Waterford FC and Sligo Rovers had to share the spoils on Friday night after a 1-1 draw. Waterford had taken an early lead through a Kyle McFadden own goal but Raffaele Cretaro levelled to earn a deserved point. The sides ended with the game a man d
Waterford FC and Sligo Rovers had to share the spoils on Friday night after a 1-1 draw.
Waterford had taken an early lead through a Kyle McFadden own goal but Raffaele Cretaro levelled to earn a deserved point. The sides ended with the game a man down; Dave Webster saw a straight red for Waterford while Rovers captain McFadden had been sent off for two yellow cards.
Waterford were in front after just eight minutes. Paul Keegan whipped in the corner from the left and it struck the back of Sligo Rovers centre-half Kyle McFadden and ended up in the back of his own net.
Waterford striker Courtney Duffus saw his effort blocked midway through the half as the home side looked for a second goal before the visitors created a good chance of their own. Rhys McCabe found Eduardo Pinceli from the free kick but his overhead kick couldn’t beat Waterford keeper Vigouroux.
Waterford’s Faysel Kasmi was next to threaten for Waterford but he couldn’t get his header on target. Substitute Alex Wixted should have levelled on the stroke of half time for Sligo Rovers but he fired wide after a good move down the left side involving Pinceli and McCabe.
But deep into stoppage time Rovers did level and deservedly so. Eduardo Pinceli whipped in the corner and Raf Cretaro sent his header beyond Waterford keeper Vigouroux. Striker Courtney Duffus had two good chances to put Waterford back in front on the hour mark.
Eduardo Pinceli made a great block to deny the striker, before a brilliant goal line clearance from John Mahon kept the score level. Waterford looked to grab the advantage after Rovers captain Kyle McFadden was sent off after picking up a second yellow card.
But the advantage lasted just three minutes after Blues defender Dave Webster saw a straight red card for an off-the-ball incident with Rovers defender Jack Keaney. But much as they tried, neither side could grab a winner.