Blue Monday – 10 men Waterford fall at home to Shamrock Rovers
Luck seems to be against Waterford FC at the moment. An own goal followed by a second goal within a minute of having a man sent off was enough to do the Blues at the RSC last night.
To Waterford’s credit, the ten men dug in and ensured Shamrock Rovers did not score again, a full 70 minutes of football.
The game had barely started and Waterford were already picking the ball out of the back of the net, an own goal by Akin Odimayo saw the Dublin giants take a fortunate lead.
Seconds later Andre Burley picked up his first yellow card. Ten minutes later he picked up his second and was off to the line.
A goal down and a man down, worse was to come for the Blues from the resultant free kick. The free saw a decent ball floated into the box from the right wing was cleared, but broke to Rover’s debutant Rhys Marshall curled a beaut in from outside the box.
And that was the end of the scoring. Waterford did well to shut up shop but couldn’t really get a foot in the game and Rovers and their fans travelled back up the M9 with all three points.
Waterford FC travel to Sligo Rovers this Saturday night in a match where the three points at this point of the season could already be vital.