the host's lead which they took into half-time. 

Wexford looked determined after the restart with Aaron Dobbs causing problems getting in behind the Waterford defence. 

The end-to-end nature of the first-half ceased for a while with a lot of stoppages and bookings taking place over a 20 minute spell. 

It wasn’t until the final 15 minutes when either side would create a substantial chance.

 Louis Britton nearly scored a goal of the season contender when he dribbled past three Wexford defenders but he failed to beat Hunt in the goal.

Ian Ryan’s men would go close twice in the final 10 minutes. 

An Aaron Dobbs cross left Thomas Considine with an open goal from three yards out but his header clipped the bar. 

Dinny Corcoran would also scrape the frame of the goal with a lobbed effort five minutes from time. 

Tonight’s win means that Waterford go three points clear at the top of the table ahead of Cork City. 

The Blues travel to Turners Cross for another top of the table clash in the Munster derby next week. 

As for Wexford they now find themselves fourth and must test themselves against another former Premier Division opponent when they host Longford Town at Ferrycarrig Park.

  • 90'

    Three minutes of injury time to be added on

  • 87'

    O'Keefe booked for time wasting

  • 84'

    Corcoran with a floating effort but it just goes wide

  • 79'

    Dobbs chips the ball across for Considine who is practically on the goal-line but his header hits the bar

  • 75'

    Wexford pushing for an equaliser here, finding it difficult to break down Waterford

  • 68'

    Griffin booked for a challenge on Crowley

  • 62'

    Lorcan Fitzgerald strikes a free-kick but it is wide of the target

  • 57'

    Cleary booked

  • 51'

    Adam Wells sees yellow for a foul on Patterson

  • 46'

    Crowley with a decent effort but it floats over the bar

  • 45'

    The visitors get things going once again at the RSC

  • 45'

    HT: 2-1 to Waterford at the break. The Blues ever so slightly the better side in an end-to-end affair at the RSC. Ian Ryan will no doubt be left frustrated with how quickly his side conceded after equalising

  • 45'

    Davis hits it from some distance but it sails wide

  • 45'

    Two minutes of added time to be played

  • 37'

    Louis Britton booked for a foul on Paul Cleary

  • 36'

    Dobbs with a nice volley after a one-two with Conor Davis but it is straight at Murphy

  • 33'

    GOAL! Phoenix Patterson picks up the ball inside the box from a stray effort by Milambo and strokes it past Hunt

  • 33'

    Corcoran gets his head on a cross but it is straight at Murphy

  • 32'

    Darragh Power goes into the book

  • 28'

    GOAL! Conor Crowley curling a great free-kick into the bottom corner. 1-1!

  • 27'

    Groome shoots from distance but it is an easy save for Murphy. A nice move from Ian Ryan's men

  • 23'

    A lovely piece of skill lets Idowu past Friel and then picks out Quitrna who shoots but scuffs his effort and results in an easy save for Paul Hunt

  • 21'

    Aaron Dobbs goes through on goal and forces a corner to the visitors

  • 15'

    The Blues have started better so far. Wexford look unsettled and that early penalty has not helped

  • 10'

    Shane Griffin goes close with an effort from 25 yards that grazes the bar

  • 6'

    GOAL! Junior Quitirna slots home from 12 yards

  • 5'

    Penalty given to Waterford for a hand-ball

  • 5'

    First corner of the game goes to Waterford

  • 1'

    Waterford get things under way

  • Just 15 minutes until the south east derby kicks off at the RSC

  • Waterford team news is in

  • Wexford team news is in

  • Hello and welcome to's coverage of tonight's south east derby between Waterford FC and Wexford FC in the First Division tonight. My name is Seán Crosbie and I will be keeping you up to date on all the action from this fixture


1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender 33'
6Eddie Nolan Defender
5George Forrest Defender
7Shane Griffin Midfielder 68'
40Anthony Wordsworth Midfielder
9Louis Britton Forward 37'
11Armando Junior Quitirna 14 Midfielder 6'
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder 33'
20Roland Idowu 5 Midfielder
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
5Yassine En-Neyah 20 Midfielder
14Kevin Joshua Defender
18Tunmise Sobowale Defender
34Dean Larkin Midfielder
49Romeo Akachukwu Midfielder
14Niall O’Keeffe 11 Midfielder 87'
17Nigel Aris Midfielder

Wexford FC

20Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
16Len O’Sullivan Defender
2Aidan Friel 2 Defender
29Lorcan Fitzgerald Defender
4Paul Cleary Defender 57'
21Adam Wells 5 Defender 51'
21Harry Groome 24 Midfielder
25Conor Davis 19 Forward
7Conor Crowley Midfielder 28'
9Aaron Dobbs Forward
10Dinny Corcoran Forward
48Alex Moody Goalkeeper
19Evan Farrell 25 Forward
15Kevin McEvoy Defender
5Joseph Manley 21 Defender
24Conor Barry 21 Midfielder
33Mitchell Byrne Defender
24Luke Scanlon
35Jordan Tallon Midfielder
2Thomas Considine 2 Defender


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Seán is a final year Journalism student in DCU.