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

Match Report

Wexford earn historic win over Waterford

Second half goals from Thomas Considine, Aaron Dobbs and Conor Barry saw Wexford record their first win over the Blues in seven years.

Waterford manager Danny Searle won’t be happy with the defending from his side for the three goals. Considine broke the deadlock in the 50th minute and minutes later Aaron Dobbs doubled his side’s advantage.

Conor Barry grabbed a third goal for Wexford in the 71st minute. Shane Griffin pulled a goal back for the home side in the 81st minute as the Blues fell to a second defeat in a row.

Phoenix Patterson was very prominent in the opening quarter; he got down the wing a number of times and put balls into the box.

In the ninth minute he got down to the end-line, put the ball into Junior but it somehow got caught under his legs.

In the 10th minute Patterson had an effort that got a deflection and Wexford keeper Alex Moody was able to prevent it from going out for a corner.

Thomas Considine put the ball into the box for Wexford in the 14th minute but it was put out for a corner by Olawutunmise Sobowale.

Minutes later Considine’s corner was cut out. The best chance of the half came in the 26th minute when Griffin’s fine strike came off the crossbar with Moody beaten.

Just before the break Waterford had a glorious chance to take the lead. Junior with the pass to Patterson but his shot was excellently saved by Moody, the loose ball fell to Wassim Aouachria but he blasted the ball over the bar. 

Five minutes into the second half and Wexford took the lead; Conor Barry took a quick throw-in to Dobbs, his shot was parried by Brian Murphy into the path of Considine and he made no mistake. 

Minutes later Dobbs scored his third goal in three games when he finished to the net. In the 71st minute Barry got a third for Ian Ryan’s side. 

Griffin pulled a goal back for the home side in the 81st minute but there was no dramatic comeback.

  • 94'

    Killian Cantwell is booked

  • 90'

    Wassim Aouachria is off

  • 90'

    Nigel Aris is on for Waterford

  • 89'

    Junior gets booked

  • 88'

    Junior gets booked

  • 88'

    Junior gets booked

  • 88'

    The referee was going to give Waterford a penalty but decides to give Wexford a free out

  • 84'

    Richard Taylor gets booked

  • 87'

    The injured Richard Taylor goes off

  • 87'

    Darragh Power is on

  • 82'

    Aaron Dobbs goes off

  • 82'

    Dinny Corcoran is on

  • 82'

    Thomas Considine goes off

  • 82'

    Ger Shortt is on for his Wexford debut

  • 81'

    Great solo play by Shane Griffin and he scores for the home side. Fine strike

  • 77'

    Luke Scanlon gets booked

  • 75'

    Conor Barry is off

  • 75'

    Conor Davis comes on

  • 75'

    Harry Groome is off

  • 75'

    Luke Scanlon is on for Wexford

  • 71'

    And Wexford make it 3-0; Conor Barry with a header.

  • 70'

    Shane Griffin with a long range effort for the Blues

  • 69'

    Thomas Considine gets booked

  • 61'

    Cian Kavanagh is booked. Must be for remonstrating

  • 60'

    Roland Idowu goes off

  • 60'

    Cian Kavanagh is on

  • 53'

    Aaron Dobbs makes it 2-0. A scramble in the box ends with Dobbs doubling his side's advantage

  • 50'

    GOALLLL Thomas Considine. Conor Barry takes a quick throw-in to Aaron Dobbs, his effort is parried by Brian Murphy into the path of Considine and he makes no mistake

  • 49'

    Jordan Tallon booked

  • 48'

    Alex Moody after making two routine saves. Easy for the Wexford netminder

  • 47'

    Conor Crowley plays the ball into the box but it's cleared by George Forrest

  • 45'

    Half-time and it's scoreless at the RSC

  • 45'

    Junior plays the ball to Patterson and his effort is parried by Moody after he makes an excellent save, the ball falls to Aouachria but he blasts the ball over the bar

  • 43'

    Junior with a lovely turn but he fires the ball over the bar and nearly out of the ground.

  • 40'

    Richard Taylor and Conor Crowley clash with Taylor needing treatment. It'll be a free to Wexford and time for water

  • 35'

    A bit of a lull here

  • 33'

    Forrest heads the ball out for a corner to Wexford

  • 31'

    Adam Wells who picked up an injury earlier goes off

  • 31'

    Len O'Sullivan is on

  • 26'

    Shane Griffin's fine strike comes off the crossbar with Alex Moody beaten

  • 22'

    Harry Groome is booked for a foul on Aouachria

  • 22'

    A Considine corner is eventually cleared by the Waterford defence

  • 14'

    Thomas Considine puts a ball into the box but Sobawale puts it out for a corner to Wexford

  • 14'

    While there is a stoppage in play the players are allowed to take a water break..

  • 11'

    Patterson has been a real livewire so far

  • 10'

    Patterson with a shot, it gets a deflection and Moody is able to prevent it from going out for a corner

  • 9'

    Patterson gets down to the endline, puts in a ball and it seemed to have get caught under the legs of Junior

  • 8'

    It is a beautiful evening here. It really is the Sunny South East

  • 4'

    Patterson puts a ball into the box but it's cut out by a Wexford defender

  • 2'

    Shane Griffin's effort goes over

  • 1'

    We are underway at the RSC

  • Wexford have gone on a six game unbeaten run and Waterford's eight game unbeaten run came to an end in Galway last week

  • Two wins for Waterford so far this season.

  • New signing Wassim Aouachria is starting for Waterford. Wexford also have no signing Eoin Farrell making his debut.

  • Welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of the South East derby between Waterford and Wexford. I'm Deniese O'Flaherty


1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
3Richard Taylor 2 Defender 84'
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
5George Forrest Defender
7Shane Griffin Midfielder
11Armando Junior Quitirna Midfielder
12Tunmise Sobowale Defender
20Roland Idowu 10 Midfielder
24Killian Cantwell Defender
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder
9Wassim Aouachria Forward
2Darragh Power 3 Defender
10Cian Kavanagh 20 Forward 61'
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
18Callum Stringer Midfielder
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
34Dean Larkin Midfielder
49Romeo Akachukwu Midfielder
42Sam Norval

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
4Paul Cleary Defender
7Conor Crowley Midfielder
17Luka Lovic Midfielder
8Conor Barry 9 Midfielder 71'
11Aaron Dobbs 14 Forward 53'
12Thomas Considine 22 Defender 50'
17Adam Wells 16 Defender
20Jordan Tallon Midfielder 49'
21Harry Groome 18 Midfielder 22'
24Eoin Farrell Forward
1Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
14Dinny Corcoran 11 Forward
2Aidan Friel Defender
16Len O’Sullivan 17 Defender
18Luke Scanlon 21
9Conor Davis 8 Forward
19Evan Farrell Forward
30Sean Fitzpatrick Forward
22Ger Shortt 12 Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 12)
0 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Waterford

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

Waterford v Wexford FC


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

Deniese is a freelance sports journalist/broadcaster. She has worked for several local and national media outlets. GAA and soccer are her great loves and she also follows rugby league and snooker. She's a big supporter of her local clubs St. Mary's GAA Granard and Longford Town. She also follows Celtic, Liverpool and Leeds Rhinos. She presented and produced a popular sports podcast last year where she interviewed Ray Houghton, Chris Kamara and John Hartson. Deniese is currently Head of Communications for Boccia Ireland