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Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020
Venue: Richmond Park
Att: 2,807

Scored: 49'
- Kevin O'Connor 49'

Live Updates for St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Waterford

Updates by Andrew Dempsey

90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between St. Patrick's Athletic and Waterford.

And Waterford just about hold out to secure their third win on the spin at Richmond Park. Andrew Dempsey over and out here at Richmond - Macdara will have his report online at some stage this evening and keep your eye for some post-match reaction over the weekend

90' + 4'

Tyreke Wilson is adjudged to have been fouled by the referee, and that may be that..

90' + 2'

Pats are one again wasteful in the attacking third, as Waterford begin to take up some valuable seconds. This is nearly it! 

90'

There will be four added minutes 

88'

Calls for a Pats spot-kick fall on deaf ears, and to the amazement of the home crowd - Waterford win a free-kick seconds after. Can Waterford hold out? 

86'

Billy King gets free on the left flank, Andre Burley mops up the danger well as the Saints begin to pepper the Waterford goal once more! Is there a twist in the tail here? 

83'

BRIAN MURPHY WHAT A SAVE! 

Chris Forrester goes oh so close to levelling the game but Murphy saves well, much to the relief of the Waterford bench. We now have a brief break in the play

81'

Yellow Card

Kevin O'Connor is booked for Waterford.

80'

Robbie Benson tries to make up for his earlier passback, but he shoots straight at Brian Murphy in the Waterford goal. 

79'

Substitution

Darragh Power replaces Matty Smith for Waterford.

78'

Substitution

James Doona replaces Dean Clarke for St. Patrick's Athletic.

76'

SO CLOSE! 

Ronan Hale's header at the back post is headed off the line by Tyreke Wilson as the ramp up the pressure ahead of the final 15 of the game! 

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73'

The attendance ar Richmond this evening is 2,807 

72'

And all of a sudden, we have gone deathly quiet here at Richmond Park - Will Pats level? Or will teh Blues extend their lead? We shall soon find out

69'

Free Kick

Waterford have won a free kick. Ali Coote will take it.

67'

Substitution

Ronan Hale replaces Jamie Lennon for St. Patrick's Athletic.

66'

Billy King turns in,and then out to cross into the box but Saints captain Ian Bermingham fails to make the most out of the opportunity, heading over the bar 

65'

Another short pass - This time from Luke McNally - But Michael O'Connor is not quick enough to get on the end of it as Pats hold frim

62'

And the Saints fans around us in the press box are not one bit pleased with the recent decisions of Sean Grant, as is Stephen O'Donnell

61'

And in the midst of all the madness there - Feely was brought down, and despite calls for a penalty, nothing comes of it.. 

59'

KIng's corner is met by a Saints head - TBC - Feely I'm told - forcing a top class save from Brian Murhy who is certainly earning his crust tonight

59'

Corner Kick

St. Patrick's Athletic have won a corner kick. Robbie Benson will take it.

58'

Yellow Card

Rory Feely is booked for St. Patrick's Athletic.

55'

Substitution

Chris Forrester replaces Jason McClelland for St. Patrick's Athletic.

51'

PATS ALMOST HIT BACK! 

Ian Bermingham crosses into the box to find Dean Clarke but Brian Murphy gets down well to save! Still 1-0 Waterford

49'

ASSIST!

Matty Smith provided the assist.

49'

ASSIST!

Matty Smith provided the assist.

49'

GOAL!

Kevin O'Connor scores for Waterford.

Disaster for the hosts as Kevin O'Connor puts the visitors one goal ahead. Matty Smith latches onto a misplaced pass back from Rory Feely to find O'Connor who makes no mistake from insidde the penalty area! 

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between St. Patrick's Athletic and Waterford has started.

46'

45' + 1'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between St. Patrick's Athletic and Waterford.

Not an awful lot to say about the first-half there - Two yellow cards and very few chances as both side's wait for the breakthrough 

45'

There will be one minute of added time...

45'

After going on a searching run, Rory Feely fires over the bar - much to the relief of Waterford keeper Brian Murphy

43'

Maybe a slight call for a penalty? Dean Clarke remais on his feet despite a bit of pressue being forced on the ex-UCD winger to go down. If he went down who knows what may have happened there...

38'

Niall Quinn is in the house this evening - He is sitting in the back row of the Directors Box as Martin Rennie's feeble effort is easily saved by Murphy in the Waterford goal

36'

Free Kick

Waterford have won a free kick. Tyreke Wilson will take it.

34'

And for the eagle eyed observers - it appears as if John Cotter is in Waterford dug-out this evening - I think at least 

32'

SO SO CLOSE! 

Almost a superb opener for the hosts through Dean Clarke! Clarke tries to lift the ball over the head of Brian Murphy after Brendan Clarke's goal-kick fell into his path. What a way that would have been to open the scoring in the 2020 Premier Division,

31'

SO SO CLOSE! 

Almost a superb opener for the hosts through Dean Clarke! Clarke tries to lift the ball over the head of Brian Murphy after Brendan Clarke's goal-kick fell into his path. What a way that would have been to open the scoring the Premier Division scoring in 2020

30'

Corner Kick

St. Patrick's Athletic have won a corner kick. Robbie Benson will take it.

29'

A Jason McClelland pass to Ian Bermingham fails to find the left-back, somewhat typifying the opening half hour of the game to be fair

27'

The Athletic have failed to beat Waterford in their previous two attempts at Richmond Park – with Alan Reynolds’ side racking up six points from a possible six on their last two trips to Inchicore. 

