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WATCH: Laois keeper the penalty shoot-out hero as Waterford defeat Cork again

Niall Corbet was Waterford FC's hero last night

A couple of weeks ago, Waterford FC defeated reigning League of Ireland Premier Division champions in a fiery game.

The tie ended in a mass brawl involving both managers which saw lengthy bans dished out to players and officials from each side.

And last night, the teams squared off again in the last 16 of the EA Sports Cup – which is the third rated competition for these sides.

Clonaslee keeper Niall Corbet, who began the season as Waterford’s Number One, but lost his place following the loan signing of Lawrence Vigouroux from Swindon Town.

However, manager Alan Reynolds rotated his squad and Corbet got the nod for the game in the RSC last night.

Stradbally’s Garry Comerford also started in the game which finished goalless after regulation time.

Two periods of extra time followed with Waterford taking the lead through Courtney Duffus.

However, Cork City equalised through a Josh O’Hanlon header and the dreaded penalty shoot-out followed.

With Waterford leading 4-3 in the shoot-out, keeper Corbet guessed right to save Graham Cummins from the spot.

Ismahil Akinade then scored the winning penalty to see Waterford FC through to face Sligo Rovers in the quarter final.

You can watch the full shoot-out below:

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.