Date Time League Season
16 April 2021 5:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Cornwall goal bags Bohs win

A Rob Cornwall goal after 43 minutes was enough to separate Bohemians and Waterford at the Regional Sports Centre in the Premier Division this evening.

The Gypsies were full value for their win, as they had the lions share of both territory and possession throughout the game. 

Waterford rarely threatened James Talbot’s goal and will have few complaints after their second loss in-a-row.

Although the final score-line might suggest this was a narrow win for Bohs, in reality they were comfortable victors over a poor Waterford side.

The visitors were firmly in control of this game from start to finish and although they failed to convert their possession into goals Keith Long’s charges were full value for their win, which they got courtesy of a tap in from Cornwall two minutes before the break. 

This game was a cagey affair early on with neither side creating any clear opportunities. Instead, the most notable chances were long-range efforts from Ward and Wilson on the Waterford goal but neither truly tested Paul Martin who was able to deal with both attempts comfortably. 

Waterford for their part did try to get their danger man Daryl Murphy involved with some long balls but they were easily dealt with by the travelling defence.

The hosts were then hit with two hammer blows as the game edged towards half time.

With ten minutes to go in the half their target man, Daryl Murphy limped off after taking a knock and although he wasn’t immediately replaced, he was unable to continue and Waterford were forced to replace him with Prince Mutswunguma

Murphy’s loss was compounded two minutes before the interval as the visitors struck to break the deadlock. 

Waterford keeper’ Paul Martin could only deflect a Tyreke Wilson free kick from 30 yards into the path of the oncoming Rob Cornwall who graciously flicked the ball into an empty net to give his side the lead.

Four minutes into the second half, the Blues should have levelled. Mascoll’s cross was headed into the path of the unmarked Kyle Ferguson but he could only direct his header straight at Talbot.

This proved to be the best chance of the game for the hosts as they were forced to defend for long periods, coming under a lot of pressure from the likes of Burt, Kelly and Coothe but the Gypsies final ball often lacked the precision needed to double their lead.

Although Kevin Sheedy’s side pushed for an equaliser late on, they lacked the necessary quality and creativity to cause Bohs any issues. 

  • 94'

    Thanks for joining us here at the RSC in Waterford. Good night.

  • 94'

    The referee blows the full time whistle and Bohemians earn their second win on the trot. They were full value for their win against a mediocre Waterford side who showed very little creativity in possession and can have very few complaints as they suffer their second defeat in a row.

  • 91'

    As we tick into the first of four minutes of injury time Bohemians look to have done enough to gather all three points here.

  • 91'

    As we tick into the first of four minutes of injury time Bohemians look to have done enough to gather all three points here.

  • 86'

    A shot from Jack Moylan flashes wide at the near post. The Bohs man was under no pressure and really should have secured his side all three points there.

  • 82'

    Burt has won yet another corner for Bohemians. A lofted cross is met by the head of Rory Feely but it drifts harmlessly wide.

  • 76'

    A hopeless ball booted forward from Paul Martin sums up Waterford's evening. The Blues look devoid of creativity.

  • 68'

    A crossfield ball finds Burt again who drives towards the byline and his attempted cross is snuffed out for a corner.

  • 68'

    Burt dances his way to the edge of Waterford box and picks out a teammate on the edge of the box who shoots but Martin is equal to the effort.

  • Tshipamba dribbles his way to the edge of the Bohs square but can only drive his shot way over Talbot's crossbar.

  • 61'

    Change for whatever sees O' Reilly replaced by Mashingo.

  • Change for whatever sees O' Reilly replaced by Mashingo

  • 54'

    A cross from Liam Burt is inches from making contact with the sliding Georgie Kelly who would have made it 2-0 if he had made contact.

  • 53'

    Bohs have upped the tempo here and after two crosses in under minute win themselves a corner.

  • 47'

    Ferguson latches onto a lofted cross from Mascoll but can only flick his free header into the arms of Talbot. Really should have been the equaliser.

