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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 30, 2021
Venue: RSC
0 - 3
FT

Scored: 25'
- Andy Boyle 25'

Peno Scored: 43'
- Chris Shields 43'

Scored: 46'
- Michael Duffy 46'


League Preview: Waterford -v- Dundalk

Fri, Apr 30 2021

Daniel Kelly will make his return to the squad this weekend after a recent injury Credit: Michael P Ryan

WATERFORD

Kevin Sheedy’s Waterford will be looking to build on their first win of the season last weekend at home to Longford when they welcome Dundalk to the RSC on Friday night (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

The Blues pounced on a Joe Gorman mistake from Longford last weekend as Prince Mutswunguma grabbed the winner.

However, they did have to play most of the game with ten-men, as Kyle Ferguson was dismissed with half an hour of the game to play.

But that did not deter the Blues who eased to victory over a dismal Longford.

Saying that, Dundalk will be a different test for Waterford, and they are likely to have a number of players out missing for the game.

Daryl Murphy, Isaac Tshipamba, Eric Molloy and Cian Kavanagh are all injured, while Oscar Brennan is expected to miss out again.

Shane Griffin is a doubt and Kyle Ferguson is also suspended.

DUNDALK

After picking up their first win of the season, Dundalk will be hoping to secure their second win on the spin when they take on Waterford at the RSC.

The Lilywhites lost upon their last visit to the South-East – and they will be looking to right that wrong on Friday evening.

“We have two big away games this weekend with Waterford up first and then Longford,” Dundalk interim boss Jim Magilton said.

“We want to build on the good result that we got against Drogheda last week.
“I know Kevin Sheedy and Mike Newell well. They will set up the team to win the match and we are expecting a tough game but we are focusing on ourselves, we are focusing on the positives and on building our confidence.”

Daniel Kelly returns to the squad after a spell on the sidelines, but Patrick Hoban and Sonni Nattestad are out while Brian Gartland remains a long-term absentee.

Referee: Derek Tomney.

 

MATCH STATS

Dundalk lost on their last visit to the RSC by a goal to nil, with the then Fran Rockett managed side clinching what looked to be a pivotal win in their quest for European football.

BETTING

Waterford 13/2; Draw 16/15; Dundalk 4/11.

PREDICTION

Waterford 0 - 3 Dundalk

 

Waterford

Injured: Oscar Brennan, Daryl Murphy, Isaac Tshipamba, Eric Molloy, Cian Kavanagh.

Doubtful: Shane Griffin.

Suspended: Kyle Ferguson.

 

Dundalk

Injured: Sonni Nattestad, Brian Gartland, Patrick Hoban.

Doubtful: Daniel Kelly.

Suspended: None.


Waterford
Paul Martin 30
Goalkeeper
Cameron Evans 3
Booked: 69'
Defender
Jamie Mascoll 15
Defender
Darragh Power 2
Defender
Katlego Mashigo 16
Midfielder
Niall O'Keeffe 14
Midfielder
Adam O'Reilly 8
Midfielder
Tunmise Sobowale 18
Midfielder
James Waite 11
Booked: 88'
Midfielder
John Martin 12
Forward
Prince Mutswunguma 23
Forward

Substitutes
Josh Collins 5
Defender
Kyle Cooke 30
Goalkeeper
Jack Stafford 19
Defender
Dundalk
14 Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
23 Cameron Dummigan
Defender
21 Daniel Cleary
Defender
4 Andy Boyle
Defender
Scored: 25'
5 Chris Shields ©
Midfielder
Peno Scored: 43'
11 Patrick McEleney
Midfielder
13 Raivis Jurkovskis
Midfielder
Booked: 59'
7 Michael Duffy
Midfielder
Scored: 46'
19 Wilfried Zahibo
Midfielder
Booked: 65'
72'
72Subbed Off: Greg Sloggett 72'
17 Ole Erik Midtskogen
Forward 66'
66Subbed Off: Sean Murray 66'
29 David McMillan
Forward 32'
32Subbed Off: Junior 32'

Substitutes
10 Greg Sloggett
Midfield 72'
72Subbed On: Wilfried Zahibo 72'
90 Jesus Perez
Forward
20 Junior
Forward 32'
32Subbed On: David McMillan 32'
28 Ryan O'Kane
Midfield
16 Sean Murray
Midfield 66'
66Subbed On: Ole Erik Midtskogen 66'
Mark Hanratty
Midfield
Enda Douglas
Defender
25 Val Adedokun
Forward
1 Alessio Abibi
Goalkeeper