Saturday, May 07, 2022

Bray Wanderers 1

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Waterford FC 4

SSE Airtricity First Division

Waterford FC left the Carlisle Grounds in singing voice as they secured a 4-1 win over Bray Wanderers in their SSE Airtricity First Division clash as an injury time brace from Louis Britton steered the Blues to a deserved victory.
It was a stunning goal that gave Waterford the breakthrough goal on 23 minutes when Kilian Cantwell’s ball into the danger area saw Louis Britton flick the ball out to the left for Phoenix Patterson, who cut inside brilliantly before rifling an unstoppable effort to the top far corner past a helpless McGuinness.
After Louis Britton had a glorious chance to double the lead for the Blues on 53 minutes when he raced clear with keeper McGuinness only to be denied by the netminder, the Blues did extend their advantage sixty seconds later.
Eddie Nolan was the man that picked out to the run of Shane Griffin out on the left-side of the penalty area, and he cut past two Bray Wanderers before drilling a right-footed shot past a helpless Stephen McGuinness from 16 yards for his first league goal of the season.
The hosts ensured a grandstand finish when pulling a goal back on 87 minutes when Eoin McPhilips whipped over a right-wing corner kick to the back post where Kevin Knight powered a close-range header past Brian Murphy before Murphy saved from Darragh Lynch a minute later as the hosts pressed for an equaliser.
But it was Waterford that done a Real Madrid and Tramore AFC in injury time when regained their two goal advantage in second half injury time through Louis Britton. The Bristol City loanee raced onto a through ball down the left side from Nigel Aris, before cutting in brilliantly from the left to beat McGuinness before the same player added a fourth in second half injury time after a pass from Eddie Nolan.

  • Full report, reaction, and pictures in Tuesday’s Waterford News & Star

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