Match Report

Match Info

Date: 20/02/2010
Competition: Friendly
Venue: RSC

Home Team

Chris Konopka (Kevin Burns 72); Alan Carey, John Hayes, Kevin Murray, John Kearney; Paul Carey (Timmy Purcell h/t), Gary Dunphy (Seamus Long 61), Paul McCarthy (James Sullivan 66), Liam Kearney (Kevin Waters h/t); Vinny Sullivan (Gary Keane 72), David Grincell (Willie John Kiely h/t)

Away Team

Gary Rogers (Paul Hunt 75), Damien Lynch, Shane Guthrie, Conor Kenna, Ian Bermingham (Derek Pender h/t); Ryan Guy (Brian Cash 66), Dave Mulcahy (David McAllister 66), Stuart Byrne (Conor Sinnott 72), Gareth Coughlan (Derek Doyle 66); Alex Williams, Vinny Faherty (Paul Byrne 72)

Officials

Referee:
Assistants:

Goal Scorers

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Waterford United 0 - St Patrick's Athletic 0

Waterford United played out a scoreless draw against Premier division opponents St Patrick's Athletic at the RSC today, in what was another very valuable work out in their fourth pre-season match.

The brilliant sunshine wasn't matched by a somewhat lacklustre opening period, with both teams sounding each other out a touch cagily at first. And as the half progressed it was the visitors who were having the lion's share of the chances, the best of those falling to Alex Williams who early on headed wide at the far post, and Dave Mulcahy who pulled a low shot a yard beyond the left post from 12 yards out. The Blues for their part put together some neat approaches at times, but rarely caused much trouble for Gary Rogers in the Saints goal.

It was a more effective United side that came out for the second half though, and early on a neat move across the park saw Kevin Waters chip to the back post only for Vinny Sullivan to head wide. The best chance for the home team came in the 74th minute, however, as a scramble from an attacking throw in saw Willie John Kiely's stabbed centre cross the area for Timmy Purcell, who just failed to connect a few yards out from the far post.

That was it for the chances, and the game finished scoreless, but a very useful run-out for the Blues, and a big confidence boost for the players, not least John Hayes who put in a fine performance at centre half in his first game in some time.


© www.waterford-united.ie