IRE D1
Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 21, 2012
Venue: Regional Sports Centre
Ref: Keith Callanan
Att: 567

Sean Maguire 51' -
Scored: 51'


Peter Keegan 66' -
Scored: 66'


Sean Maguire 74' -
Scored: 74'


Sean Maguire 89' -
Peno Scored: 89'


Scored: 20'
- Thomas Crawley 20'

Red: 56'
- William McDonagh 56'

Red: 59'
- Austin Skelly 59'

Scored: 69'
- Tony Griffiths 69'



Waterford United 4 - 2 Longford Town

Sat, Sep 22 2012

Longford Town were left singing the Blues after suffering their first away defeat of the season at the RSC on Friday night. The result now sees Waterford United leapfrog Longford into 2nd spot in the table.

 

This game changed in the opening 16 minutes of the second-half when Waterford scored two goals to take the lead and two Longford Town players received red cards; one on the field and the other off it.

 

After falling behind to a superb strike from Thomas Crawley in the 20th minute Waterford got back on level terms six minutes after the break; Town keeper Craig Hyland fluffed his clearance from Dylan Mernagh’s long-ball and Sean Maguire nipped in with the goal. 

 

Minutes later Longford were reduced to 10 men when defender Willo McDonagh was sent-off for a challenge on Maguire. Amazingly, three minutes later referee Keith Callanan went over to the Town bench and flashed a red card at substitute Austin Skelly.

 

In the 66th minute Waterford took the lead when Paul Phelan’s cross was finished to the net by Peter Keegan. Longford though were back on level terms three minutes later when Tony Griffiths’ grabbed his first goal for the club with a free kick that got a slight deflection.

 

It really was end to end stuff and the action didn’t stop there. In the 74th minute the game swung back in Waterford’s favour, Peter Higgins with the pass and Maguire with the finish for his second of the game. The youngster really has been in terrific form for Waterford

this season.

 

Maguire got the hat-trick his performance deserved in the 89th minute. Michael Lee was adjudged to have taken down the striker in the box. Maguire dusted himself down and duly dispatched the spot-kick.

 

The first half had belonged to Longford and they really should’ve went in at the break leading by more. Karl Bermingham, Crawley and Griffiths all had early chances for the visitors while Maguire brought a good save out of Town keeper Craig Hyland in the 11th minute.

 

The deadlock was broken in the 20th minute; Griffiths played the ball to Crawley (who was celebrating his 21st birthday) and from just outside the box he found the back of the net with a sweetly struck shot.

 

Both sides had chances after. In the 41st minute Crawley found the back of the net for the second time but his effort was ruled out for offside and just before the Karl Bermingham really should’ve made it 2-0 but he missed a sitter. They were to rue those missed chances in the second half.

 

Waterford United: Packie Holden; John Frost, Seamus Long, Craig Burns, Dylan Mernagh; Paul Phelan, Stephen Mulcahy (David Breen 91), Gary Dempsey, Peter Higgins; Peter Keegan, Sean Maguire (Willie John Kiely 92).
Subs not used: Robbie Hughes, Jamie Cross, Ben Ryan, Aidan McGrath, Conor Coad.

Booked: Mulcahy (82), Dempsey (85).

 

Longford Town: Craig Hyland; Mark Salmon, Willo McDonagh, Aidan Collins (Darragh Reynor 84), Michael Lee; Tony Griffiths, Colm James, Keith Gillespie (Alan Kirby 77), Robert Bayly (Chris Deans 62), Thomas Crawley; Karl Bermingham.
Subs not used: Paul Hunt, Craig Walsh, Jamie Duffy, Austin Skelly.

Booked: Salmon (77).
Sent Off: McDonagh (56), Skelly (59).

 

Referee: Keith Callanan (Cork)

Attendance: 567

extratime.ie Man of the Match: Sean Maguire (Waterford Utd).

 



Waterford FC
Packie Holden
Goalkeeper
Dylan Mernagh
Defender
Seamus Long
Defender
John Frost
Defender
Craig Burns
Defender
Stephen Mulcahy
82Booked: 82'
Midfielder
Peter Higgins
Midfielder
Gary Dempsey
85Booked: 85'
Midfielder
Paul Phelan
Midfielder
Sean Maguire
51Scored: 51'
74Scored: 74'
89Peno: 89'
Forward
Peter Keegan
66Scored: 66'
Forward

Substitutes
Aidan McGrath
Midfield
Willie John Kiely
Forward
Robert Hughes
Goalkeeper
Jamie Cross
Defender
Conor Coad
Midfield
David Breen
Defender
Ben Ryan
Forward
Longford Town
Craig Hyland
Goalkeeper
Mark Salmon
Defender
77Booked: 77'
William McDonagh
Defender
56Sent off: 56'
Michael Lee
Defender
Aidan Collins
Defender
Colm James
Midfielder
Tony Griffiths
Midfielder
69Scored: 69'
Keith Gillespie
Midfielder
Thomas Crawley
Midfielder
20Scored: 20'
Robert Bayly
Midfielder
Karl Bermingham
Forward

Substitutes
Craig Walsh
Midfield
Austin Skelly
Forward
59Sent off: 59'
Darragh Reynor
Midfield
Alan Kirby
Midfield
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Jamie Duffy
Midfield
Chris Deans
Defender


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