Kurtis Byrne with a snap shot from outside the box but it goes wide.
Goal kick was straight out of play from Murphy but the attack finds the ball back in Murphy's arms.
Goal kick to Waterford. They have 60 seconds to hold onto this.
Sligo pressing and trying to push it goalward but the Waterford rearguard hold out.
Cross into the box but cleared from Waterford and Coote counters.
Free-kick to Sligo on the side of the Waterford box. This is a chance for the visitors.
Four minutes of added time
Sligo win it back and try to counter but its a slow break out.
Corner kick to Waterford now
Murphy out again to hoof the ball down from outside his box to quell an attack.
Ball forward from Sligo but Murphy comes out and takes it. A good 20 seconds lost to that.
Two minutes of normal time remaining and Sligo have the ball...
Second corner taken short and it results in a Sligo throw.
Ali Coote takes. Short one taken and they win another.
Corner to Waterford now!
Free-kick to Waterford in the Sligo Rovers half.
Sligo trying to put pressure on but no clear cut chances from the play.
Sligo Rovers have 12 minutes plus any injury time to get something here...
Great chance for Sligo but the option to shoot is declined in favour of a cross and the Waterford defence clean it up
Free is taken and hit well but goes wide.
Waterford have a free around 40 yards from goal but a sub first I think....
Ronan Coughlan with a shot on target but Murphy claims.
Donelon cross but Murphy jumps and claims unchallenged.
Coote breaks but a double tackle from McFadden ends the break and Waterford get a throw in
Fast counter from Sligo - Coughlan to De Vries in the box but he can't muster anything and play returns back. The visitors play it across the box before a mispass sees Waterford clear it.
Corner comes in from Wilson and Smith gathers and tries to poke the ball through a crowd but Sligo claim possession
An hour gone and Waterford lead. Banks puts a cross into the box out for a Waterford corner.
Sligo Rovers probing the Waterford back line but they can't find a way through
Waterford - Ali Coote to Wilson who crosses and Fitzgerald heads but runs wide. That was a great opportunity for the home side.
Ronan Coughlan shoots!!! Murphy saves. Woah that was quick out of the blocks from Sligo.
Murphy forced into a save on target from Sligo. Close by the visitors. The Bit o'Red coming into it more and more as we approach half time.
Sobowale breaks with the ball after a long spell of play on the Sligo left wing. The visitors lost the ball and Sobowale charged forward.
Claims for a Waterford peno but the referee is having none of it and waves it on.
Long hoof up the pitch from sligo which is meant with a massive hoof out for a throw by the Waterford defence. Hoofing all round there.
Corner for Sligo Rovers - Cawley takes but headed clear from Smith
Lovely sunshine today but there is a chill in the air. Sligo playing from the back out.
Half an hour gone now and Waterford lead thanks to a superb strike from Matty Smith. Sligo's best chance was via Cooper but they remain behind.
Matty Smith fires a shot in from the corner of the box but McGinty is equal to it.
Cooper forward and rounds the Waterford keeper but the angle is too tight and he checks back to a player in the box but there is no Sligo player were his cutback ends up. That was a huge chance for the home side.
Waterford playing patiently across midfield but then the ball up is over hit for a Sligo goal kick
Waterford playing it around the back line and Sligo decide to put the press on so the Blues clear it up to the front line.
Nothing much to report at the moment in the game. Strange to see people in the stands.
Corner to Sligo Rovers. Junior is deemed to have fouled and it is a free out.
Corner kick for Waterford. Ali Coote sends the ball in and its hit low to the front but Martin's contact sends the ball wide.
Matty Smith (Waterford) scores. What a screamer from Smith. Hit on the volley from distance and it flew into the net!
Sligo Rovers with a bit of the ball now but eventually play it out for a throw to Waterford.
High ball into the Sligo Rovers box but McGinty leaps and plucks it out of the sky
Possession has been mostly with Waterford in the opening five minutes.
Cross into the box for Waterford and John Martin's header is skyward and over the crossbar
The small crowd in place in the RSC today as a number of fans have been let in. Nothing to report as yet as both teams get settled into the game