Date Time League Season
8 April 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Clinical Waterford Prove Too Good For Cobh

Waterford got their promotion push back on track with a 4-0 win over Cobh Ramblers at St. Colman’s Park.

The hosts started the better, winning an early corner before unleashing a flurry of strikes, none of which troubled Brian Murphy in goal however.

Waterford got the breakthrough on 28 minutes through George Forrest, completely against the run of play after the Blues caught the Cobh defence napping with a quick free kick.

The visitors got a replica of the first goal just before half time when Yassine En-Nyah’s free kick found Cian Kavanagh who’s glancing header made it to 2-0 to the visitors.

It was all about Phoenix Patterson in the second half as he bagged a brace for the visitors. The first came on 52 minutes as he took advantage of a Harlaib Mbayo mistake to get the visitors third of the night.

Patterson’s second came four minutes later when once again he capitalised on an Mbayo error before rounding Andy O’Donoghue to seal a comfortable 4-0 victory.

The result keeps Waterford in third place and five points off automatic promotion ahead of next week’s crucial game at home to second place Galway. 

Cobh will have to pick themselves up quickly as Darren Murphy’s side go to Longford Town on Tuesday in the hopes of igniting their season. 

  • 90'

    FT here at St. Colman's Park. 4-0 Waterford and a deserved three points for Ian Morris and his troops.

  • 90'

    Three additional minutes added on.

  • 90'

    Into the last minute here. Both teams waiting for the full time whistle at this stage.

  • 82'

    Patterson and En-Neyah off for Waterford with Nigel Aris and Callum Stringer on in their place.

  • 80'

    Patterson though he had his hat trick there but the linesman raised his flag for offside.

  • 78'

    Game peetering out now as the points have been wrapped up for a long time at Colman's Park.

  • 71'

    Darragh O'Sullivan and James Mccarthy on for Dale Holland and Nathan O'Connell.

  • 69'

    Lewis Britton and Killian Cantwell on for Kian Kavanagh and George Forrest as Waterford ring the changes.

  • 66'

    Pretty deflating for Cobh now as some home fans are already heading for the exit.

  • 61'

    Pierce Phillips on for Kavanagh for Cobh.

  • 61'

    Patterson with his second goal and fourth for the visitors. Another Mbayo mistake and Patterson rounds the keeper to slot it home.

  • 60'

    Good chance for Cobh as John Kavanagh puts in a really good ball for McGrath but the ball goes left and wide.

  • 57'

    Jake Heagary on for Whitmarsh. Jason Abbott on for Daryl Walsh as Cobh ring the subs.

  • 52'

    3-0 Waterford, Phoneix Patterson capitalises on an Mbayo mistake to run through and slot the ball past O'Donoghue. Surely game over now.

  • 48'

    First yellows of the game goes to Cian Kavanagh and Idowu after they prevent Cobh from taking a quick free.

  • 46'

    Back underway

  • Half time and it's Waterford who lead 2-0. Two goals from set-pieces which should have been avoided from a Cobh perspective.

  • 45'

    2 Minutes of added time.

  • 44'

    A second goal for Waterford through Cian Kavanagh, once again from a set piece. Slack defending from the Cobh defence and he\'s able to get a free header to beat O\'Donoghue.

  • 43'

    Cobh's final ball really letting them down so far. Have made a number of promising moves going forward but can't provide a final product.

  • 37'

    Drinan has been excellent for Cobh, causing the Waterford defence a lot of problems with his pace down the left hand side.

  • 33'

    Conor Drinan with an ambitious strike from about 50 yards out as he spots Murphy off his line. Not a bad effort either with the ball just going over.

  • 28'

    George Forrest gets the breakthrough for Waterford, completely against the run of play from a free kick. A real sucker punch for the hosts who have been the better side so far.

  • 26'

    Idowu on for Griffin for what appears to be for tactical reasons.

  • 23'

    Overall an uneventful first quarter outside of the first few minutes. Cobh slightly the better team so far.

  • 20'

    Richard Taylor down for Waterford after an accidental clash of heads.

  • 15'

    First shot in anger from Waterford through Shane Griffin but it doesn't trouble Andy O'Donoghue in the Cobh goal.

  • 11'

    Mbayo goes down after a headed clearance for Cobh which leads to a break in play. Looks to be ok. Scrappy last few minutes with little coming in the way of chances.

  • 4'

    Really good start for the hosts, winning a corner which is followed by a flurry of shots. Ben O'Brien Witmarsh with the best of them but Waterford weather the storm.

  • 1'


  • Teams out onto the pitch.

  • Hello and welcome to live text commentary of Cobh Ramblers v Waterford FC. Sam Curtin here to take through the action. Kick off is at 7.45 with team news on the way shortly.

Cobh Ramblers

22Andy O’Donoghue Goalkeeper
Harlaib Mbayo Defender
2John Kavanagh 8 Defender
3Darryl Walsh 10 Defender
5Breandan Frahill Defender
11Conor Drinan Defender
15Jack Larkin Midfielder
18Nathan O’Connell 12 Midfielder
28Dale Holland 25 Midfielder
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh 6 Forward
14Seán McGrath Forward
4Ben O’Riordan Defender
6Jason Abbott 9 Midfielder
8Pierce Phillips 2 Midfielder
10Jake Hegarty 3 Forward
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell 18 Defender
13Gavin Ryan Goalkeeper
23Ciaran Griffin Forward
25Michael McCarthy 28 Defender


1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender
5George Forrest 6 Defender 28'
14Kevin Joshua Defender
3Richard Taylor Defender
7Shane Griffin 20 Midfielder
8Yassine En-Neyah 18 Midfielder
11Armando Junior Quitirna Midfielder
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
44Phoenix Patterson 17 Midfielder 52', 61'
10Cian Kavanagh 9 Forward 44'
6Killian Cantwell 5 Defender
9Louis Britton 10 Forward
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
17Nigel Aris 44 Midfielder
18Callum Stringer 8 Midfielder
20Roland Idowu 7 Midfielder 48'
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
31Liam Kervick Midfielder
34Dean Larkin Midfielder


St. Colman's Park
Saint Colman\'s Park, Norwood Park, Cobh Urban, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, P24 F252, Ireland

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