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17 September 2021 7:45 pm FAI Cup 2021

Match Report

Prince grabs late Waterford winner

Prince Mutswunguma’s 91st minute winner meant First Division side UCD were controversially knocked out of the FAI Cup after their 3-2 loss to Waterford.

The two sides went into the dressing room level after Colm Whelan’s opener was cancelled out by Armando Junior Quitirna’s strike.

Liam Kerrigan put the hosts back in front but Phoenix Patterson set up a grandstand finish.

Mutswunguma’s winner was in controversial circumstances after referee Robert Hennessey waved away a certain free kick at the other end in the build up to the goal.

Roared on by their boisterous support, the second-tier side started the better and went close through Whelan’s effort.

He then made no mistake firing the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area, to give the hosts a deserved lead.

A fiery encounter was emphasised by four yellow cards inside the opening 25 minutes, with eight yellows shown in total.

The visitors responded well to going behind and mounted pressure on the UCD goal, with Greg Halford and John Martin going close.

Quitirna put the Premier Division side level after Jack Keaney was dispossessed and the African striker was cool and composed in front of goal.

Against the run of play, the hosts went back in front through an excellent counterattack that finished with Morgan playing in the impressive Kerrigan, who slotted the ball brilliantly past Brian Murphy.

Mutswunguma won his side a penalty as he was tripped in the box by the clumsy legs of UCD defender Sam Todd.

Patterson sent the goalkeeper the wrong way and put the ball into the corner of the net.

Murphy denied Whelan putting UCD in front for a third time as he somehow managed to deny the striker from close range.

The students were dealt a great chance to go back in front when Jeremie Milambo committed a clumsy challenge on Kerrigan in the area.

But Whelan’s soft penalty was saved by the heroic Murphy.

In injury time, Player of the Match Mutswunguma scored the winning goal after tapping home Quitirna’s cross.

Tempers flared as UCD manager Andy Meyler was sent to the stands for his strong protests that his side were denied a certain free kick in the build-up to the winning goal.

  • 94'

    Full time: UCD 2-3 Waterford

  • 92'

    UCD manager Andy Meyler is red carded for his protests.

  • 92'

    Controversy strikes as Evan Weir appeared to have been fouled at the other end but Robert Hennessey waved play on and the Premier Division side are ahead in the dying seconds.

  • 91'

    GOAL! Armando Junior Quitirna fires a ball into the box that Prince Mustwunguma taps home from close range.

  • 91'

    The fourth official has indicated there will be a minimum of four additional minutes to be played.

  • 91'

    Harvey O'Brien is okay to continue and the match is back underway.

  • 90'

    A break in play as multiple Waterford players receive medical treatment.

  • 89'

    The game is out of hand as three Waterford players are down after tough challenges by the students.

  • 89'

    We've been treated to a fantastic cup tie here at Bellfield Bowl!

  • 83'

    Waterford sub: Jack Stafford replaces Jeremie Milambo

  • 83'

    Yellow card to Jack Keaney for stopping a Waterford counterattack.

  • 80'

    Paul Doyle is booked.

  • 80'

    Mutswunguma is denied by an incredible reflex save by Locran Healy who denies the striker.

  • 78'

    UCD sub: Adam Vernon replaces Paul Doyle.

  • 76'

    A ball in the box almost falls to Armando Junior Quitirna but his first touch is heavy and falls into the grateful arms of Lorcan Healy.

  • 72'

    Another twist in the tale as Murphy's penalty is soft and is saved by Brian Murphy!

  • 71'

    Penalty to UCD! Milambo makes a clumsy challenge on the Player of the Match so far Liam Kerrigan and the referee Robert Hennessey is forced to point to the spot.

  • 70'

    Whelan performs a fantastic first touch from a high ball and twists, turns but produces a shot that is well over the bar.

  • 68'

    A golden opportunity missed by UCD. Paul Doyle played it across to Whelan, who looked destined to give UCD the lead once again but Brian Murphy made himself big and somehow managed to turn the ball clear.

  • 66'

    GOAL! The keeper goes the wrong way as Phoenix Patterson slots the ball into the corner of the net. Game on!!

  • 64'

    Penalty to Waterford! Prince Mustwunguma is tripped in the box by the clumsy legs of Sam Todd.

  • 62'

    Waterford are looking rather one dimensional in their build up play, opting for searching long balls that haven't been connecting.

  • 60'

    Patterson puts a great ball into the box that was cleared well with a diving header by Matt Todd.

  • 57'

    Waterford sub: Jeremie Milambo replaces Isaac Tshipamba

  • 55'

    UCD have enjoyed possession and territory since taking the lead and look full of confidence against top flight opposition.

