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Date Time League Season
30 September 2022 7:45 pm First Division 2022

Match Report

Clinical Waterford Ease Past Cobh

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.

  • Full time, a comfortable 3-1 win for Waterford who look in fine fettle heading into the play-offs and FAI Cup semi-final against Shelbourne.

  • 90'

    four yellow carded, including Richard Taylor and Wassim Aouachria. Not sure yet who from Cobh got booked.

  • 90'

    A bit of a melee at the end of the game here. Will be interesting to see what the referee does.

  • 90'

    Three minutes to be added on in injury time.

  • 86'

    Waterford ouble sub as Harvey Warren and Remi Thompson replace Timi Sobowale and Phoenix Patterson.

  • 83'

    Two goals in quick succession, first Aoucheria from the back post for Waterford before Danny O'Conell gets one back for Cobh.

  • 75'

    Dean Larkin on for Waterford in place of Alex Baptiste.

  • 72'

    A speculative volley from Shane Griffin which goes well over.

  • 64'

    Double substitution as Shane Griffin and Wassim Aouachria replace Roland Idowu and Junior Quitirna.

  • 55'

    2-0 Waterford. A wonderful free-kick from Patterson from 25 yards out likely seals the points for the hosts.

  • 53'

    Cobh's best chance of the game so far has come through Dale Holland at the beginning of the second half but he mishits, it ending up in an easy save for Paul Martin.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • Players back out for the second half.

  • Half time with Waterford full value for their 1-0 lead at the break.

  • 38'

    Very uneventful in the last 15 minutes or so as Waterford continue to control the pace of the game. Cobh have been very flat so far.

  • 31'

    Waterford continue to control the game and despite the lack of chances in the last 10 minutes, they appear to content to maintain control of the ball.

  • 20'

    Good save from Hunt to deny Idowu to keep it 1-0. Waterford well on top.

  • 13'

    1-0 Waterford. Timi Sobowale and Roland Idowu work the ball down the right before pulling the ball back for Raul Uche to fire past Hunt for the opener.

  • 12'

    Niall O'Keefe finds Patterson with a great ball inside the box but can only manage to fire the ball across the goal.

  • 11'

    Despite that opening chance, Cobh are doing well so far. One would feel that the longer it remains 0-0, the better chance they have from the visitors perspective.

  • 6'

    Bright start from Waterford. Raul Uche is inches away from getting on the end of Phoneix Patterson's cross for what would have been a certain goal.

  • 1'

    Underway.

  • Teams out onto the pitch.

  • Hello and welcome to live updates of Waterford v Cobh Ramblers in the first division. Kick-off from the RSC is at 7.45 with team news on the way shortly.

Waterford

22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
5Alex Baptiste 34 Defender
12Tunmise Sobowale Defender
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
3Richard Taylor Defender
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
8Yassine En-Neyah Midfielder
11Armando Junior Quitirna 9 Midfielder
44Phoenix Patterson 19 Midfielder 55'
20Roland Idowu 7 Midfielder
Raúl Uche Forward 13'
Harvey Warren 12 Defender
2Darragh Power Defender
7Shane Griffin 20 Midfielder
9Wassim Aouachria 11 Forward 80'
19Remi Thompson 44 Midfielder
26Dara Kavanagh Goalkeeper
33Owen Oseni Forward
34Dean Larkin 5 Midfielder
49Romeo Akachukwu Midfielder

Cobh Ramblers

22Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
2John Kavanagh Defender
5Breandan Frahill Defender
25Michael McCarthy Defender
35Harlaib Mbayo Defender
16Luke Desmond Midfielder
6Jason Abbott Midfielder
28Dale Holland Midfielder
34David O’Leary Midfielder
14Seán McGrath Forward
10Jake Hegarty Forward
3Charlie Fleming Defender
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh Forward
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell Defender 83'
13Gavin Ryan Goalkeeper
17Justin Eguaibor Defender
21Liam Kervick Midfielder
24Issa Kargbo Defender
29Tiernan O’Brien Midfielder
30Darragh Burke Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 25)
0 - 5
First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Waterford

(Round 16)
4 - 2
First Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Cobh Ramblers

(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

Sam is an avid sports enthusiast who has been working in journalism since he was 16. Along with his work, he also plays tennis and is a Government and Political Science student at UCC. Most importantly of all however is that he's from Cork.