First Division Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- Wexford

Mon, Aug 17 2020

None Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

COBH RAMBLERS

Cobh will be looking to bounce back from Friday’s defeat to league leaders Cabinteely when they welcome Wexford to St Colman’s Park on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Despite creating numerous chances in Stradbrook, the Rams found Cabo shot-stopper Michael Kelly in great form.

A string of saves from Kelly and a second half strike by Shane Barnes earned all three points for the home side.

“Credit to the lad, he (Mick Kelly) pulled some good saves off there, but from that point of view we just need a bit of luck,” Ashton said, speaking to extratime.com after the game.

“From mine, and the coaching staff’s points of view, we can only keep praising those things and hopefully we can get that bounce of the ball and rub of the green.”

Ashton will have new signing Naythan Coleman available for the game.

WEXFORD

Like Cobh, Wexford will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they travel to St Colman’s Park on Tuesday

Saturday saw Brian O’Sullivan’s side come up short on their trip to Tallaght Stadium.

Goals from Thomas Oluwa and Max murphy helped Shamrock Rovers II to all three points against Wexford.

Wexford had been in good form post-lockdown, beating Athlone Town away from Ferrycarrig Park and picking up a creditable home draw with league leaders Cabinteely.

Referee: Mark Moynihan

MATCH STATS

Cobh have conceded six goals at home so far this season. Only Athlone have conceded more.

The sides met twice at St Colman’s Park last season. They played out a 1-1 draw there in July last year while in March of 2019 Cobh thrashed Wexford 6-1.

Wexford failed to win a single league game away from Ferrycarrig Park in 2019.

BETTING

Cobh Ramblers Evens; Draw 12/5; Wexford 2/1.

PREDICTION

Cobh Ramblers 2–2 Wexford

Cobh Ramblers

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A

Suspended: None.

Wexford

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.