Match Info

Date: 03/05/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: Ray Matthews
Assistants: Emmet Dynan and Allen Lynch
Fourth Official: Robert Rogers

St Patrick's Athletic vs Waterford

Having had their Europa League place given to St Patrick's Athletic amid considerable rancour last month, goals from Ismahil Akinade, Zack Elbouzedi and Aaron Drinan gave Waterford some consolation with the deserved three points from this SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at Richmond.

Waterford may have failed to meet UEFA criteria for a license to play in Europe but they proved the far more clinical side in front of goal here with three well-taken second half strikes.

St Pat's shaded a tight opening and would have been ahead but for a stunning save from Waterford keeper Matt Connor 19 minutes in.

Jamie Lennon's diagonal ball picked out the run of skipper Ian Bermingham whose first time volley was put out for a corner by Connor's superb reaction save with his feet.

Minutes earlier Waterford striker Drinan, who scored both goals in a 2-0 win for Blues when the sides met at the RSC back in March, might have done better with the visitors' first attack of the game, slicing wide after winning a header with Dave Webster.

Drinan was proving a right menace for the home defence, again getting the better of Webster but not awarded a free kick for what looked a fairly blatant obstruction.

But the Republic of Ireland under-21 attacker should have given his side the lead on the half hour when he did elude the St Pat's defence.

Played in one-on-one with Brendan Clarke by John Martin, Drinan looked set to score only to wastefully scuff his shot wide of the far post.

That did lead to Waterford enjoying their best spell of possession in the first half as St Pat's laboured to regain their early initiative.

Harry Kenny's side did reassert themselves from the resumption, Bermingham again getting free on the left to head wide from a Simon Madden cross early on.

Waterford made two changes just before the hour that changed the game as both were involved in their taking the lead on 63 minutes.

Elbouzedi's ball was cleverly flicked through by Karolis Chvedukas for Akinade who confidently drilled his right-foot shot past Clarke.

Another well-worked move breached the St Pat's defence six minutes later.

This time Cory Galvin threaded Elbouzedi through and the Ireland under-21 winger found the net with a composed finish.

St Pat's were inches from getting a goal back on 74 minutes.

Damien Delaney allowed a cross to drop in behind him. Gary Shaw's shot was parried by Connor with defender Rory Feely's attempted clearance hitting a post before being cleared.

Waterford then soaked up St Pat's late pressure to strike for their third goal on the counter-attack with Drinan finishing well with a low drive on 88 minutes.

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BUY MATCH TICKETS


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 13th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0UCD0REPORT
August, 16th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
August, 9th 2019FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Bray Wanderers1REPORT
July, 27th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk1REPORT
July, 13th 2019FriendlySt Patrick's Athletic0Chelsea4REPORT
July, 11th 2019EuropaLeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Norrköping2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 14th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps0REPORT
May, 31st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 20th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 15th 2019LeinsterSnrCupCabinteely FC0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 6th 2019LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 23rd 2019FaiCupUCD3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 2nd 2019LeagueCork City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 21st 2019LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 18th 2019EuropaLeagueNorrköping2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
May, 3rd 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford3REPORT
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
September, 20th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 13th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0UCD0REPORT
September, 6th 2019LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 16th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
August, 2nd 2019LeagueCork City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 27th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk1REPORT
July, 21st 2019LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT