Mervue United 1; Waterford United 6
Playing their second game in six days in Galway, Waterford United put the disappointment of been held to a draw by Salthill Devon the previous Saturday well and truly behind them by hammering Mervue United in Terryland Park on Friday last.
Just as they did against Salthill, the Blues scored after only two minutes of play but unlike the previous game they went on to take all the points on offer in brilliant style. Willie John Kiely scored his first ever hat-trick for the club, and he became the first Waterford United player to achieve that aim away from home since Vinny Sullivan netted three against Everton of Cork in the FAI Cup back in 2003.
This victory has moved Stephen Henderson’s charges to within four points of the joint leaders Derry City and Monaghan United and with Limerick at home this week, followed by a visit to Monaghan the following week this result could not have come at a better time.
Had they taken all of the chances that came their way, especially in the final ten minutes Waterford could have racked up a cricket score. Kiely was the star of the show and the flying An Post employee from Abbeyside knocked the idea that the postman only knocks twice on the head. John Kearney also turned in a superb shift and this was by far his best ever game in a blue shirt.
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