First Division round-up: Waterford continue charge under Keith Long as Galway maintain winning streak
Waterford’s revival under Keith Long continued on Friday night as they won 3-1 away to Cobh Ramblers at St Colman’s Park.
The Blues shone in front of a bumper crowd at the East Cork venue, with Roland Idowu, Ronan Coughlan and Shane Griffin all netting for the visitors.
Jack Doherty scored a consolation for the Rams – who have now lost two of their last three home league games.
The win also sees Waterford move up to third place in the table.
Elsewhere, Galway United’s remarkable start to the season showed no sign of slowing down as they romped to a 4-0 win away to Wexford.
David Hurley opened the scoring for the Tribesmen just before the half-time break.
And that goal inspired them to a big win as Francely Lomboto, Darren Clarke and Vincent Borden all scored.
Hurley also missed a penalty late on for John Caulfield’s side.
At the Market’s Field, Treaty United sealed their first win of the season thanks to a 3-2 win against Longford Town.
Lee Devitt opened the scoring for the hosts in the 6th minute, before Francis Campbell levelled for Longford in the 20th.
Success Edogun then scored for Tommy Barrett’s side to make 2-1 in the 51st minute before Josh Giurgi scored his third goal in two games to level for Stephen Henderson’s side in the 80th minute.
But seven minutes from time Dean George struck for the hosts as they claimed a morale-boosting win.
Meanwhile, Kerry’s wait for a first win goes on after they were held to a draw by Finn Harps.
Sean McGrath looked like he netted the Kingdom’s first winner against Harps, but Dave Rogers’ side hit back and levelled in the 67th minute via Ryan Flood.
At the Carlisle Grounds, Bray Wanderers moved to second thanks to a narrow 1-0 win at home to Athlone Town.
Cole Omorehiomwan netted the winner for the hosts against an Athlone side who had Portuguese native Dario Castelo in the dugout for the first time.