18 April 2021

Waterford FC vs Bohemian FC

St. Patrick’s Athletic FC -v- Waterford FC

Saturday, 18th April 2021


Bohemians take the points back to Dalymount Park in a game that promised so much in the opening half an hour. The loss leaves Waterford sitting in 8th place with 3 points from their opening five games. 

The blues flew out of the box early with winger James Waite hitting a dangerous cross to the far post towards Daryl Murphy but the Bohs defence did enough to put him off on this occasion. Issac Tshipamba who was lively all game, showed the visitors what he can do when given space with two powerful drives at the Bohs defence before stinging the palms of the keeper. Tyreke Wilson had the best of the chances at the other end in the opening exchanges. A low driving shot at Paul Martin in the Waterford goal was well saved, the young man stood tall to send the ball flying over. 

Martin again was called into action just before half-time. He pulled off an amazing save to stop Wilson curling a free-kick into the top corner only for Centre-back Rob Cornwall to tap home from 5 yards. Bohemians headed into the dressing rooms ahead after an entertaining opening half. 

4 minutes into the second half saw the blues best chance of the game. Jamie Mascoll’s floating cross to the far post was only half-cleared to Kyle Ferguson 10 yards out, but his header was straight at Talbot in the goal. 

John Martin’s attempted chip from 30 yards and Tshipamba late effort that sailed just wide were the best it got for the hosts in the closing stages. Again, they had Paul Martin to thank for the deficit only being one at full-time. He raced off his line expertly to stop Dawson Devoy from putting away this one-on-one chance. 

That is two away wins in a row for Bohemians after a slow start to the season. While the blues have St. Pat’s in their sights on Tuesday night, they will be looking to find some form in Dublin to bring back to the RSC next week for a game against Longford.