Waterford United 3; Mervue United 0
Waterford United got the second half of the season off to a flying start at the RSC on Friday night last. Before the break Salthill Devon were hammered 8-0 by the Blues and on this occasion it was another Galway outfit, Mervue United, who felt the full force of Waterford’s attacking power.
The team showed three changes from the previous league game. In came Paul Murphy for his full debut at centre forward, and Michael Coady, the left fullback signed from Carrick United, also made his debut. Alan Carey returned to play at right full following his injury. Out went Willie John Kiely, Paul Carey and Kevin Waters. Paul Murphy, who scored against Salthill Devon when he came on as a late sub, really impressed in this game with his strong running up front and he got in on the goalscoring act once again.
Coady looked like a player who had been playing League of Ireland football for years, and not playing his first ever game at this level.
The game should have been out to bed at half-time because Waterford dominated the opening 45 minuets and they would not have been
flattered to be leading four or five nil. It took a crazy OG early in the second half to open the scoring and from then on there was only going to be one winner.
With Derry City dropping two points at home to Longford Town it proved to be an ideal evening for the Blues, and now the gap has been cut to just five points at the top of the table.
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