League Preview: Treaty United -v- Wexford
Tommy Barrett’s side will hope to jump ahead of their rivals Wexford in the table tonight in a crucial fixture for both teams at Markets Field (kick-off is at 7.45pm).
The visitors sit two points ahead of Treaty in the table but are on a decent run of form and will be looking for their third win on the bounce.
The home side, however, will be looking to regain some hope in their promotion push after losing 7-0 to Waterford at the RSC last Friday.
Former Wexford forward Conor Barry, who made the move to Limerick over the winter break, spoke to the media team ahead of tonight’s fixture in reflection of the heavy defeat.
He said: “We need to put things right, we’re really hurting after that. There’s no excuse, we’ll come out fighting. We know we can beat anyone.
“I know it’s difficult for fans to come out when a team isn’t winning at the moment but football changes so quickly. All it takes is a small thing to go right and you can pick up wins again.”
A win for Treaty will see them move into sixth place but anything less and they may see Longford or Finn Harps move ahead of them, depending on tonight’s other results.
In team news, Ben O’Riordan is available following suspension, but Andy Spain is a doubt after being replaced early on Friday night.
James Keddy’s side will take the trip across to Limerick full of confidence after two excellent wins in a row sparked some life into their promotion campaign.
The side had been in a rather difficult place before their recent wins over Kerry (6-0) and Cobh Ramblers (2-1).
But they are now hoping to claim a hat-trick of wins that may see them climb into fifth place if Cobh come away empty handed at home to Longford this evening.
Skipper Ethan Boyle will miss out following a red card at Ferrycarrig Park on Friday, with manager James Keddy also being dismissed late in that crucial win over Cobh.
The previous fixture between the two finished in a 1-1 draw at Ferrycarrig Park back in March when a Darragh Levingston strike gifted Wexford a point after Enda Curran had put Treaty in the lead.
Referee: Ray Matthews.
Treaty 6/5; draw 23/10; Wexford 9/5
Treaty United 1-1 Wexford
Doubtful: Andy Spain, Enda Curran, Darren Nwankwo.
Injured: Evan Farrell, Thomas Considine, Aaron Robinson.
Suspended: Ethan Boyle, James Keddy (manager).