EA Cup R2
Date: 3 p.m. April 6, 2015
Venue: Regional Sports Centre
Att: 408
TV:

Peno Scored: 47'
- Ross Gaynor 47'

Red: 65'
- Gavan Holohan 65'

Scored: 78'
- Robert Lehane 78'



EA Sports Cup Preview: Waterford United -v- Cork City

Sun, Apr 05 2015

Credit: Tom Beary

WATERFORD UNITED

Tommy Griffin and Waterford United face the tough task of welcoming John Caulfield and his Cork City side to The R.S.C. in The EA Sports Cup Second Round on Monday afternoon.

 

United qualified for the Second Round with a bye, so 3PM on Easter Monday will be the Blues first taste of the 2015 EA Sports Cup.

 

Griffin’s side go into Monday afternoon’s Second Round tie on the back of a 2-2 draw with Kevin Doherty’s Shelbourne side on Friday night.

 

“We were disappointed not to take the three points on Friday night against Shelbourne,” said Griffin.

 

“We scored two excellent goals so we’re disappointed that we couldn’t hold on to the lead.”

 

The United boss is expecting another tough tie on Monday night in the form of John Caulfield and Cork City.

 

“Cork City will offer us a different kind of challenge on Monday,” the Blues boss explained.

 

“Cork have started their own season well so we’ll be expecting a difficult game, but our guys are up for it,” he concluded.

 

Jack Doherty is a doubt for Monday’s tie, as he continues to recover from an injury he picked up away at Cabinteely two weeks ago.


 

CORK CITY

City come into this one with serious momentum, following an unbeaten start to their Premier Division campaign.

 

The Rebels sit second in the Premier Division, after four wins and just two draws.  The latest of those wins came in a 3-0 win at home to Peter Hutton’s Derry City on Friday night.

 

However, Caulfield is set to use this game to give playing time to those that haven’t been regular starters in his side’s opening six league games.

 

“It’s another big game for us,” Caulfield said ahead of his side’s trip to The R.S.C. on Monday afternoon.

 

“The RSC is a good venue and it is a real opportunity for the guys who have not played or have been coming off the bench, because they will all be playing.

 

“A lot of these lads are chomping at the bit to get a game, so I am really looking forward to it and hope we can give a good performance,” the City boss concluded.


 

Referee: Sean Grant


 

MATCH STATS

The last competitive meeting between the sides came at the last 16 stage of last season’s EA Sports Cup, when a brace from Garry Buckley helped City into the Quarter Final stage.

 

Cork City have been knocked out of The EA Sports Cup at the Quarter Final stage in the last two seasons.

 

Waterford’s last win over Cork City came at Turner’s Cross in a First Division tie back in June of 2011.


 

BETTING

Waterford United 6/1; Draw 7/2; Cork City 4/11.

 

PREDICTION

Waterford United 0-2 Cork City


 

Waterford United

Injured: None.

Doubtful: Jack Doherty.

Suspended: Shane Nolan.

 

Cork City

Injured: Colin Healy, John O’Flynn, Alan Bennett, Liam Miller.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 
 


Waterford
Robert Birdsall
Goalkeeper
Anthony O'Donnell
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Defender
Patrick Fitzgerald
Defender
Craig Burns
Defender
Cormac Breslin
74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Defender
Dylan Mernagh
Midfielder
Anthony McAlavey
Midfielder
Sean Hurley
Midfielder
Thomas Croke
Midfielder
Ethan Boyle
Midfielder
Willie John Kiely
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Forward

Substitutes
Mark Walsh
Forward
Mikie Rowe
Forward
Dean Reidy
74'
74Subbed On: 74'
Midfield
Greg Peel
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Forward
Glen Hawe
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
Forward
Shaun Corcoran
Defender
Matthew Connor
Goalkeeper
Cork City
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper
Joshua O'Shea
Defender
Dan Murray
Defender
Michael McSweeney
Defender
Ross Gaynor
Defender
47Peno: 47'
Danny Morrissey
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Liam Kearney
Midfielder
Gavan Holohan
Midfielder
5Booked: 5'
65Booked: 65'
65Sent off: 65'
Kieran Djilali
Midfielder
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
Mark O'Sullivan
Forward

Substitutes
Karl Sheppard
Forward
John O'Flynn
Forward
Kevin O'Brien
Goalkeeper
Robert Lehane
Forward
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
78Scored: 78'
John Kavanagh
Defender
Darren Dennehy
Defender
Billy Dennehy
Midfield


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