  • 50'

    GOAL! Excellent goal on the counterattack by UCD, finished by Kerrigan. Colm Morgan broke forward and slotted a through ball that the winger finished brilliantly past Brian Murphy.

  • 46'

    We're back underway.

  • 45'

    Half time: UCD 1-1 Waterford

  • 46'

    John Martin is booked just before half time.

  • 45'

    The fourth official has indicated there will be a minimum of one additional minute to be played.

  • 43'

    The students comfortably clear and will be looking for some much needed respite after being under the cosh since they broke the deadlock early on.

  • 41'

    Corner to Waterford. The away end are certainly making themselves heard.

  • 36'

    GOAL! Waterford equalise through Junior Quitirna. Jack Keaney was dispossessed after a poor touch with Quitirna pouncing on the loose ball and he ran past the UCD defence, and sent Healy the wrong way with a cool and composed finish.

  • 36'

    Greg Halford has a long range effort that goes wide after a troubling cross into the box was punched clear by Lorcan Healy and the net was vacant.

  • 35'

    Doyle and Dignam combine for a neat one two but the attack eventually breaks down for an offside offence.

  • 32'

    Play is back underway and Sam Todd is booked for a dangerous tackle on Junior Armando. That brings the total up to three yellow cards for the students inside half an hour.

  • 30'

    The game is halted due to a water break.

  • 27'

    Waterford continuing to mount pressure on the UCD goal. John Martin puts a dangerous ball across the six yard box but no one in white is there to turn it home.

  • 26'

    The visitors after enduring early pressure are dominating possession and territory now.

  • 25'

    A fiery start to proceedings in Dublin as four yellow cards have been dished out inside the opening 25 minutes.

  • 23'

    Bookings for either side in this competitive affair as Dara Keane and Greg Halford are both cautioned.

  • 18'

    Junior Quitirna's free kick almost finds the head of Greg Halford but UCD keeper Healy catches well.

  • 17'

    The visitors have a free kick in a threatening position.

  • 15'

    Prince Mutswunguma receives a yellow card for dragging down the lively Liam Kerrigan.

  • 12'

    GOAL! UCD take the lead and this time Colm Whelan makes no mistake as he fires the ball into the bottom corner, from the edge of the penalty area.

  • 8'

    Good chance for former Blues striker Colm Whelan but it's over the crossbar, after good work from Liam Kerrigan. The away side are yet to get going.

  • 3'

    UCD with the first effort of the match but Liam Kerrigan is off target from distance.

  • 2'

    It's a fantastic atmosphere at Belfield Bowl, with the UCD ultras on the halfway line making themselves heard.

  • 1'

    We're underway.

  • The weather in Dublin is great for football, with the temperature at 18 degrees Celsius, a wind of six mph, humidity levels of 77% and a 15% chance of rain.

  • On the other hand, Waterford have endured a difficult season in the top flight and could face a relegation play off against tonight’s opponents. They currently lie in eighth position - on 29 points, just one point above ninth placed Dundalk, who have a game in hand.

  • Last weekend’s win sealed an impressive fifth consecutive victory in all competitions, and the university side will be optimistic they can cause an upset this evening. In the previous round, UCD saw off Premier Division side Longford 2-1, therefore they know what it takes to defeat a side in the league above.

  • The students currently lie second in the First Division, trailing top side Shelbourne by 10 points. A playoff spot is all but guaranteed as they are level on points with third place Galway United and 11 points clear of sixth placed Athlone Town.

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of today's FAI Cup match between UCD and Waterford.

UCD AFC

1Lorcan Healy Goalkeeper
3Evan Osam Defender
6Jack Keaney Midfielder
7Liam Kerrigan Midfielder 50'
8Mark Dignam Defender
10Colm Whelan Forward 12'
17Dara Keane Midfielder 17'
21Paul Doyle 15 Midfielder 78'
22Sam Todd Defender 29'
24Harvey O’Brien Midfielder
25Evan Weir Defender
2Michael Gallagher Defender
4Harry McEvoy Defender
5Luke Boore Defender
14Eoin Farrell Forward
15Adam Verdon 21 Midfielder
16Carl Williams Goalkeeper
18Donal Higgins Midfielder
27Sean Brennan Midfielder
30Evan Caffrey Forward

Waterford

1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender
3Cameron Evans Defender
6Kyle Ferguson Defender
11Armando Junior Quitirna Midfielder 36'
12John Martin Forward 45'
14Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
20Greg Halford Defender 23'
21Isaac Tshipamba Mulowayi 16 Midfielder
23Prince Mustwunguma Forward 91'
15'
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder 66'
45Jamal Dupree Midfielder
5George Forrest Defender
13Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
16Jeremie Milambo 19 Defender
19Jack Stafford 16 Midfielder

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