Valiant Rovers fall just short in U17 Cup final in Waterford’s RSC
left-footed shot under the legs of McNicholas from a tight angle.
Rovers came out in search of another equaliser but were hit on the break. After finding time and space on the right, Waterford’s Oisin Knox crossed for Mike Nzongong and he powered an unstoppable header past McNicholas from close range to make it 4-2 and secure the trophy for Waterford FC.
Waterford FC: Charlie Heffernan, Kallum Broaders, Lee Costello (Regix Madika 61), Adam Conway (Torik Adegoke 79), Darryl Walsh, Dean Beresford (Jack O’Donnell 75), Darragh Power, Jack Larkin, Ciaran Brennan (Oisin Knox 76), Colm Whelan (Mike Nzongong 87), Greg Waters
Sligo Rovers: Luke McNicholas, Ryan Smith, Liam Whyte (Adam Lynch 55), Gearoid Mulligan (Seamas Keogh 46), Niall Morahan, Dillion Munnelly (Scott Lynch 83), Cian McAllister (James McGrath 66), Mark Byrne, Darren Collins (Luke O’Reilly 87), Liam Kerrigan, Aaron Perry
Referee: Pat O’Connor
Aaron Perry in action.
Scott Lynch in possession.