Shamrock Rovers have gone eight points clear atop the SSE Airtricity League table after beating Waterford 6-1 at Tallaght Stadium this evening.
The away team started well but conceded three goals at the end of the first half and a further three in the second half.
It took Rovers until the end of the first half to get going though. Aaron Greene started things when got the ball on the edge of the box, turned his defender and smashed the ball home in the near post in the 41st minute.
Two minutes later, Roberto Lopes headed home Jack Byrne’s corner which was followed by Lee Grace scoring from another Byrne corner to make it 3-0.
It was only three minutes after the restart when Jack Byrne collected the ball at the back-post and fired home.
Graham Burke scored ten minutes later as he slid the ball home after a fantastic run down the left from Neil Farrugia.
In the 67th minute, Waterford scored their first when Michael O’Connor came up with a great turn and finish to score a consolation for the away side.
In the final minute of the game, Rovers added a sixth when Byrne burst through the middle and slid the ball through to substitute Dean Williams who scored his first goal of the season.
— Shamrock Rovers FC ☘️ (@ShamrockRovers) September 21, 2020