St Joseph’s 2; Kilmacthomas 0
St Joseph’s, Waterford oldest club, strolled into Round 2 with a facile win over Kilmacthomas on Sunday morning last. The game was played at their new home ground at the Waterford City Council Complex in St John’s Park. The cold wind and lashing rain was not ideal for watching a football game but nevertheless it proved rather enjoyable as St Joseph’s played some decent football at times.
They have signed some new players, including Anthony O’Rourke from Southend United and Mark Rockett from Tramore Rangers and they do look a very useful Division 1 A team indeed. Kilmacthoms also play in that grade and they have got off to a decent start themselves but they never got into their stride in this contest. St Joseph’s took the lead after 13 minutes when Anthony O’Rourke crossed from the left to Tony Quinlan and he drilled the ball low past the Kilmacthoms goalkeeper Anthony Power from the edge of the penalty area.
The Saints wrapped up the game 5 minutes into the second period when O’Rourke picked out Patrick Bowe with a delightful cross from the left and Bowe scored with a very clever glancing header. St Joseph’s will now play Tramore in the next round.
St Joseph’s: Ruari Sheridan, Noel Flynn, Shane O’Brien, David Murphy, Tony Quinlan, James Manning, Mark Rockett, Anthony O’Rourke, Patrick Bowe, Clive Power, Paul Butler. Subs: Brian Sheridan for Rockett (62 mins)m Kieran Egan for O’Rourke (71 mins).
Kilmacthomas: Anthony Power, Niall Barry, Pat Mulhearne, Joe Veale, Trevor Cleary, John Cleary, Gary O’Donnell, Anthony Power, David Power, Kealon Kersey, Anthony Hubbard. Sub: Martin Coffey for O’Donnell (56 mins).
Referee: Paul O’Keeffe.