Date Time League Season
12 August 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Waterford upset 10 men Galway United in RSC

Waterford triumph over the tribesmen after a chaotic second half which saw Galway reduced to 10 men while conceding two penalties.

Walsh opened up the scoring for the away side after 12 minutes with Waterfords Roland Idowu netting from inside the area after 18 minutes.

The second half saw Galway reduced to 10 men Conor McCormack sent off for a cynical foul on the 65th minute, Phoenix Patterson skied his effort over only for Waterford to get awarded another Penalty on the 82nd minute and Junior Quitirna made no mistake with his attempt as the third-placed side reduce the gap to second.

It was an open and quick start to proceedings in the RSC as both sides came out the blocks quickly. 

Galway did start the stronger and created chances from the off, by the 6th minute Galway had had three corners in a row all well defended but the away side were treating. 

One of those threatening early on was Galway's Stephen Walsh and after 12 minutes he was on the scoresheet after a ball was squared across the box to Walsh who tapped home from close range the visitors 1-0 up and in the driver's seat.

This goal saw Waterford attack with more intent as their half chances started leading to shots and corners followed.  After a few corners of their own Waterford worked a short routine on the 18th minute that found Roland Idowu whos left-footed effort rifle past Conor Kearns from inside the area teams level.

Both sides settled into the game from this point and due to the high temperatures, a water break on the 23rd minute broke up the play for both sides to catch a break after a lively opener. 

Waterford came closest to taking the lead after this when Phoenix Patterson cross from the right-hand side just sailed past the post and nobody at the back post to tap it home, the sides went in level at the break 1-1. 

The second half saw the game turn on its head as both sides went looking for the win the match became end to end and saw both sides get exposed. 

Galway suffered the most as they were caught on a counterattack with Conor McCormack getting his matching orders after 67 minutes conceding a penalty and Galway down to 10 men. 

Phoenix Patterson stepped up to take the penalty but his effort rose way above the bar United survived but not for too long. 

Waterford upped the ante on the 10 men of Galway and it wasn't long until the away side conceded another penalty in the 80th minute and Junior Quintirna made no mistake and slotted home Waterford in front with less than 10 minutes remaining. 

Waterford attacked and defended well in the final 10 minutes to see out the win in what was a very enjoyable match which saw 11 yellow cards 1 red card 2 penalties and three goals in the RSC and the Home side narrow the gap to second place

  • 95'

    Full time Waterford come out on top 2-1!!

  • 90'

    Four minutes added on

  • 88'

    A hectic finish here as Galway look for the equalizer

  • 81'

    Waterford lead 2-1!! Junior Quitirna slots home the penalty

  • 80'

    Another Penalty for the home side!!

  • 78'

    The game has become very tense very end to end and booking for both sides

  • 65'

    McCormack sent off for the penalty , Patterson fires over as we go to the waterbreak

  • 65'

    And it goes over the bar remains 1-1!!

  • 62'

    Waterford are pilling on the pressure they look the most likely to grab the next goal

  • 55'

    Kearns this time denies Aouachria from inside the area

  • 53'

    A brilliant save from Paul Martin Lomboto found the ball at his feet in the area but could not convert

  • 45'

    Second half underway

  • 45'

    Half time 1-1

  • 45'

    2 minutes of added time to be played

  • 36'

    Patterson ball across the box goes just wide!!

  • 32'

    Game has settled down since the water break both sides creating half chances but nothing major

  • 23'

    1-1 at the water break both side playing attacking football !!

  • 18'

    After a flurry of corners a Waterford equalizer by Roland Idowu

  • 12'

    Walsh finds the back of the net tapping in from close range 1-0!

  • 11'

    Galway with the main spell of possession in the opening 10 minutes three corners in a row their main attempts up to now

  • 1'

    Kick off!

  • 10 minutes until kick off and the players are going through there final pre match routines

  • Absolutely brilliant weather in the sunny south East this evening perfect conditions for watching the match the players may take issue with the heat however!!

  • Both sides have named their starting XI's and are available in the line ups section

  • Hello and welcome to final whistle live text commentary between Waterford and Galway United


22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender
3Richard Taylor Defender
12Tunmise Sobowale Defender
24Killian Cantwell Defender 3'
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder 45'
7Shane Griffin Midfielder 90'
11Armando Junior Quitirna Midfielder 41'
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder
20Roland Idowu Midfielder 18'
9Wassim Aouachria Forward
26Dara Kavanagh Goalkeeper
Harvey Warren Defender
8Yassine En-Neyah Midfielder
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
18Callum Stringer Midfielder
33Owen Oseni Forward
34Dean Larkin Midfielder
42Sam Norval
49Romeo Akachukwu Midfielder

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
4Charlie Lyons Defender 73'
6Diego Portilla 9 Defender
12James Finnerty Defender
27Max Hemmings 18 Midfielder
10David Hurley Midfielder 84'
22Conor McCormack Midfielder 67'
24Edward McCarthy 26 Midfielder
17Bastien Hery Midfielder
3Stephen Walsh Defender 12'
28Robert Manley 19 Forward
Adam Thomas 17 Defender
8Mikie Rowe Midfielder
9Manu Dimas 6 Forward 76'
15David Tarmey
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
18Wilson Waweru 27 Forward
19Francely Lomboto 28 Forward
20Evan O’Connor Defender
26Oisin O’Reilly 24 Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 23)
1 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Waterford

(Round 10)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Galway United

(Round 3)
2 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Waterford


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

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