|Match Report||Waterford United claimed their first league win of the season and a first minute goal from Alan Cawley settled their Premier Division game with Saint Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park.|
The Saints have slipped well off the lead sides in the last couple of months while Waterford now move to within three points of second from bottom Bray.
In the opening seconds of the game Ger McCarthy stole possession from Darragh Maguire before playing in Cawley who in turn got past a number of the Pats defence before slotting home.
Colm Foley forced a save from Waterford keeper Ben Spicer in the minutes before half time as the Saints attempted to avoid an embaresing loss. Trevor Molloy also went close but John Hayes made a vital interception to flick the shot away from goal.
Molloy again went close shortly after half-time while Spicer produced another good save to deny Anthony Murphy. The Saints challenge faded and Gareth Cronin's first league game in charge produced the Blues' first league win of the season.
St Patrick's Athletic
Ryan, Brennan, Rutherford, Maguire (Keegan 46), C Foley, Mulcahy, Murphy, Fahey, M Quigley, Molloy (Rooney 78), O'Connor (Grogan 65).
Spicer, Flynn, Hedderman, Keely, Hayes, Reynolds, Cavanaugh (McDonald 59), Grant, G McCarthy (Fraher 90), Cawley, P McCarthy (Russell 55).
Referee: Pat Whelan
Assistants: Rhona Daly, Joe Cassidy
Fourth Official: Sean Brady