Waterford Utd 1; Bohemians FC 3
A hugely disappointed Waterford United trooped dejectedly out of the RSC on Saturday evening last knowing that, on the night, they simply hadn’t been able to produce anything like their best form against last season’s league and FAI Cup winners, Bohemians.
The phrase ‘when it rains, it pours’ sprang to mind because there was an element of controversy about each of the visitors’ three goals, all scored before half time although the third blow was self inflicted.
This was the first time for Waterford to contest the final since they last won the trophy in 1984-85 and, believe it or not, Bohemians hadn’t won it since 1979. All the pieces seemed in place for a battle royal. It was a beautiful evening with an almost capacity attendance and the television cameras were present to beam the game into the homes of fans unable to make the trip.
Sadly, the Blues were unable to produce the type of attacking football that has served them so well this season, especially in away games. They were on the back-foot for most of the game and it was really only in the last fifteen minutes that they seriously troubled the Champions who were forced to defend furiously at the death to preserve their two-goal lead.
See The Munster Express newspaper for full story and photos.