|30 September 2022||7:45 pm||First Division||2022|
An impressive attacking performance from Waterford helped Danny Searle’s side ease to a comfortable 3-1 win over Cobh Ramblers at the RSC tonight.
The hosts made a fast start and could have been ahead in the 6th minute when Raul Uche was inches away from getting on the end of Phoenix Patterson’s cross.
Patterson was involved in another chance six minutes later but could only fire his shot across the goal after Niall O’Keefe found him with a great cross.
The hosts got their goal sixty seconds later when Timi Sobowale and Roland Idowu’s link up play led to a Uche finishing off the move with a neat finish to make it 1-0.
Waterford continued to control the game in what was an uneventful second quarter with Idowu the only player going close to scoring after he forced a great save from Paul Hunt from long range.
When the second half came so did Cobh’s first chance through Dale Holland a mis hit meant Paul Martin was able to make an easy save.
While Cobh were wasteful at one end, Waterford were clinical at the other with Phoenix Patterson’s wonderful 25 yard free-kick making it 2-0 after 55 minutes.
To their credit, the visitors responded well as James O’Leary forced a great save from Martin on the hour mark.
After weathering the mini Cobh storm, Waterford made it 3-0 in the 80th minute through substitute Wassim Aoucheria who beat Paul Hunt at the second attempt from the back post.
Cobh did get one back however three minutes later through Danny O’Connell to give the visitors a consolation goal in what was an improved second half from the visitors.
That’s as close as proceedings got however as Waterford saw out a 3-1 win and look in good stead ahead of the FAI Cup semi-final and play-offs to come.
|Regional Sports Centre|
|Waterford Regional Sports Centre, Inner Ring Road, Kilbarry, Waterford, County Waterford, Munster, X91 KT29, Ireland|