Wednesday 26 June 2019

Akinade slots winning penalty for Waterford

Waterford Utd 1 Cork City 1 (aet, Waterford win 5-3 on penalties)

Waterford's Ismahil Akinade. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Waterford's Ismahil Akinade. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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Substitute Ismahil Akinade scored the winning penalty as Waterford advanced to the quarter-finals of the EA Sports Cup with victory over Cork City at the RSC.

Having taken the lead in the ninth minute of injury time though Courtney Duffus, the Blues found themselves pegged back when City's Josh O'Hanlon levelled midway through the second period, necessitating penalties.

Duffus converted the first for the Blues and they gained an advantage when Niall Corbett saved from Graham Cummins. With the rest of the spot-kicks netted, it fell to Akinade to secure the home side's passage to a last-eight tie away to Sligo Rovers.

WATERFORD - Corbet; Barnett, Feely, Comerford, Daly; Kasmi (Martin 63), Holohan, Héry, Puri; O'Halloran (Puri 77), Walsh (Akinade 77).

CORK CITY - Cherrie; Adebayo-Rowling, Kane, Barry, Hurley (McLoughlin 28); Buckley, Doye (McNamee 72); Howard (Cummins 106), Keohane, Sadlier; O'Hanlon.

REF - S Grant (Wexford)

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