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

Match Report

Patterson double seals three points for Waterford

A goal in each half from Phoenix Patterson was enough to secure all three points for Waterford FC as they beat Wexford FC 2-0 in the southeast derby at Ferrycarrig Park.

In what was a game of fine margins, Patterson’s quality proved to be the difference in a well needed win for The Blues.

He opened the scoring after just eight minutes, cutting inside from the left wing and drilling the ball past Alex Moody. 

The game became an even affair after the goal with neither side creating much. 

Eddie Nolan made a great defensive block to deny Aaron Dobbs from close range. 

The Blues led at the break and looked to double their lead minutes after the restart. 

Alex Moody was called into action to save a Louis Britton header. Shane Griffin’s follow up was cleared off the line. 

Both sides struggled to control possession as the game between a scrappy battle in midfield. 

Waterford began to gain the upper hand just after the hour mark with Phoenix and Griffin causing problems on the counter. 

Griffin was fouled by Harry Groome on the edge of the Wexford box after a quick counter. 

Patterson would seal the win from the resulting free-kick, curling it into the bottom corner. 

Moody would once again have to keep Louis Britton out and this time Harry Groome cleared the follow up, preventing Eddie Nolan from adding a third. 

Aidan Friel had Wexford’s best chance of the second-half with a close range volley thumping the crossbar. 

Tonight’s result means that Waterford go ahead of Treaty United for now and also create a six point gap between themselves and Wexford.

Their next game isn’t until May 2nd when they host Athlone Town. 

Wexford are back in action next Friday travelling to Athlone. 

  • 88'

    Friel hits the bar from close range

  • 77'

    Moody again! Denying Britton from close range

  • 77'

    Moody with another great save from a cross and Harry Groome clears Eddie Nolan's follow up off the line

  • 75'

    Fitzgerald is booked for a late tackle

  • 68'

    It's Patterson again! A lovely free-kick from the winger doubles Waterford's lead

  • 55'

    Alex Moody makes a great save to deny Louis Britton, Shane Griffin connects with the loose ball and has his effort cleared off the line

  • 51'

    Crowley shoots from distance but it's a tame effort and an easy save for Murphy

  • 46'

    Doherty pulls the ball back for Conor Barry who fires over the bar

  • 45'

    The visitors get the second-half underway

  • 45'

    HT: The Blues lead 1-0. Apart from the goal the game has been relatively even, neither side creating much

  • 38'

    En Neya is booked

  • 37'

    En Neya looks to clip the ball into the box but it is palmed away by Paul Hunt

  • 30'

    Cleary is booked for a late tackle on Richard Taylor

  • 26'

    Eddie Nolan with a great block inside the box to deny Aaron Dobbs from scoring

  • 19'

    Conor Barry wins a corner for the hosts, it has been fairly even since the goal

  • 8'

    GOAL! It\'s The Blues that strike early. Phoenix Patterson cutting in from left to drill it home

  • 7'

    Conor Barry with the first effort of the game but it rolls well wide of the target

  • 1'

    The South East Derby is underway!

  • Waterford team is in

  • The last meeting between these two sides in March ended 2-1 to Waterford at The RSC

  • Wexford starting XI is in. Aaron Dobbs returns to the starting lineup and Luka Lovic makes the squad for the first time since joining from Bray

  • As for the visitors, they are without a win in their last two outing. Coupled with the recent sacking of Ian Morris, it is a turbulent time for The Blues

  • Wexford were just narrowly beaten by Treaty United last week, but their last home game ended in a 4-2 win against Cobh. Victory tonight will see them go level on points with Waterford and help them continue their push for playoff places

  • It\'s The Clash of the South East this evening, as The Blues travel to face their neighbours who find themselves in decent form.

  • My name is Seán Crosbie and I will be keeping you up to date on all the action from Ferrycarrig Park

  • Hello and welcome to's coverage of tonight's SSE Airtricity First Division tie between Wexford FC and Waterford FC

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
4Paul Cleary Defender 30'
5Joseph Manley 2 Defender
7Conor Crowley 14 Midfielder
8Conor Barry 9 Midfielder
10Jack Doherty Midfielder
11Aaron Dobbs Forward
16Len O’Sullivan 12 Defender
17Adam Wells Defender
21Harry Groome 20 Midfielder
23Lorcan Fitzgerald Defender 88'
1Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
2Aidan Friel 5 Defender
9Conor Davis 8 Forward
12Thomas Considine 16 Defender
14Dinny Corcoran 7 Forward
3Kevin McEvoy Defender
6Luka Lovic Midfielder
19Evan Farrell Forward
20Jordan Tallon 21 Midfielder


1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
3Richard Taylor Defender
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
22Killian Cantwell Defender
6Eddie Nolan Defender
7Shane Griffin Midfielder
8Yassine En-Neyah Midfielder 38'
9Louis Britton 10 Forward
12Tunmise Sobowale Defender
20Roland Idowu 31 Midfielder
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder 8', 68'
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender
5George Forrest Defender
10Cian Kavanagh 9 Forward
14Kevin Joshua Defender
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
17Nigel Aris Midfielder
18Callum Stringer Midfielder
31Liam Kervick 20 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 4)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Wexford FC


Ferrycarrig Park
Ferrycarrig Park, Kilpatrick, The Borough District of Wexford, County Wexford, Leinster, Y35 E296, Ireland

Seán is a final year Journalism student in DCU.