23'

Good play from Pats as Rory Feely sends a long ball down the right, but the resulting cross is well cleared by the Waterford defence in the end. The Saints have not shown an awful lot tonight so far

20'

Ali Coote forces a routine save from Saints keeper Brendan Clarke - after some good Waterford play saw the x-Brentford B star find the space to shoot 

19'

There is a reasonable enough attendance inside Richmond Park this evening - as expected for the opening night of the season. Waterford are edging this one slightly at the moment

16'

Corner Kick

St. Patrick's Athletic have won a corner kick. Robbie Benson will take it.

15'

SO CLOSE! 

Waterford almost take the lead through the head of Michael O'Connor - but his looping header off Kevin O'Connor's cross goes over the bar...

12'

Corner Kick

Waterford have won a corner kick. Ali Coote will take it.

11'

Free Kick

St. Patrick's Athletic have won a free kick. Billy King will take it.

8'

A poor set-piece routine from the Saints ends up breaking down into nothing after Scott Allardice chopped down Dean Clarke - Even stevens here thus far...

8'

Free Kick

St. Patrick's Athletic have won a free kick. Jason McClelland will take it.

7'

Yellow Card

Scott Allardice is booked for Waterford.

4'

Good chance out of absolutely nothing for the visitors. Waterford break through Matty Smith, and Tyreke Wilson crosses the ball into the box but the ball somehow creep away from danger. Saints hearts began to fluther ever so slightly there..

4'

Yellow Card

Jamie Lennon is booked for St. Patrick's Athletic.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between St. Patrick's Athletic and Waterford has kicked off.

0'

There has been a late change for the hosts. Dean Clarke is in for Darragh Markey, while Jake Walker comes onto the bench. The teams are now out on the pitch... 

0'

We are fast approaching kick-off at Richmond Park - Predictions anyone? If so, you can get me on @AndrewDempsey98 or @ExtratimeNews on Twitter! 

We are back in action now! 

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And here is the off-season transfer list for the visitors Waterford 

IN
Sam Bone (Shamrock Rovers), Scott Allardice (Bohemians), Graham Cummins (Cork City), Tadgh Ryan (Cork City), Kevin O'Connor (Preston North End - Loan), Michael O'Connor (Linfield - Loan), Robbie McCourt (Tolka Rovers), Ali Cootes (Brentford B), Matty Smith (Dundee United), 
Tyreke Wilson (Manchester City), Brian Murphy (Cardiff City)

OUT
Rory Feely (St Patrick’s Athletic), Shane Duggan (Galway United), JJ Lunney (Bohemians)
Zack Elbouzedi (Lincoln City), Dean O’Halloran (Galway United), Cory Galvin (Cork City), Georgie Poynton (Shelbourne), Rob Slevin (Cork City), Colm Whelan (UCD), Kenny Browne (Retired

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And here are the off-season transfer lists for the hosts St Patrick's Athletic

ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC
 
IN
Jason McClelland (UCD), Conor Kearns (UCD), Rory Feely (Waterford), Robbie Benson (Dundalk), Shane Griffin (Cork City), Dan Ward (Spennymoor Town), Billy King (Morton), Martin Rennie (Montrose), Oliver Younger (Burnley - Loan)
 
OUT
Kevin Toner (Kilmore Celtic), Glen McAuley (Bohemians), Conor Clifford (Derry City), David Webster (Finn Harps), Cian Coleman (Cork City), Mikey Drennan (Unattached), Rhys McCabe (Brechin City)

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The Athletic have failed to beat Waterford in their previous two attempts at Richmond Park – with Alan Reynolds’ side racking up six points from a possible six on their last two trips to Inchicore. 

The Blues last win away win coincidentally came at Richmond Park in October of 2019, as Michael O’Connor netted twice for the Munster side.

Meanwhile, this clash will see a number of new Saints take to the Richmond field for the first time in a competitive outing as a Pats player – with Jay McClelland, Conor Kearns ad Robbie Benson all looking to make their debuts.

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Good evening folks and welcome to Extratime.ie's live updates of St Patrick's Athletic league opener against Waterford FC here at Richmond Park. 

Andrew Dempsey here on duty with Macdara Ferris - I will be on updates, while Macdara will be on report.. 

Team news to come soon! 



Photo Gallery for St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Waterford



St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke 26
Goalkeeper
Lee Desmond 5
Defender
© Ian Bermingham 3
Defender
Luke McNally 14
Defender
Rory Feely 2
58Booked: 58'
Midfielder
Dean Clarke 11
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Midfielder
Robbie Benson 7
Midfielder
Billy King 15
Midfielder
Jamie Lennon 6
4Booked: 4'
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Midfielder
Jason McClelland 16
55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Midfielder
Martin Rennie 9
Forward

Substitutes
Ronan Hale 10
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
Forward
Chris Forrester 19
55'
55Subbed On: 55'
Midfield
James Doona 22
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Midfield
Conor Kearns 25
Goalkeeper
Jake Walker 18
Forward
Dan Ward 4
Midfield
Ollie Younger 12
Defender
Waterford
25 Brian Murphy
Goalkeeper
5 Andre Burley
Defender
4 Sam Bone
Defender
14 Kevin O'Connor
Defender
49Scored: 49'
81Booked: 81'
3 Tyreke Wilson
Defender
18 Robbie McCourt
Midfielder
8 Ali Coote
Midfielder
6 Scott Allardice
Midfielder
7Booked: 7'
2 Akin Odimayo
Midfielder
11 Matty Smith
Midfielder 79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
9 Michael O'Connor ©
Forward

Substitutes
12 John Martin
Forward
23 Shane Griffin
Midfield
20 Graham Cummins
Defender
35 Niall O'Keeffe
Midfield
16 Darragh Power
Defender
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
1 Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
15 Dean Walsh
Forward