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Watch: Graham 'Robben' Burke Gives 10-Man Rovers Hope In Waterford

Watch: Graham 'Robben' Burke Gives 10-Man Rovers Hope In Waterford
By Arthur James O'Dea Updated

Following Ireland's timid 1-0 defeat in Turkey, Shamrock Rovers' trip to Waterford in the Airtricity League has been a far more tempestuous affair.

Trailing the hosts 2-1 at half-time, the Dublin club had reason to be unhappy early on.

Two yellow-cards in quick succession for Ally Gilchrist had them down to 10-men before 10 minutes had even elapsed.

The first yellow-card was admittedly clear. Yet, was their a hint of bad luck for Gilchrist in the second. On close inspection, he would appeared to have slipped on the wet surface.

Shams' Greg Bolger was keen to make that point clear to the referee.

Still looking comfortable despite being reduced to 10-men, Waterford did eventually take advantage through Courtney Duffus.

Yet, this only served to prompt what may well be the goal of the night from Graham Burke.


Doing his best Arjen Robben impression, Burke feigns right, turns back onto his left, and hits a beautiful curling effort into the far corner. A wonderful strike, it wouldn't restore parity for as long as Shamrock Rovers would have hoped.

A poor effort on their part to clear the ball, Waterford applied just the right amount of pressure; although the Shams' 'keeper will know he could have done a lot better here.

2-1 ahead at the break, Waterford will be keen not to let this opportunity slip and continue their strong start to the new season.


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