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Job nearly done for Waterford FC

Job nearly done for Waterford FC

Waterford FC hold a 4-1 lead over Treaty United ahead of their second-leg tie in the League of Ireland First Division play-off semi-final.Β 

The Blues welcome the Shannon-siders to the RSC for a 7:45 pm kickoff this evening, knowing that they cannot allow complacency to become a factor.Β 

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Danny Searle’s side eased to victory at the Markets field on Wednesday, with standout performances from the brilliant Phoenix Patterson and Junior Quitirna .Β 

Ensuring a secure performance this evening will set up a play-off final appearance against the winner of Galway and Longford next Friday.Β 

Veteran defender Alex BaptisteΒ knows all about the importance of playoff ties and he told local radio that his side still needs to be wary.Β 

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"These past few weeks - every game has been massive and critical in the league and the cup, and this one is no different,” he said.Β 

β€œWe did really well in the first leg, but the flip side of that is they have nothing to lose. Β 

β€œThey can literally go out carefree. Mistakes won't really matter to them - a side like that is dangerous."Β 

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Should the Blues navigate their way through the playoffs, a meeting with UCD is guaranteed in the playoff for Premier Division football.Β 

That’s after the students relegated Finn Harps yesterday evening with a 3-1 win in Ballybofey.Β 

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