1 - 0
FT

Prince Mutswunguma 8' -
Scored: 8'


Kyle Ferguson 59' -
Red: 59'



League Preview: Waterford -v- Longford Town

Sat, Apr 24 2021

WATERFORD

Waterford will be looking to right the wrongs of their defeat away to St Patrick’s Athletic on Saturday evening as they welcome Longford Town to the RSC (kick-off is at 6pm).

The Blues were easily defeated in Inchicore last time out, being undone by a Darragh Burns deflected effort on goal.

While they remained competitive, Kevin Sheedy’s side failed to create anything of note during the game.

The best they could conjure up was two long-range strikes from Adam O’Reilly that was easily saved by Viteslav Jaros.

Saying that, it was the days after that proved to be the more eventful at the club – with the Blues forced into issuing a statement denying that their management team had left the club.

The statement was released after reports emerged in local media in Waterford that Sheedy and his number two Mike Newell had left the club.

However, that was not the case – and the two will be in charge of Waterford come this evening’s kick-off time.

Waterford have not issued any team news at time of writing.

LONGFORD TOWN

Longford Town will be hoping to rack up their second victory of the season when they visit Waterford at the RSC this evening.

Following Tuesday’s scoreless draw away to Finn Harps, De Town will be hoping to pick up another three points in their quest to stay up in the top-flight.

Waterford – who many expect to be battling it out with De Town to stay up – are the hosts, as Daire Doyle’s charges are looking to find the results their performances deserve.

The Red and Black have not won at the RSC since 2016 – and are winless against Waterford in their current guise, Waterford FC. That win in 2016 was against Waterford United.

Their last league meeting came in 2017, as Waterford lifted the First Division title, a game where Aodh Dervin made his Longford Town debut under then manager Neale Fenn.

Longford have yet to issue team news but are expected to have the same options available as they have had in the last couple of weeks.

Referee: Neil Doyle.

 

MATCH STATS

Longford Town have failed to record a victory over Waterford in their previous four attempts – losing three and drawing once against the Blues since 2017.

Each of Waterford’s last eight games has been settled by a single goal – and they have only won twice during that timeframe.

Longford Town have yet to win away from home in the Premier Division this season – but they can be buoyed following some impressive performances away to Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians.

BETTING

Waterford 9/5; Draw 21/10; Longford Town 7/5.

PREDICTION

Waterford 0 - 2 Longford Town

 

Waterford

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

 

Longford Town

Injured: Dean Byrne, Dean Zambra, Aaron McNally, Callum Warfield.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Waterford
WSept. 24, 2021
Waterford 1 - 0 Drogheda
DOct. 2, 2021
Sligo 1 - 1 Waterford
WOct. 15, 2021
Waterford 4 - 1 Harps
LOct. 22, 2021
Bohs 1 - 0 Waterford
WOct. 25, 2021
Bohs 1 - 2 Waterford
Paul Martin 30
Goalkeeper
Darragh Power 2
Defender
Jamie Mascoll 15
Defender
Kyle Ferguson 6
Sent Off: 59'
Defender
Cameron Evans 3
Defender
Tunmise Sobowale 18
Midfielder
Adam O'Reilly 8
Midfielder
Niall O'Keeffe 14
Midfielder
John Martin 12
Midfielder
James Waite 11
65'
65Subbed Off: Katlego Mashigo 65'
Midfielder
Prince Mutswunguma 23
Scored: 8'
Booked: 22'
69'
69Subbed Off: Josh Collins 69'
Forward

Substitutes
Jack Stafford 19
Defender
Sam Morrissey 25
Defender
Katlego Mashigo 16
65'
65Subbed On: James Waite 65'
Booked: 75'
Midfield
Ivan Homoki 27
Midfield
Shane Griffin 7
Midfield
Kyle Cooke 30
Goalkeeper
Matthew Connor 13
Goalkeeper
Josh Collins 5
69'
69Subbed On: Prince Mutswunguma 69'
Defender
Callum Stringer 26
Unknown
Longford
WSept. 11, 2021
Longford 1 - 0 Dundalk
LSept. 24, 2021
Derry 3 - 0 Longford
LOct. 2, 2021
Longford 1 - 4 Bohs
LOct. 15, 2021
Drogheda 2 - 0 Longford
LOct. 23, 2021
Longford 0 - 1 Shamrock R
30 Michael Kelly
Goalkeeper
3 Patrick Kirk
Defender
32 Joe Gorman
Defender
Booked: 53'
2 Shane Elworthy
Defender 56'
56Subbed Off: Callum Thompson 56'
12 Aaron O'Driscoll
Defender 76'
76Subbed Off: Sam Verdon 76'
7 Dylan Grimes
Midfielder
16 Aodh Dervin
Midfielder
19 Karl Chambers
Midfielder
14 Aaron Bolger
Midfielder
4 Aaron Robinson
Midfielder
8 Rob Manley
Forward

Substitutes
22 Joseph Manley
Defender
9 Aaron Dobbs
Forward
25 Conor Davis
Forward
20 Dean Byrne
Forward
5 Michael McDonnell
Midfield
17 Matthew O'Brien
Midfield
1 Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
11 Callum Thompson
Midfield 56'
56Subbed On: Shane Elworthy 56'
10 Sam Verdon
Forward 76'
76Subbed On: Aaron O'Driscoll 76'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 6 p.m. April 24, 2021

Venue: RSC

Referee: Neil Doyle

Attendance: Unknown

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