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Date Time League Season
5 August 2022 7:45 pm First Division 2022

Match Report

LOI FD Report: Treaty United v Waterford FC

Waterford maintained their promotion push with a 2-1 win over Treaty United at Markets Field.  

Quickfire goals from Tunmise Sobowale and Darragh Power gave the Danny Searle’s an early lead they’d have craved. Treaty were unable to breach a resolute Waterford rear-guard until right at the death, with sub Success Edogun found the net for his second goal for his new club.

In sunny Markets Field, after an even start, Waterford grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck when they took the lead on 18 minutes.

Treaty had been victories in this tie earlier in the season but were found to be off the pace against their Munster rivals. Waterford thumped United 4-0 in their most recent clash, on Suirside.

Sobowale’s 25-yard piledriver was too good for Jack Brady. Power scrambled home from close range after the ball had twice ricocheted off the woodwork – this all in what had been an even opening 26 minutes.

Enda Curran was awarded a penalty following a dangerous challenge from Richard Taylor. The former Galway striker native saw his powerful 43rd minute penalty well saved by Paul Martin.

The hosts did have further openings but Martin was underemployed in the visiting goal. He was alert to deny Lee Devitt beyond the hour mark. The midfielder cut through the middle but was unable to send his shot to either corner, allowing the keeper gather after blocking with his feet.

Treaty have now lost seven times, all to the top three – three to Cork City and twice against both Galway United and tonight’s opposition.

Waterford, now stuck in 3rd, may have an outside chance of catching Galway for second, but it is more likely they’ll stay in third for the play-off spots. They played attractive football and were clearly energised by the win over FAI Cup holders St. Patrick’s Athletic last weekend.

Waterford face into ties with the top two, Cork City and Galway United. Treaty travel to Leeside next Friday.

  • 89'

    Success Edogun scores a late goal, but is there time for another?

  • 73'

    Ben O'Riordan almost scores a bizarre own goal. He chests the ball back towards goal and beats his own keeper, but the ball doesn't spin into the net - corner to Waterford.

  • 69'

    Lee Devitt skips into the area, somehow holding onto the ball, but sends an effort straight at Martin when he looked certain to score. Big opening for the hosts.

  • 62'

    Great tackle by Callum McNamara denied what looked like a certain goal.

  • 53'

    Treaty huff and putt but cannot get the ball down - or better.

  • 46'

    Two second half subs are in for Treaty United, Armshaw and Conroy replace Joe Collins and Matt Keane

  • 43'

    Missed penalty by Enda Curran. The striker powers his spot kick towards the corner and Paul Martin denies him with a stunning save.

  • 31'

    Waterford flying it and starting to spray the ball around at ease. Good stuff from the visitors.

  • 26'

    A real goalmouth scramble in the Treaty area. The ball comes back off the crossbar, it played in again and headed onto the post, Darragh Power follows up and despite offside protests, he taps in for 2-0.

  • 18'

    What a goal for Waterford! Tummise Sobowale, rifles one from 25-yards into the top corner. There didn't seem to be much on but the full-back picks out the top corner to open the scoring.

  • 16'

    Treaty United playing with some confidence, despite having lost 4-0 to the same opposition in May.

  • 12'

    Treaty have started the stronger but yet to test the Waterford goalkeeper, Paul Martin.

  • 8'

    Niall O'Keefe into the book for a foul just outside the area.

  • 6'

    Little to report so far, Treaty attacking the 'Cathedral' end of the ground, which isn't their normal preference.

  • 3'

    Waterford win the first corner of the game. Guerins heads it clear for another, on the opposite side.

  • The Cranberries belting out in Markets Field, a wonderful band.

  • Teams out on the pitch for this contest. Treaty looking to extend their good run and Waterford looking to build on their win over St. Patrick's Athletic last weekend.

  • Good evening from a sun-soaked Markets Field. Treaty United v Waterford FC, kick-off fast approaching. Teams are there with Treaty going with arguably their strongest available XI.

Treaty United

1Jack Brady Goalkeeper
24Ben O’Riordan 17 Defender
5Sean Guerins Forward 88'
6Callum McNamara Midfielder
8Joe Collins 16 Midfielder
3Marc Ludden Defender
22Matt Keane 21 Defender
11Stephen Christopher 7 Midfielder
12Lee Devitt Midfielder
19Enda Curran 15 Forward
10Dean George Forward
7Conor Melody 11 Midfielder
15Success Edogun 19 Forward
16William Armshaw 8 Midfielder 51'
17Joel Coustrain 24 Midfielder
18Darren Collins Forward
20Martin Coughlan Midfielder
21Colin Conroy 22
25Mark Walsh Midfielder
13Conor Winn

Waterford

22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender 26'
24Killian Cantwell Defender
3Richard Taylor
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder 8'
11Armando Junior Quitirna 33 Midfielder
12Olawutunmise Sobowale Defender 18'
7Shane Griffin Midfielder
20Roland Idowu
34Dean Larkin
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder
26Dara Kavanagh Goalkeeper
8Yassine En-Neyah Midfielder
17Nigel Aris Midfielder
18Callum Stringer Midfielder
19Remi Thompson
33Owen Oseni 11 Forward
42Sam Norval
Harvey Warren Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 18)
4 - 0
First Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Treaty United

(Round 7)
2 - 1
First Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Waterford

Ground

Markets Field
Markets Field, Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, V94 AY9C, Ireland