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Date Time League Season
13 May 2022 7:45 pm First Division 2022

Match Report

Waterford overcome battling Cobh Ramblers

Waterford came from behind twice to defeat Cobh Ramblers 4-2 at the RSC in an entertaining clash this evening.

The visitors got the perfect start on four minutes through Jack Larkin. The former Waterford man managed to get in behind the defence from a long ball before beating Brian Murphy at his near post.

Waterford began to play themselves into the game and dominated the second quarter. Louis Britton in particular was a shining light for the hosts and nearly had them level in the 34th minute when his shot rattled the Cobh crossbar.

The Blues did get their goal a minute later through the in-form Phoenix Patterson. The league’s top scorer made a great turn on to his right foot before his shot fizzed past Cobh goalkeeper Sean Barron for his ninth goal of the season.

Parity would only last for two minutes however as Cobh regained the lead once more through Jack Larkin. Luke Desmond’s cross found Larkin who directed his header into the ground beating Murphy. The Waterford goalkeeper will be disappointed to let the ball go underneath his body.

Waterford started the second half much better and drew level in the 50th minute through Olawutunmise Sobowale who took advantage of some poor Cobh defending to roll the ball past Barron.

The goal gave the hosts a much needed confidence boost as they went on to dominate the second half. Patterson continued to be a threat down the left hand side going close on a couple of occasions but was denied by the impressive Barron.

The difference between the full-time and part-time teams became more and more apparent as the half went on as Waterford pushed for the winner.

That elusive goal came in the 79th minute through Britton with an excellent downward header to finally break the Cobh resistance.

Sub Callum Stringer’s right footed effort from 25 yards out sealed the points for Waterford to keep the pressure on Cork and Galway in the race for automatic promotion.

  • Full-time at the RSC and Waterford emerge 4-2 winners after an impressive second half display.

  • 90'

    Great finish from Callum Stringer. His long range right footed effort finds the bottom corner.

  • 90'

    Three additional minutes at the RSC.

  • 88'

    Sub for Waterford as Rowland Idowu comes of for Callum Stringer.

  • 86'

    Cobh coming back into it in the past few minutes as they chase an equaliser.

  • 79'

    Louis Britton puts Waterford ahead with an excellent downward header. Well deserved for the hosts who have been completely on top this half.

  • 78'

    Another sub for Cobh as Sean McGrath goes off for Ciaran Griffin.

  • 74'

    Yellow for Mbayo for a cynical tackle on Junior who was running through on goal.

  • 72'

    Patterson really turning it on for Waterford now in the past few minutes. Goes close twice in as many minutes.

  • 66'

    Good save from Barron to deny Patterson who got a shot away after a good move from Sobowale.

  • 61'

    James O'Leary comes on for goalscorer Jack Larkin for Cobh.

  • 58'

    Junior Quiterna on for the injured En-Neyah for Waterford

  • 56'

    Yellow for Luke Desmond for a poor tackle on Yassine En-Neyah.

  • 55'

    Great save from Barron to deny Patterson's left footed effort.

  • 50'

    Sobowale levels it for Waterford. Poor defending from Cobh and the former Irish underage international takes full advantage rolling the ball past Barron.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • No changes it appears at the break.

  • Teams back out for the second half.

  • Half-time and it's the visitors who lead 2-1. A great response from Darren Murphy's side after last week's 4-0 defeat to Galway.

  • 45'

    2 mins added time in the first half.

  • 41'

    Yellow for Cobh's Danny O'Connell.

  • 37'

    Cobh retake the lead and it's Jack Larkin who scores again. Good cross from Luke Desmond which Larkin heads down past Murphy who will be dissapointed not to have saved that as the ball goes underneath him.

  • 35'

    There it is. Phoneix Patterson levels it. Great turn and made the pace for a right footed strike leaving Barron no chance in the Cobh goal. 9th goal of the season for him.

  • 34'

    Britton hits the bar for Waterford! Players were queuing up there. Should be 1-1.

  • 30'

    A very unusual goal nearly scored there. Harlaim Mbayo's clearance hits off the back of Patterson's head and nearly looping over Barron in the process.

  • 29'

    Good header from Britton but Barron makes a good save. Better from Waterford however.

  • 27'

    Final third leaving Waterford down at the minute. They've had the possession but have been unable to convert territory into any real chances.

  • 20'

    Goalkeeping from Barron to deny Britton at the second attempt after a well worked cross. All Waterford since the goal.

  • 17'

    Waterford continuing to mount pressure and could have had a penalty moments ago. Phoneix Patterson wins another corner followed by another which is cleared.

  • 11'

    Cobh doing a good job so far in defence, keeping a good shape although Waterford have picked up the pace in the last few minutes. Clearly shell shocked from the early goal.

  • 4'

    Jack Larkin scores for Cobh against his former club. A long ball into him allowed him get in behind the defence before beating Brian Murphy at his near post.

  • 3'

    Good start from the hosts as Sobowale forces a save from Sean Barron to win a corner which is cleared by Cobh.

  • 1'

    Game on.

  • Teams coming out onto the pitch.

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Waterford

1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
6Killian Cantwell Defender
6Eddie Nolan Defender
12Olawutunmise Sobowale Defender 50'
3Richard Taylor 51'
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
7Shane Griffin Midfielder
8Yassine En-Neyah 11 Midfielder
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder 35'
20Roland Idowu 18
9Louis Britton Forward 79'
2Darragh Power Defender
5George Forrest Defender
10Cian Kavanagh Forward
11Armando Junior Quitirna 8 Midfielder
14Kevin Joshua
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
17Nigel Aris Midfielder
18Callum Stringer 20 Midfielder 90'
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper

Cobh Ramblers

1Sean Barron Goalkeeper
Harlaib Mbayo Defender 74'
5Breandan Frahill Defender
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell Defender
25Michael McCarthy Defender
6Jason Abbott Midfielder
7Danny O’Connell Midfielder 41'
8Pierce Phillips Midfielder
15Jack Larkin 34 Midfielder 4', 37'
16Luke Desmond Midfielder 56'
14Seán McGrath 23 Forward
3Darryl Walsh Defender
4Ben O’Riordan Defender
17Justin Eguaibor Defender
23Ciaran Griffin 14 Forward
26David Eguaibor Forward
29Tiernan O’Brien Midfielder
30Darragh Burke Goalkeeper
34David O’Leary 15 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 9)
0 - 4
First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Waterford

Ground

Regional Sports Centre
Waterford Regional Sports Centre, Inner Ring Road, Kilbarry, Waterford, County Waterford, Munster, X91 KT29, Ireland

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