Match Info

Date: 05/07/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: RSC

Officials

Referee: Sean Grant

Waterford vs St Patrick's Athletic

St Patrick's Athletic skipped above Derry City FC into fourth place in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division thanks to a 2-1 away victory against Waterford FC.

The home side's fans viewed the game as something of a grudge match since the visitors received a spot in the Europa League qualifiers which was originally their's, but goals from Conor Clifford and Dean Clarke following Cory Galvin's opener ensures St Pat's go into Thursday night's clash with Sweden's IFK Norrköping on the back of a domestic victory.

Harry Kenny brought in Ciaran Kelly and Clarke from the side who lost to Shamrock Rovers on Monday night while the Blues made four changes, with Maxim Kouogun drafted in to replace Captain Damien Delaney who retired yesterday.

Both sides started with attacking intent but cancelled each other out for the most part, with Rory Feely's feral blaze high and wide the home side's first shot 20 minutes in.

The visitors should have taken the lead minutes later as Clarke and Walker combined before Clifford curled an effort from the edge of the box comfortably into Matt Connor's arms.

The Blues opened the scoring on the half-hour mark when Lee Desmond gifted possession to Shane Duggan before Dean Walsh shifted the ball to Galvin. The nippy winger cut in and wrapped his right foot around the ball to bend it beyond the diving Clarke from the edge of the box.The lead only lasted a minute following a Kouogun foul after the restart.

Jamie Lennon notched an easy assist when Clifford allowed his quick free cross his body before unleashing a venomous but gorgeous right footed effort that swerved into the top corner from over 30 yards.

St Pat's had the best opportunity to go into the half with a lead when good work down the right hand side, where they tried to use to pace of Simon Madden and Clarke all half, led to a chance for the latter, but his effort forcefully clattered off the post and back into the heart of the action.

The second half started at a similar pace than the first but it was the visitors who moved ahead on the hour mark. Clarke sprinted in behind half-time inductee Poynton down the right flank and while his cross was overhit, he was on hand to finish the return ball, finishing emphatically in space after his initial effort was blocked.

The Blues tried to respond with Kenny Browne and Feely carving out their best chance as Duggan scooped a bobbling ball over the crossbar from the edge of the box, but the Saints held on to condemn the home side to their third successive defeat having survived a late scare when Dean O'Halloran's glancing header was brilliantly blocked by Brendan Clarke.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
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
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
October, 4th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford2REPORT
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
October, 4th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford2REPORT
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