The Waterford team who took on Carlow in their Div.4 Allianz National Football League match in Fraher Field. Photo: Sean Byrne.
Saturday next – Fraher Field 5p.m. Allianz N.F.L. Div. 4 Waterford V London
Waterford will be hoping to continue the good vein of form that has seen them score a big away win over Sligo ahead of their draw with Carlow in Fraher Field last time out when they face London in Fraher Field on Saturday.
The last meeting between the teams was in Ruislip last year when Waterford came away with an impressive 2-9 to 0-7 victory and the previous year Waterford scored a two point win at the same venue. London are bottom of the table, pointless after five games with Waterford just one place above them on three points. A win for the home side on Saturday could see Waterford climbing a place with one game left to play away to promotion chasing Antrim.
Waterford have not enjoyed the best of luck in this league campaign and could easily have taken points at home to Limerick and Wexford which would have put them in the mix for promotion. It is all part of the learning process for this young side at this stage and a second league win on Saturday would maintain the upward curve that has been evident in recent games. They are an honest bunch of players who are giving their all and have the potential to improve with every game.
London will be desperate to turn their season around and will see this as the game in which to do it. Their best performance to date was in running Limerick to a single point in Limerick so clearly, they are capable of coming up with a big performance on a given day. Consistency has been the problem for Waterford football teams in recent years and with young players such as Conor Murray, Brian Lynch, Dylan Guiry, Darragh Corcoran, Stephen Curry, Robbie Flynn and Donie Fitzgerald producing big performances recently it is important that they maintain that level going into the championship.
Once again we would ask the football club supporters to come out on Saturday and give these players the support they deserve.