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News and Match Preview - v Waterford FC

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Waterford v Shelbourne

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup – First Round

RSC – August 11th – KO 7.45pm  


Shelbourne travel south on Friday for their fixture with Waterford FC,  in the First Round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup, at the RSC.  Kick-off is due for 7.45 pm.


Shelbourne have met Waterford (all versions) on nine occasions previously, with two of these ties going to replays. Shelbourne came out on top eight times - 1932, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1958 (after two replays), 1982, 1997(in the semi-final on their way to winning the trophy against Derry City) and 2014. Waterford won out on one occasion, after a replay, in 1952.


At present, Waterford are in top position in the First Division of the SSE Airtricity League on 49 points, with Shelbourne in fifth position on 30 points.  The three league games between the sides this season have been very close affairs, with two draws and one 1-0 win for the ‘Blues’.


Owen Heary spoke to Aaron Clarke ahead of Friday’s FAI Cup game - “Yeah, it’s a difficult draw. Waterford are walking away with the league at the moment and they had a few players suspended [last week] that will be available for [Friday], so they’ll have a full strength team, but we’ve no fear going down there and trying to win the game.”


It’s a one off game, there’s no coming back for a reply. We’ve played Waterford a couple of times, we’ve done very well against them, we’ve drawn twice against them at home and lost once down there, but we finished strong against them here so we’ve no fear in playing them,  so it’s important we concentrate on that and come away with the result and get into the next round.”


Last week, in league action, Shelbourne drew 1-1, at home, with third placed UCD, after taking the lead with a Chris Lyons goal after 21 minutes. ‘College’ equalised on the hour mark with a goal from the First Division’s leading scorer Georgie Kelly.


Waterford also drew their game 1-1, away to fourth placed and rapidly improving Cabinteely – goals here from Kieran Waters (19’) for the home side and Mark O’Sullivan (39’) for Waterford.


Going into Friday’s game, UCD are in third place on 36 points, while Shelbourne are in fifth place, seven points behind.


Shelbourne go into this game with no suspensions and a squad reported as fully fit after training last night.


Suspended: None

Injured:  None

Doubtful:  None


Goal Scorers (Competitive 2017)

James English – 12 (5 LSC)

Derek Prendergast – 5

Adam Evans – 5

Dayle Rooney – 4 (2 LSC)

Aaron Ashe – 2

Adam O’Connor 1

Alan Byrne – 1

Reece McEnteer – 1

Jamie Doyle – 1

Chris Lyons - 1



League Form - last six games

Shelbourne: D W  L  L  W  D

Waterford:   D  W  W  W  W  D


Shelbourne Results v Waterford in FAI Cup Games 
Date Round Home/Away Result    
Feb 07,  1932 Second Home Win Shelbourne Waterford
        4 2
        Walsh O'Brien
        Carroll 2 Sampy (pen)
Mar 27, 1949 Semi-Final Dalymount Win Shelbourne Waterford
        3 1
        Keely E. Noonan
Feb 18, 1951 One Home  Win Shelbourne Waterford
        4 1
        Carberry 2 Greene
        Walsh (o.g.)  
Mar 02, 1952 Second Home Draw Shelbourne Waterford
        3 3
        Dwyer 2 D. Fitzgerald
        Malone Barry
          T. Fitzgerald
Mar 13, 1952 Second (RP) Away Loss Shelbourne Waterford
        0 1
          J. Fitzgerald
Feb 28, 1954 First Home Win Shelbourne Waterford
        1 0
Mar 09, 1958 Second Home Draw Shelbourne Waterford
        0 0
Mar 13, 1958 Second (RP) Away Draw Shelbourne Waterford
        2 2
        Webber Griffin
        Kane D. Hale
Mar 19, 1958 Second (RP 2) Dalymount Win Shelbourne Waterford
        1 0
Feb 05, 1982 First Home Win Shelbourne Waterford Utd
        2 1
        Paddy Joyce 2 Madden
Apr 04, 1997 Semi-Final Away Win Shelbourne Waterford Utd
        2 1
        Dave Campbell Browne
        Mark Rutherford  
June 06, 2014 Second Home Win Shelbourne Waterford Utd
        1 0
        Jordan Keegan  
Aug 11, 2017 First Away ?? Shelbourne Waterford
        ?? ??


Previous Meetings   Last Six Competitive Games
Date: June 30, 2017     Date: August 4, 2017
Shelbourne 1-1 Waterford   Shelbourne 1-1 UCD
Shels Scorer/s: Ashe   Shels Scorer/s: Lyons  
Date: May 5, 2017     Date: July 29, 2017
Waterford 1-0 Shelbourne   Longford Town 1-3 Shelbourne
Shels Scorer/s:       Shels Scorer/s: J.Doyle, McEnteer, Evans
Date: March 17, 2017     Date: July 21, 2017
Shelbourne 2-2 Waterford   Cabinteely 1-0 Shelbourne
Shels Scorer/s: Prendergast 2   Shels Scorer/s:    
Date: October 15, 2016     Date: July 14, 2017
Shelbourne 0-1 Waterford   Shelbourne 1-2 Wexford
Shels Scorer/s:       Shels Scorer/s: English  
Date: August 12, 2016     Date: July 7, 2017
Waterford 2-1 Shelbourne   Athlone Town 1-3 Shelbourne
Shels Scorer/s: J. Doyle     Shels Scorer/s: Evans, O'Connor, English
Date: June 24, 2016   Date: June 30, 2017
Shelbourne 0-2 Waterford   Shelbourne 1-1 Waterford
Shels Scorer/s:     Shels Scorer/s: Ashe  
Date: April 15, 2016          
Waterford 1-4 Shelbourne            
Shels Scorer/s: English 3, J.Doyle          

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