SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
UCD -v- Waterford FC
Friday, April 05, 2019
Kick Off: 7.45pm
Referee: Anthony Buttimer
Waterford FC will look to build on recent good form when they travel to Dublin to take on UCD on Friday night in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.
The Blues come into the game on the back of successive home wins against Finn Harps in the Premier Division and Galway United in the EA SPORTS Cup last weekend.
Alan Reynolds’ side progressed to the Quarter Finals of the EA SPORTS Cup on Monday night after an 2-1 victory over Galway United.
Dean Walsh scored his second goal in two games and had the Blues leading at the break before Jeff McGowan levelled before the hour mark. Cory Galvin scored the winning goal midway through the second half with an excellent strike from 25-yards.
The last trip to the UCD Bowl came back in September 2018, when the Blues fell to a 2-1 defeat in the FAI Cup; the last victory over the students in Belfield came back in 2017.
Managers View: Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie ahead of Friday’s visit to UCD, manager Alan Reynolds said:
“I’m happy to get into the next round and really happy that some lads that haven’t played too much in the last few weeks got a run out too.
“We did well to beat Finn Harps and then Galway on Monday and that’s the form we need to carry with us. There’s a long way to go but we’re just looking to build on each game as it comes.
“We remember the game up there last season where they beat us so we know they’re a good side. They were unlucky against Rovers; we’ll be well prepared for it.”
Team News: Rory Feely, Maxim Kouogun and Kenny Browne are injured; JJ Lunney misses out through illness.