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Waterford United 0 Crystal Palace 4

3 August 2013

The pre-season preparations continued for the club with a 4-0 victory in Ireland against Waterford United. 

Once again many members of the travelling squad got game time with a fortnight remaining until the season's opener against Tottenham Hotspur. 

Stephen Dobbie opened the scoring for the visitors as he struck the only goal of the first period as a good passing moving was completed by a finish at the near post by the Scot. 

A team that included Kagisho Dikgacoi, his first appearance since the play-off final, Dwight Gayle and Jerome Thomas domininated the first half. 

Changes were made to the side as the game went on including Owen Garvan and Kevin Phillips coming on from the bench as Palace increased their advantage. 

With fourteen minutes remaining Dobbie exchanged a neat one two with Gayle and the young striker finished off the move with the second goal of the night. 

Two late goals extended the winning margin as Ibra Sekajja capitalising on a defensive error to make it 3-0 after 87 minutes.  

Shortly afterwards 23-year-old Swede Osman Sow volleyed home to complete a good nights work to the delight of the 300 travelling Palace fans who had made the trip over to the club who play in the First Division of the League Of Ireland. 

Starting eleven: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, KG, O'Keefe, Thomas, Jonny Williams,  Gayle, Dobbie.

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