Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 6, 2018
Venue: Regional Sports Centre
Att: 3,684
TV:

Conor McCormack 51' -
OG: 51'


Courtney Duffus 80' -
Scored: 80'


Bastien Hery 90' + 5' -
Red: 90'


Stanley Aborah 90' + 5' -
Red: 90'


Scored: 2'
- Conor McCarthy 2'

Red: 90'
- Garry Buckley 90' + 5'

Red: 90'
- Steven Beattie 90' + 5'



League Report: Waterford 2 - 1 Cork City

Sat, Apr 07 2018

A melée at the end of the game saw four players, including Stanley Aborah (second from left) and both managers sent off. Credit: Michael P Ryan

Brendan White reports from the RSC

View gallery of the game from Michael P Ryan

Three goals, four red cards and both managers sent from the dugouts was the story of a chaotic Munster Derby as Waterford moved joint-top of the table after beating Cork City 2-1 at the RSC.

Conor McCarthy gave City an early lead but an own goal from Conor McCormack and a header from Courtney Duffus ensured the three points for the Blues before a late melee involving both sides.

Bastien Hery and Garry Buckley were sent off, before Waterford’s Stanley Aborah, taken off minutes earlier, and City sub Steven Beattie were red carded after a melee.

Both managers were then sent to the stands as referee Rogers struggled to keep control.

City were in front after just two minutes of the game. Barry McNamee’s swirling free kick found Aaron Barry at the back post and he headed back across goal for McCarthy to fire home.

Waterford took their time to get going. Captain Paul Keegan went close midway through the first half but his free kick didn’t trouble Mark McNulty in the City goal.

The visitors were dominant in possession in the first half but couldn’t find a second goal as the first 45 wore on.

Kieran Sadlier went close when he met Conor McCarthy’s cross but he couldn’t find the target.

Waterford pegged back the reigning champions just six minutes into the second half.

Midfielder Gavan Holohan fired in a cross from the right and the ball struck visiting captain Conor McCormack and bounced beyond keeper McNulty for a unfortunate own goal.

Courtney Duffus had a chance on the hour mark for Waterford but he volleyed over, before Barry McNamee had a great chance to give City the lead again.

Bastien Hery’s attempted back pass was left short and McNamee took possession, but he fired wide from a one-on-one position.

And John Caulfield’s side were left to rue that chance as Waterford grabbed the winner with 10 minutes left.

Izzy Akinade’s strike looped over City keeper McNulty and Duffus was on hand to head the winner and send Waterford joint top of the Premier Division table.

 

Waterford: Lawrence Vigouroux; Garry Comerford, Kenny Browne, David Webster, Dylan Barnett; Paul Keegan, Bastien Hery, Stanley Aborah (Sander Puri 95),Gavan Holohan; Izzy Akinade (Rory Feely 85), Courtney Duffus.

Subs not used: Faysel Kasmi, John Martin, Dean O’Halloran, Niall Corbet.

Booked: Stanley Aborah (29), Garry Comerford (39).

Sent off: Stanley Aborah (95), Bastien Hery (95).

 

Cork City: Mark McNulty, Conor McCarthy, Aaron Barry, Sean McLoughlin, Shane Griffin; Conor McCormack (Jimmy Keohane 70), Gearoid Morrissey (John O’Hanlon 83); Barry McNamee, Garry Buckley, Kieran Sadlier; Graham Cummins (Karl Sheppard 73).

Subs not used: Steven Beattie, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Colm Horgan, Peter Cherrie.

Booked: Conor McCormack.

Sent off: Garry Buckley (95), Steven Beattie (95).

 

Referee: Rob Rogers.

Attendance: 3,684 (official).

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



Waterford
Lawrence Vigouroux
Goalkeeper
Dylan Barnett
87Booked: 87'
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
Garry Comerford
39Booked: 39'
Defender
David Webster
Defender
Stanley Aborah
29Booked: 29'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
90Sent off: 90'
Midfielder
Bastien Hery
90Sent off: 90'
Midfielder
Gavan Holohan
Midfielder
Paul Keegan
Midfielder
Ismahil Akinade
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Forward
Courtney Duffus
80Scored: 80'
Forward

Substitutes
Niall Corbet
Goalkeeper
Derek Daly
Midfield
Rory Feely
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
Midfield
Faysel Kasmi
Midfield
John Martin
Forward
Dean O'Halloran
Midfield
Sander Puri
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Midfield
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Aaron Barry
Defender
Shane Griffin
Defender
Conor McCarthy
Defender
2Scored: 2'
Sean McLoughlin
Defender
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
90Sent off: 90'
Conor McCormack
Midfielder
17Booked: 17'
51OG: 51'
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Barry McNamee
Midfielder
Gearóid Morrissey
Midfielder 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Kieran Sadlier
Midfielder
Graham Cummins
Forward 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'

Substitutes
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
Defender
Steven Beattie
Midfield
90Sent off: 90'
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Colm Horgan
Defender
Jimmy Keohane
Midfield
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
Josh O'Hanlon
Midfield
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
Karl Sheppard
Forward
73Subbed On: 73'
73'


Photo Gallery for Waterford -v- Cork City