Match Info

Date: 15/03/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: RSC

Officials

Referee: Paul McLaughlin
Assistants: Emmet Dynan and Allen Lynch
4th Official: Eoghan O'Shea

Waterford vs St Patrick's Athletic

Aaron Drinan, one of Stephen Kenny's eight League of Ireland call-ups to his Under-21 squad for next week's Euro qualifier against Luxembourg, bagged a brace as Waterford easily saw off St Patrick's Athletic.

The Blues were full value for their first home win of the season on a wet night before another healthy turnout of 2,013 at the RSC.

Drinan, on loan from Ipswich Town, headed the opener on 18 minutes before killing the contest with his second on 63 minutes.

The Saints, beaten for the first time last week against Shamrock Rovers, began at the blistering pace, with Dean Clarke's third-minute shot forcing Maxim Kouogun into a goal-line clearance. Chris Forrester's effort on the rebound was denied by Matt Connor.

It was the sign of an open contest, one proven by Scott Twine scampering away up the other a minute later on the break only to see his low shot repelled by Brendan Clarke.

Kevin Toner has bad memories from his last visit to the RSC, having been dismissed last June, and he was fortunate not to see red again for a robust challenge on Bastien Hery.

Waterford still made him pay by forging ahead from the resultant free-kick, as the Saints failed to clear Kevin Lynch's cross, allowing Drinan head through a thicket of defenders beyond Brendan Clarke.

Drinan should have grabbed the opener only minutes earlier when he was a whisker away from connecting with Zack Elbouzedi's teasing right-wing cross. By the break, the Cork native might have scored again only for Clarke to deny his snapshot from 20 yards.

Their best chance to extend the lead, however, fell to Elbouzedi. Drinan set up his fellow Ireland Under-21 squad newcomer to shoot from point-blank range but his volley clattered off Clarke's near post.

Drinan missed another sitter from close-range straight after the restart from Shane Duggan's cross. Still, he eventually grabbed his and Waterford's second on 63 minutes.

JJ Lunney did the spadework by darting into the box and his lay-off was completed by another first-time finish.

All the Saints had to show for their second-half comeback attempt was Brandon Miele's long-range effort, which smacked off the post. Mikey Drennan, their only scorer this season, tucked away the rebound but was flagged for offside.

Substitute Izzy Akinade might have added a third for Waterford but for a last-ditch challenge by Lee Desmond just as he was poised to pull the trigger. It didn't matter in the end.

© rte.ie


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 8th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
February, 26th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 26th 2011FaiCupWaterford United0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
February, 20th 2010FriendlyWaterford United0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 12th 2009FaiCupWaterford United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 6th 2007LeagueWaterford United2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 21st 2005LeagueWaterford United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 1st 2019LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 22nd 2019LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 1st 2019FriendlyShelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
January, 12th 2019FriendlyWexford0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 28th 2018LeinsterSnrCupShelbourne1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 15th 2018LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 24th 2018FaiCupDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 31st 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Waterford0REPORT
June, 8th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
February, 26th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 8th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
March, 1st 2019LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 25th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Finn Harps0REPORT
February, 22nd 2019LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City0REPORT
October, 26th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City0REPORT
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT