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Date: 7:45 p.m. March 23, 2018
Venue: Regional Sports Centre
Att: 3,010
TV: RTE2

Courtney Duffus 33' -
Scored: 33'


Courtney Duffus 37' -
Scored: 37'


Red: 10'
- Ally Gilchrist 10'

Scored: 35'
- Graham Burke 35'



League Report: Waterford 2 - 1 Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Mar 24 2018

Two first half goals from Courtney Duffus gave Waterford a 2-1 win at home to Shamrock Rovers at the RSC on Friday night.

The win moves Waterford back into second place in the season and is their fifth win in their opening seven matches of the season.

Despite having the better of the opening minutes, visitors Shamrock Rovers were reduced to ten men as fouls on Dean O’Halloran and Courtney Duffus one minute apart saw two yellows cards and a subsequent red card issued to Ally Gilchrist, albeit the second yellow card looked generous.

Waterford made their advantage count as they took the lead just after the half hour. Bastien Hery found the run of Dylan Barnett on the left wing and his cross to the back post saw Duffus take advantage of Luke Byrne’s poor attempted clearance as the striker struck first time past Tomer Chencinski.

Rovers were level two minutes later. Brandon Miele picked out the free Graham Burke on the right of the penalty area and he brilliantly curled his strike beyond the dive of Waterford keeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

Waterford went back in front two minutes later as Gavan Holohan picked out Duffus inside the penalty area and he shot home under visiting keeper Chencinski.

Rovers did press early in the second half despite their man disadvantage. Vigouroux was forced to save from Lee Grace’s point-black header early in the second half before Sam Bone set up Dan Carr but he couldn’t find the target.

Ronan Finn wasted a good opportunity as he fired wide before Miele’s free kick from outside the penalty area was saved as the home side defender well to pick up the three points.

Waterford: Lawrence Vigouroux, John Kavanagh, David Webster, Garry Comerford, Dylan Barnett; Bastien Hery, Stanley Aborah, Gavan Holohan (Sander Puri 85), Paul Keegan; Dean O’Halloran (Izzy Akinade 53), Courtney Duffus (Faysell Kasmi 77).

Subs Not Used: Niall Corbet, John Martin, Derek Daly, Dean Walsh.

Booked: David Webster (81).

 

Shamrock Rovers: Tomer Chencinski; Ethan Boyle, Lee Grace, Ally Gilchrist, Trevor Clarke (Luke Byrne 31 (Sam Bone 51)); Ronan Finn, Greg Bolger; Joel Coustrain (Roberto Lopes 12), Graham Burke, Brandon Miele; Dan Carr.

Subs Not Used: Kevin Horgan, Gary Shaw, David McAllister, Sean Boyd.

Booked: Ally Gilchrist (9, 10), Greg Bolger (72).

Sent off: Ally Gilchrist (10).

 

Referee: Paul McLoughlin.

Attendance: 3,010 (official).

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Stanley Aborah (Waterford).



Waterford
Lawrence Vigouroux
Goalkeeper
John Kavanagh
Defender
Garry Comerford
Defender
Dylan Barnett
Defender
David Webster
82Booked: 82'
Defender
Gavan Holohan
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Midfielder
Bastien Hery
Midfielder
Courtney Duffus
33Scored: 33'
37Scored: 37'
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Stanley Aborah
Midfielder
Paul Keegan
Midfielder
Dean O'Halloran
53'
53Subbed Off: 53'
Forward

Substitutes
Faysel Kasmi
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Midfield
Derek Daly
Midfield
Niall Corbet
Goalkeeper
Ismahil Akinade
53'
53Subbed On: 53'
Forward
John Martin
Forward
Sander Puri
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
Midfield
Dean Walsh
Forward
Shamrock Rovers
Tomer Chencinski
Goalkeeper
Trevor Clarke
Defender 31'
31Subbed Off: 31'
Ethan Boyle
Defender
Ally Gilchrist
Defender
8Booked: 8'
10Booked: 10'
10Sent off: 10'
Lee Grace
Defender
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Joel Coustrain
Midfielder 11'
11Subbed Off: 11'
Graham Burke
Midfielder
35Scored: 35'
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
72Booked: 72'
Brandon Miele
Midfielder
Daniel Carr
Forward

Substitutes
Luke Byrne
Defender
31Subbed On: 31'
31' 48'
48Subbed Off: 48'
Sean Boyd
Forward
Sam Bone
Defender
48Subbed On: 48'
48'
Kevin Horgan
Goalkeeper
Roberto Lopes
Defender
11Subbed On: 11'
11'
David McAllister
Midfield
Gary Shaw
Forward


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