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Team Bulletin
Mervue United v Waterford United at Fahy’s Field
Friday, April 6th, 2012 (KO 7.45pm)
Airtricity League Division One
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Having lost the last four in a row in all competitions, Waterford United will be looking to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible, starting at Mervue United on Friday night (KO 7.45pm).
League defeats to Longford and Finn Harps, and Cup exits at the hands of Cork City and UCD have left the Blues needing a morale-boosting win to get their league campaign back on an even keel. Last Saturday’s home defeat to Harps was a particular blow, as it dropped United into the bottom half of the table once again, and sets them seven adrift of the leaders already.
Mervue have also had their troubles this season, dreadful luck with injuries and suspensions having also given them an unenviable run, six defeats in their six competitive matches so far. The Blues have a decent record against the Galway side, unbeaten in their nine meetings to date (winning eight), but they have only ever visited Fahy’s Field once, and were somewhat lucky to escape with a draw on that occasion last season.
Paul O’Brien will have to plan without the services of Seamus Long who serves an additional suspension for his red card in the Munster Senior Cup defeat to Cork. Forwards Adam McSherry and Gary Keane remain long-term injuries, but O’Brien’s crisis up front should be alleviated by the return to availability of Daragh Walshe, and also an optimistic prognosis for Willie John Kiely, who will face a late fitness test before the match, after earlier fears he might also have been out long-term. Defender David Breen also faces a late test on a recurring thigh injury.

 

The Missing List:
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Suspensions:
Seamus Long – 1 match (additional red card suspension)

Injuries:
Adam McSherry (knee) – out, long term
Gary Keane (broken metatarsal) – out
David Breen (thigh) – late fitness test
Willie John Kiely (ankle) – late fitness test

 

Recent Form:
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Last Match:
Waterford United    0 – 2    Finn Harps
                                               Treacy 45+7
                                               Long o.g. 45+21

Form:
Incl Pre-Season: (LLWWL) LWWLL LL
League: LWWLL

 

Head-To-Head Stats:
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Home League Record: Played 5 – Won 5 – Drawn 0 – Lost 0 – Goals For 9 – Goals Against 0
Away League Record: Played 4 – Won 3 – Drawn 1 – Lost 0 – Goals For 12 – Goals Against 4
Total League Record: Played 9 – Won 8 – Drawn 1 – Lost 0 – Goals For 21 – Goals Against 4
Record Home Win: 3-0 (25/6/2010)
Record Away Win: 6-1 (17/9/2010)
Record Home Defeat: n/a
Record Away Defeat: n/a

Head-to-Head Recent Results:
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21 Oct 11    Lge    Waterford United    2 – 0    Mervue United
22 Jul 11     Lge    Mervue United    1 – 1    Waterford United
06 May 11   Lge    Waterford United    1 – 0    Mervue United
17 Sep 10   Lge    Mervue United    1 – 6    Waterford United
25 Jun 10    Lge    Waterford United    3 – 0    Mervue United
03 Apr 10    Lge    Mervue United    2 – 3    Waterford United
20 Oct 09    Lge    Waterford United    1 – 0    Mervue United
01 Aug 09   Lge    Mervue United    0 – 2    Waterford United
02 May 09   Lge    Waterford United    2 – 0    Mervue United

 

Results This Season:
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31 Mar 12     h     Finn Harps                           (Lge)       0-2      L
26 Mar 12     h     UCD                                  (EASC)      1-6      L
24 Mar 12     a     Longford Town                     (Lge)       2-3      L
20 Mar 12     a     Cork City                            (MSC)       0-1      L
16 Mar 12     h     SD Galway                           (Lge)       1-0      W
09 Mar 12     h     Limerick FC                          (Lge)       3-1      W
02 Mar 12     a     Wexford Youths                    (Lge)       0-6       L

24 Feb 12     a     Shamrock Rovers                   (Fr)        1-8       L
18 Feb 12     h     Waterford Junior/U19 X           (Fr)        5-1       W
10 Feb 12     h     Castleview FC                      (MSC)      5-1       W
05 Feb 12     a     Bray Wanderers                     (Fr)        0-5       L
03 Feb 12     h     Cork City                              (Fr)        0-3       L

 

Next 6 Matches:
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13 Apr 11    h    Athlone Town (ALFD)
20 Apr 11    h    Wexford Youths (ALFD)
27 Apr 11    a    Limerick FC (ALFD)
05 May 11   a    SD Galway (ALFD)
11 May 11   h    Longford Town (ALFD)
18 May 11   a    Finn Harps (ALFD)

 

Top Scorers (League):
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2 – Gary Dempsey
2 – Willie John Kiely
1 – Gary Dunphy
1 – Sean Maguire

Top Scorers (All Competitions):
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3 – Gary Dempsey (2 Lge, 1 MSC)
2 – Sean Maguire (1 Lge, 1 EA)
2 – Willie John Kiely (2 Lge)
1 – Adam McSherry (1 MSC)
1 – Ben Ryan (1 MSC)
1 – Gary Dunphy (1 Lge)
1 – Paul Carey (1 MSC)
1 – Peter White (1 MSC)

 

Betting:
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Mervue: 11/5
Waterford: 11/10
Draw: 11/5

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