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31 July 2022 3:00 pm FAI Cup 2022

Match Report

FAI Cup Report: St. Patrick’s v Waterford FC

This game began with a ding-dong battle as Phoenix Patterson opened the scoring for Waterford in the 12th minute. Phoenix Patterson did well on the right wing places a good pass into Aouachria in the penalty area to finish.

However, Pats replied within 5 minutes. A cutting pass from Atakayi split the Waterford defence and Sobowale took down Coughlan, who stepped up to finish the penalty. Pats went ahead through a Grivosti header before a Waterford resurgence took control of the game. 

In the 33rd minute, Aouachria punished a defensive mistake to pounce for an equaliser. Under little pressure, Serge Atakayi played the ball back to his centre back who was not on his wavelength and Aouachria runs in and finishes the ball to the back of the net for Waterford. Waterford continued to press and St.Pats were living on the edge. Just three minutes before half-time, Quick feet from Waterford’s Junior, who played a one-two with Patterson to create space. He smashed a rocket from 25 yards to fly past Anang.

Chris Forrester’s introduction immediately improved the home attack , he created danger down the left wing and a chance for King early in the second half. Pats continued to threaten, Breslin whipped in a great cross which Coughlan headed wide. King and Coughlan combined well only for King to shoot over the bar. As Pat’s continued to press with time ticking away, Mark Doyle ran down the channel and shot across goal but wide. Paul Martin pulled off a massive save with minutes remaining. Waterford went on the attack straight after, Idowu with a driving run towards the Pats goal but couldn’t find the target from a tight angle.

However, Despite throwing everything at the First Division visitors St. Pats couldn’t find an equaliser and the cup holders are eliminated in the first round of the FAI Senior Cup. Waterford move on with confidence after coming from behind to win away in the Capital. 

  • 95'

    Despite throwing everything at the First Division visitors St. Pats can\'t find an equaliser and the cup holders are eliminated in the first round of the FAI Senior Cup.

  • 88'

    Chance! Idowu with a driving run towards the Pats goal but can’t find the target from a tight angle.Chance! Idowu with a driving run towards the Pats goal but can’t find the target from a tight angle.

  • 87'

    Chance! Idowu with a driving run towards the Pats goal but can’t find the target from a tight angle.

  • 85'

    SAVE! Pats are putting massive pressure on Waterford, winning two corners and a free kick in succession but Paul Martin pulls off a big save.

  • 83'

    Mark Doyle gets an early ball played into him and runs down the channel and shoots across goal but wide.

  • 82'

    Forrester is trying to create something but he shoots wide. He has looked inventive since coming on.

  • 73'

    Tunde Owalabi has replaced Ronan Coughlan for the last quarter hour for Pats.

  • 72'

    Billy King makes a brilliant inward run off the wing and Coughlan finds him witha through ball but King’s left footed effort goes over the bar.

  • 65'

    St. Pats work a great move down the left wing, it comes out to Breslin, who whips in a cross which Coughlan heads wide.

  • 60'

    Tim Clancy withdraws the cautioned Lennon who's cutting a frustrated figure in recent minutes. Eoin Doyle comes into the game.

  • 58'

    Jamie Lennon picks up a yellow card for a needless tackle from behind.

  • 52'

    Yellow card for Niall O’Keeffe as he jumps in on Forrester

  • 50'

    Chris Forrester’s introduction has immediately improved the home attack , he creates danger down the left wing and finds his striker in space who just fails to hit the target.

  • 46'

    Second half kicks off and the home side are looking to take the initiative here and win this game.

  • 45'

    Forrester, O'Reilly and King replace Atakayi, Timmermans and Barrett off for St. Pats.

  • 42'

    3-2 Waterford. Quick feet from Junior, who plays a one-two with Patterson to create space and he hit a rocket from 25 yards to smash it past Anang.

  • 41'

    St.Pats attack and a great block from Taylor to close down Mark Doyle who had a great chance in the box.

  • 35'

    Yellow card for Paddy Barrett. St.Pats look far too open at the back and Paddy Barrett takes down a Waterford striker while under pressure. Patterson got a shot away. Pats are lucky not to be 3-2 down.

  • 33'

    2-2 Under little pressure, Serge plays the ball back to his centre back who was not on his wavelength and Aouachria runs in and finishes the ball to the back of the net for Waterford

  • 29'

    Penalty shout? Junior runs into the penalty area falls to the ground but the referee gives a corner kick

  • 28'

    GOAL 2-1 Pats. Grivosti scores for St.Pats with a great header at the back post , heading strongly down into the ground beating the keeper.

  • 22'

    Quitirna runs through on the home goal hit his tame effort is saved by Anang

  • 18'

    1-1. Ronan Coughlan scores from the penalty spot

  • 17'

    Sobowale receives a yellow card.

  • 17'

    Penalty for St.Pats! A pass splits the Waterford defence and Sobowale takes down Coughlan

  • 15'

    Cotter is down witha slight injury. St.Pats will hope that it is not too serious as he is a very important player to them.

  • 12'

    1-0 Waterford. Phoenix Patterson with some good work on the right wing places a good pass into Aouachria in the penalty area to finish.

  • 8'

    St. Pats win a corner kick and Joe Redmond almost breaks the deadlock hit the post with a header.

  • 7'

    Ronan Coughlan is out through on goal but he turns back and is closed down by the defender.

  • 6'

    Anang with a fantastic kick almost puts Coughlan through on goal but he doesn’t control it on his run

  • 4'

    St.Pats win a corner and Barrett header is dealt with by Waterford defence

  • 1'

    We are underway at Richmond Park as the home side look to bring their European momentum to the Cup

St. Pat's Ath.

1Joseph Anang Goalkeeper
2Barry Cotter Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Tom Grivosti Defender 28'
6Jamie Lennon 9 Midfielder 58'
7Serge Atakayi 8 Forward
10Ronan Coughlan 45 Forward 18'
14Mark Doyle Forward
20Joe Redmond Defender
25Thijs Timmermans 16 Midfielder
29Paddy Barrett 15 Defender 35'
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
8Chris Forrester 7 Midfielder
9Eoin Doyle 6 Forward
11Jason McClelland Forward
15Billy King 29 Forward
16Adam O’Reilly 25 Midfielder
18Ben McCormack Midfielder
22Sam Curtis Defender
45Babatunde Owolabi 10 Forward

Waterford

22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender 32'
3Richard Taylor
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder 52'
7Shane Griffin Midfielder
9Wassim Aouachria 12', 33'
90+1'
11Armando Junior Quitirna Midfielder 42'
12Olawutunmise Sobowale Defender 17'
20Roland Idowu
24Killian Cantwell Defender
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder
10Cian Kavanagh Forward
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
17Nigel Aris Midfielder
18Callum Stringer Midfielder
33Owen Oseni Forward
34Dean Larkin

Past Meetings

(Series 36)
0 - 0
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 24)
2 - 1
Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Waterford

(Series 18)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 6)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Waterford

7 - 10
eLOI Group C
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St. Patrick’s Athletic v Waterford

(Series 10)
3 - 0
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 1)
0 - 1
Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Waterford

Ground

Richmond Park
Emmet Road, Kilmainham C ED, Dublin, Dublin 8, Leinster, D08 VK72, Ireland

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