4 - 1

John Martin 35' -
Scored: 35'

Cameron Evans 57' -
Scored: 57'

John Martin 62' -
Scored: 62'

Phoenix Patterson 82' -
Scored: 82'

Scored: 85'
- Adam Buckley 85'

FAI Cup Report: Waterford 4 – 1 Kilnamanagh

Fri, Aug 27 2021

Action from the RSC Credit: Hugh de Paor

Simon O’Gorman reports from the RSC

Waterford booked their place in the FAI Cup quarter-finals on Friday evening when they put four goals past Leinster Senior League side Kilnamanagh who managed one late reply through substitute Adam Buckley.

As Cup ties go, you would have to say that this was one of the less dramatic varieties. The Blues were always in control of the game, bossing possession and never looking like being upset by their Leinster Senior League opponents.

They started well with Isaac Tshipamba clattering a shot off the Kilnamanagh crossbar in the seventh minute but for all their comfort on the ball Waterford struggled to turn their dominance into efforts on goal.

Indeed, Kilnamanagh’s Brian Connaughton was presented with an opening on nine minutes that the midfielder, who was excellent throughout the game, made rather a mess of. He scuffed a weak shot off Blues defender Darragh Power when he should have tested Matt Connor in the Waterford goal.

As the first half progressed a pattern emerged. Waterford would pass the ball well before shooting harmlessly from distance while Kilnamanagh would defend as best they could before breaking forwards only to lose the ball due to a lack of either fitness or finesse.

When the opening goal came, ten minutes before the break, there was no surprise that it was Waterford who scored it. Phoenix Patterson, Waterford’s most lively performer, took a shot from the edge of the area that Karl Coleman in the visitors’ goal could only parry into the path of John Martin who finished clinically.

Four minutes later Kilnamanagh were a hair’s breadth away from equalising when Sean Byrne’s corner from the right was headed off the Blues’ crossbar by Connaughton. But the LSL team trailed at the break and when the second half came around it was a case of ‘more of the same’, with the first half patterns of play being repeated.

Waterford continued to dominate but there seemed little threat of a goal when, on 57 minutes, the ball came to Cameron Evans 25 yards from goal. The midfielder took a touch and then blasted a low drive into the bottom left hand corner of the Kilnamanagh goal.

At 2-0 down there seemed little hope of a revival by the Dublin side and just after the hour mark John Martin scored his second of the evening to put the result beyond doubt. Darragh Power flung over a cross from the right that Martin met at the back post only having to stick out a leg to divert it over the goal-line.

A flurry of substitutions followed from both sides and while the outcome of the game had already been decided Kilnamanagh continued to battle. Substitute Adam Buckley hit the Waterford bar on 81 minutes before Waterford added a cruel fourth a minute later when Patterson guided an exquisite free kick over the wall and into the corner of the goal.

Still Kilnamanagh fought on, and on 85 minutes they claimed their reward, Buckley touching a through ball past Connor to put themselves deservedly on the scoresheet.

There was never any real threat to Waterford’s progression to the quarter-final draw but credit where it’s due to Keith Foy’s Kilnamanagh side who never lay down and battled to the end.

Waterford: Matt Connor; Darragh Power (Greg Halford 77), Kyle Ferguson (George Forrest 69), Eddie Nolan, Jack Stafford (Jeremie Milambo 69); Isaac Tshipamba, Cameron Evans, Phoenix Patterson, John Martin (Max Hutchison 77); Prince Mutswunguma; Cian Kavanagh (Jamal Dupree 77).

Subs Not Used: Kye Cooke (gk).

Booked: Isaac Tshipamba (48).

Kilnamanagh: Karl Coleman; Karl Russell, Gavin Kavanagh (David Nolan 61), Conor Kenna (Adam Buckley 72), Andrew McGovern; Ciaran O’Sullivan, Alan Curry (David OBrien 72), David Dowling (Keith ONeill 63), Brian Connaughton; Sean Byrne; Anthony Hanevy (Darragh Deegan 72).

Subs Not Used: Paraic Kelly, Shane Maguire, Calum Foy, Luke O’Reilly.

Booked: David Dowling (18), Karl Russell (22), David O’Brien (82), Sean Byrne (90).

Referee: Robert Hennessy

Attendance: 552

Extratime Player of the Match: Phoenix Patterson (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
Matthew Connor 13
Kyle Ferguson 6
69Subbed Off: George Forrest 69'
Eddie Nolan 46
Darragh Power 2
77Subbed Off: Greg Halford 77'
Jack Stafford 19
69Subbed Off: Jeremie Milambo 69'
Cameron Evans 3
Scored: 57'
John Martin 12
Scored: 35'
Scored: 62'
77Subbed Off: Max Hutchison 77'
Phoenix Patterson 44
Scored: 82'
Isaac Tshipamba 21
Booked: 48'
Cian Kavanagh 10
77Subbed Off: Jamal Dupree 77'
Prince Mutswunguma 23

Kyle Cooke 30
Jamal Dupree
77Subbed On: Cian Kavanagh 77'
George Forrest 5
69Subbed On: Kyle Ferguson 69'
Greg Halford 20
77Subbed On: Darragh Power 77'
Max Hutchison 17
77Subbed On: John Martin 77'
Jeremie Milambo 15
69Subbed On: Jack Stafford 69'
WFeb. 16, 2020
Kilnamanagh 2 - 1 Cockhill
LFeb. 23, 2020
Killester Donnycarney 2 - 1 Kilnamanagh
WJuly 11, 2021
Kilnamanagh 5 - 0 HFM
WJuly 23, 2021
St. Kevin's Boys 1 - 4 Kilnamanagh
LAug. 27, 2021
Waterford 4 - 1 Kilnamanagh
Karl Coleman
Andrew McGovern
Conor Kenna
Defender 72'
72Subbed Off: Adam Buckley 72'
Gavin Kavanagh
Defender 61'
61Subbed Off: David Nolan 61'
Karl Russell
Booked: 22'
David Dowling
Booked: 18'
63Subbed Off: Keith O'Neill 63'
Alan Curry
Midfielder 72'
72Subbed Off: David O'Brien 72'
Brian Connaughton
Sean Byrne
Booked: 90'
Ciaran O’Sullivan
Anthony Hanevy
Forward 72'
72Subbed Off: Darragh Deegan 72'

David O'Brien
Unknown 72'
72Subbed On: Alan Curry 72'
Booked: 82'
David Nolan
Midfield 61'
61Subbed On: Gavin Kavanagh 61'
Shane Maguire
Paraic Kelly
Calum Foy
Darragh Deegan
Unknown 72'
72Subbed On: Anthony Hanevy 72'
Adam Buckley
Forward 72'
72Subbed On: Conor Kenna 72'
Scored: 85'
Keith O'Neill
Midfield 63'
63Subbed On: David Dowling 63'
Luke O'Reilly


Competition: 2021 FAI Cup Second Round

Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 27, 2021

Venue: RSC

Referee: Robert Hennessy

Attendance: Unknown