Tramore 2; Ferrybank 0
Wayne Russell, the former League of Ireland goalkeeper who at one stage played for Waterford United, took charge of Ferrybank for the first time on Saturday evening last in Graun Park but he didn’t get the start he wanted as his charges lost to Tramore thanks to two first-half goals.
This was the seasiders’ second victory in the space of four days, while for Ferrybank, who avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth last season, this was not the start their new boss wanted, though he will have been pleased by the effort his players put in.
They had a lot of possession, but lacked firepower in the final third and they never put the Tramore defence under any real pressure.
Six points from a possible six will please the Tramore manager Alan Reynolds, another ex-Blues ace. They played some great football at times on the glorious Graun Park surface and it would appear that they will be there or thereabouts come the business end of the season.
Ferrybank created a good chance after 15 minutes when right full-back Colm Roche sent over a deep cross to the back post to Patrick Heffernan but his header was well held by the home goalkeeper AJ Murray.
Tramore took the lead with a sweeping move on 23 minutes. Kevin O’Brien and Colin Walsh combined to get the ball to Stephen Grant who split the Ferrybank defence and Christopher Grace drilled the ball under the body of goalkeeper Hugh Mullally from 16 yards.
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