  • 47'

    Ferguson latches onto a lofted cross from Mascoll but can only flick his free header into the arms of Talbot. Really should have been the equaliser.

  • 47'

    Paul Martin launches a free-kick from deep on his own half but it makes its way to the welcoming hands of his opposite number James Talbot.

  • 45'

    Waterford have had a few crosses into the Bohs box but have been unable to create any clear cut chances. They will need to show more composure if they are to take anything from this game.

  • 45'

    Bohs take a deserved lead into half time. They\'ve had the majority of possession in the opening period and although they haven\'t created many chances, you feel that if they\'re patient they will no doubt add to their lead in the second half

  • 45'

    The referee blows the half time whistle.

  • 43'

    A free-kick from Tyreke Wilson is excellently saved by Paul Martin, but it falls kindly to Rob Cornwall who taps it in.

  • 43'

    Goal to Bohs! Rob Cornwall reacts quickest as Paul Martin keeps saves Tyriek Wilson's excellent free kick out of the top corner but can't get the ball to safety.

  • 35'

    Big blow for Waterford as Daryl Murphy limps off to be replaced by Mustwunguma.

  • 34'

    A surging run from Finnerty is stopped by Adam O'Reilly who fouls the Bohs man. O'Reilly is already on a yellow so will have to be careful.

  • 31'

    A cross from Keith Ward is diverted over for yet another corner for Bohs.

  • 27'

    Tshipamba has a long-range effort after a mazy run down the right-hand side but Talbot is able to make a comfortable save.

  • 23'

    A heavy challenge from Tshipamba on Tyreke Wilson earns the Blues player a yellow card on the halfway line.

  • 19'

    An attempted breakout from Bohs is stopped cynically by Adam O' Reilly who earns a yellow card for his troubles.

  • 19'

    A cross from Tshipamba is deflected out for a corner.

  • 15'

    A ling range effort from Ward stings the gloves of Paul Martin but he gathers comfortably on the second attempt.

  • 14'

    A long ball forward for Daryl Murphy to chase is cut out by the Bohs defence.

  • 8'

    A dangerous cross from Liam Burt but Power is able to divert it over for a corner to Bohs.

  • 7'

    A long-range effort there from Wilson but Martin saves comfortably.

  • 3'

    Waite gets into the action early with a dangerous cross to Murphy at the far post but Bohs just manage to clear.

  • Waterford make three changes from their defeat to Finn Harps.

  • Bohs have named a largely unchanged side from their win last time out against Dundalk. The only change sees Rory Feely replace Andy Lyons at the back.

  • Hello and welcome to the Regional Sports Centre in Waterford for this mid-table clash between Waterford and Bohs.


22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender
3Cameron Evans Defender
6Kyle Ferguson Defender
8Adam O’Reilly 16 Midfielder 21'
9Daryl Murphy 23 Forward
11James Waite 19 Midfielder
12John Martin Forward
15Jamie Mascoll Defender
18Tunmise Sobowale Defender
21Isaac Tshipamba Mulowayi Midfielder 25'
13Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
5Josh Collins Defender
7Shane Griffin Midfielder
14Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
16Katlego Mashigo 8 Midfielder
19Jack Stafford 11 Midfielder
20Eric Molloy Forward
23Prince Mustwunguma 9 Forward


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender 43'
8Ali Coote Midfielder
10Keith Ward 28 Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly Forward
16Keith Buckley Midfielder
18James Finnerty Defender
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
26Ross Tierney 23 Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
3Anto Breslin Defender
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
9Bradley Rolt Forward
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
17Thomas Oluwa Forward
20Promise Omochere Midfielder
23Jack Moylan 26 Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy 10 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 11)
0 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Waterford

(Series 2)
0 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Bohemian FC


RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Adriano RealeAllen Lynch
Emmett Dynan
Robert Harvey


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