Waterford United 1; Wexford Youths 0
Stephen Henderson, the Waterford United manager took charge of the team for the 80th time on Friday night last in this South East derby against Wexford Youths at the RSC and he watched his charges win a rough and tumble contest which saw two Waterford players receive their marching orders in the second half.
The victory chalked up 50 victories for the Blues boss and it also keeps this side hot on the heels of Derry, Monaghan and Limerick. Derry have 50 points, Monaghan and Limerick have 43 and then come Waterford on 41. Shelbourne and Cork City are just behind the Blues and the race for promotion is really hotting up.
Michael Coady and Paul Murphy were the players to receive red cards from referee Stuart Templeman and as a result both will now miss this Friday’s away game in Turners Cross. The only goal of the game was a cracking score, and it was one of the few highlights in what was a rather tetchy and edgy affair.
The Blues showed four changes from the team which lost to Shelbourne the previous week. Out went Liam Kearney, Paul McCarthy, Paul Murphy and Alan Carey. The latter was selected to play but he picked up an injury during the warm up and John Hayes had to step in minutes before the kick-off.
Back came Gary Dunphy, Timmy Purcell, John Kearney and Vinny Sullivan. Purcell began the game on the left with Daryl Kavanagh on the right, but that was to change midway through the first half, and an inspired switch it proved to be.
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