2 - 2

Junior Quitirna 3' -
Scored: 3'

Greg Halford 39' -
Scored: 39'

Scored: 30'
- Daniel Lafferty 30'

Scored: 93'
- Cameron McJannet 93'

League Report: Waterford 2-2 Derry City

Tue, Nov 02 2021

Junior Quitirna celebrates scoring the opening goal for Waterford during their 2-2 draw with Derry City at the RSC on Tuesday, 2 November 2021. Credit: Hugh de Paor

Waterford conceded a last minute goal to Derry City at the RSC on Tuesday night and so are denied the opportunity to jump to joint seventh place in the table and ease their relegation worries.

The hosts were leading 2-1 in the 93rd minute only to concede a corner which ultimately led to Cameron McJannet getting a Derry City equaliser that they probably deserved over the course of the match.

Marc Bircham’s side got off to the best possible start with a goal in the third minute.

Phoenix Patterson and Jack Stafford combined well down the left and when the latter played the ball into the box Junior Quitirna was quickest to react and he blasted the ball past Nathan Gartside in the Derry goal.

Waterford lost right back Darragh Power early on but it did not impact the momentum they got from the early goal, and although the game was scrappy at times, they were generally in control up to the 30th minute of the match.

Derry scored their first equaliser in the 30th minute, somewhat against the run of play. James Akintunde did well to get past two Waterford defenders and when he fired the ball across the box the experienced Danny Lafferty was on hand at the far post to fire the ball past Paul Martin.

It did not take Waterford long to recover from this setback however and they were back in front in the 39th minute.

A training ground free kick saw the ball reach the head of Anthony Wordsworth and his header across the box was met by the unmarked Grey Halford who headed the ball past Nathan Gartside.

There was a raft of substitutions by both sides in the second half but Ruaidhri Higgins’ changes seemed to have the greater impact. Former Waterford player Bastien Hery saw a lot of the ball and Will Fitzgerald on the right wing put in a number of dangerous crosses.

Derry exerted a lot of pressure in the closing stages and for a long while Waterford seemed to have weathered the storm and were on course for the vital three points that would greatly have assisted their immediate objective of getting out of the relegation zone.

Their resistance was finally broken in the 93rd minute however, a Joe Thomson corner was only partially cleared and Cameron McJannet blasted the ball to the net from two meters.

The draw leaves Waterford in eighth place, one point above Finn Harps while Derry City remain in fourth place and hanging on for that vital European qualification spot.

Waterford: Paul Martin; Greg Halford, Niall O'Keeffe, Cameron Evans, Darragh Power (Kyle Ferguson, 12), Jack Stafford, Romero Ronaldo Greene (Shane Griffin, 65), Junior Quitirna (Isaac Tshipamba, 51), Anthony Wordsworth; John Martin, Phoenix Patterson.

Subs not used: Kyle Cooke, George Forrest, Jeremie Milambo, Jamal Dupree, Callum Stringer.

Booked: Darragh Power (7), John Martin (23), Cameron Evans (70), Jack Stafford (91)

Derry City: Nathan Gartside; Cameron McJannet, Ciaran Coll (William Fitzgerald), Eoin Toal (c), Daniel Lafferty (Patrick Ferry), Joe Thompson, Jack Malone, Ronan Boyce (Jamie McGonigle), Junior, Evan Mclaughlin (Bastian Hery 46), James Akintunde.

Subs not used: Jack Lemoignan, Marc McChrystal, Michael Harris,Darren Cole

Booked: Eoin Toal (55).

Referee: Graham Kelly

Attendance: 1,629

Extratime.com Player of the Match: Niall O’ Keeffe (Waterford).

LApril 18, 2022
Waterford 1 - 2 Cork
WApril 22, 2022
Wexford 0 - 2 Waterford
WMay 2, 2022
Waterford 1 - 0 Athlone
WMay 6, 2022
Bray 1 - 4 Waterford
WMay 13, 2022
Waterford 4 - 2 Cobh
Paul Martin 22
Jack Stafford 19
Booked: 91'
Darragh Power 2
Booked: 7'
12Subbed Off: Kyle Ferguson 12'
Greg Halford 20
Scored: 39'
Cameron Evans 3
Booked: 70'
Ronaldo Romario Green 16
65Subbed Off: Shane Griffin 65'
Niall O'Keeffe 4
Anthony Wordsworth 40
Junior Quitirna 11
Scored: 3'
51Subbed Off: Isaac Tshipamba 51'
Phoenix Patterson 44
John Martin 12
Booked: 23'

Isaac Tshipamba 21
51Subbed On: Junior Quitirna 51'
Callum Stringer 18
Jeremie Milambo 15
Shane Griffin 7
65Subbed On: Ronaldo Romario Green 65'
George Forrest 5
Kyle Ferguson 6
12Subbed On: Darragh Power 12'
Jamal Dupree
Kyle Cooke 30
Derry City
WApril 22, 2022
Derry 7 - 1 UCD
WApril 29, 2022
St. Pats 0 - 4 Derry
DMay 6, 2022
Derry 1 - 1 Bohs
DMay 9, 2022
Derry 0 - 0 St. Pats
LMay 13, 2022
Shamrock R 1 - 0 Derry
1 Nathan Gartside
17 Cameron McJannet
Scored: 93'
3 Ciaran Coll
Defender 58'
58Subbed Off: Gerard Storey 58'
59Subbed Off: William Fitzgerald 59'
6 Eoin Toal
Booked: 55'
8 Joe Thomson
25 Evan McLaughlin
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Bastien Hery 46'
29 Jack Malone
24 Daniel Lafferty
Scored: 30'
84Subbed Off: Patrick Ferry 84'
2 Ronan Boyce
49Subbed On: 49'
11 James Akintunde

21 Gerard Storey
Midfield 58'
58Subbed On: Ciaran Coll 58'
9 Jamie McGonigle
Forward 49'
49Subbed Off: Ronan Boyce 49'
24 Mark McChrystal
30 Jack Lemoignan
Bastien Hery
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Evan McLaughlin 46'
33 Michael Harris
7 William Fitzgerald
Midfield 59'
59Subbed On: Ciaran Coll 59'
31 Patrick Ferry
Forward 84'
84Subbed On: Daniel Lafferty 84'
20 Darren Cole


Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 6:15 p.m. Nov. 2, 2021

Venue: RSC

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown