Waterford FC are unbeaten so far this month and are hitting form at the right time of the season. The Blues sealed their place in the Quarter-Finals of the FAI Cup following Saturday's 6-nil win over Malahide United.
Wassim Aouachria bagged two, with Roland Idowu, Phoenix Patterson, Shane Griffin and Darragh Power all finding the back of the net at Gannon Park. The draw for the last eight will be made later this evening with Waterford aiming to reach the last four for the second successive season.
🏆 CUP DRAW | The 2022 @ExtraSportIre FAI Men’s Cup Quarter Final draw takes place this evening.
📺 You can watch the draw live on FAItv here at 6.10pm: https://t.co/0r2LMQnEwp.
You can also hear the full draw live on ‘Game On’ RTE 2FM.#FAICup #WaterfordFC pic.twitter.com/z8ZmI6Md2u
— Waterford FC (@WaterfordFCie) August 30, 2022
Speaking on last night's "On The Ball", Waterford FC defender Darragh Power said it was a very composed display; "Yeah look we went up there with a game plan just to try and start quick and obviously show them that we are the League of Ireland side and I think we done that, we scored early, three goals one after the other and I think we showed them that".
The Kilmacthomas man was also pleased that the side kept a clean sheet against the Leinster senior league outfit; "Yeah definitely, clean sheet is massive especially for us defenders, no matter matter how much we score. I felt we could have scored more as well but the main thing was to get the victory and the clean sheet". Power also got his name on the scoresheet as well in the 2nd-half to add to his recent league goal, needless to say he was delighted to hit the back of the net; "Yeah I know, another belter but look, right place right time I'll put it that way! Definitely, a special moment for me as well like you know, second goal and hopefully now over the next few weeks, hopefully nick a few more.
Waterford FC return to league action on Friday evening where it's a trip to Wexford for a South-East derby, a game that Darragh Power and the squad are relishing; "Yeah definitely, Wexford is always a tough place to go and they're actually hitting a bit of form at the moment which is not ideal for us but obviously we're unbeaten in August so the main thing is trying to keep that run going and going".
Kick-off in Ferrycarrig Park is at 7:45pm, and Ray Scott will have live updates here on WLR across the evening.