3 - 2

Darren Murphy 47' -
Scored: 47'

Killian Cooper 61' -
Scored: 61'

Ciaran Griffin 76' -
Scored: 76'

Scored: 43'
- Paul Fox 43'

Scored: 90'
- Lorcan Fitzgerald 90' + 4'

League Report: Cobh Ramblers 3 - 2 Wexford

Sat, Jun 26 2021

St. Colman's Park Credit: Steve Alfred

A charged second half at St. Colman’s Park saw Cobh Ramblers beat basement side Wexford 3-2 on Saturday evening.

After Paul Fox gave the visitors the lead just before the break, the Rams hit back through Charlie Lyons, Killian Cooper, and Ciaran Griffin to ensure all three points. 

Wexford won’t be too disappointed at the result in East Cork, as a stunning strike from Lorcan Fitzgerald from the edge of the box gave them consolation in the dying moments of the game. 

The win for the Ramblers sees them leapfrog Cork City and move up to eighth in the First Division table, four points from the play-offs. 

It is a huge result in the context of Cobh’s season, and Stuart Ashton’s side were made battle for the points. 

While no team was dominant in a tepid first-half, Wexford sprung to life when Kyle Robinson hit the post. Fox was there to follow up for the opener. 

Wexford were inspired by this, and nearly made it 2-0 when Jack Doherty flicked a tantalizing ball towards goal. Sean Barron was quickest to react and he dived to cover, denying the visitors a follow up. 

Two minutes into the second half and the Rams were level. Murphy was the architect for this as he had a free-kick hit the post and get tapped in by Lyons, who raced away to celebrate with the cheering Cobh fans. 

Cooper, who was notorious in the Munster Senior League for his poaching ability, burrowed through a chaotic penalty area to head in at the near post and make it 2-1. 

The third goal of the evening came at the end of a fine passage of play from the Ramblers. Darryl Walsh began the move by crossing the ball to Ian Turner, who laid it off to Ciaran Griffin. The striker fired in first time to score with 15 minutes remaining in the game. 

With his team now cruising and well in control, Stuart Ashton decided to give Fionn Duggan and Caelin Rooney, two graduated of the club’s academy, their first team debuts. 

Griffin nearly made it 4-1 to the Rams with five minutes remaining, but his free header smashed off the crossbar. 

At the end of added time, in what was the final seconds of the game, the left foot of Fitzgerald guided the ball to the back of the net. 

Cobh Ramblers: Sean Barron, Ben O’Riordan, Cian Murphy (Darryl Walsh 53) Charlie Lyons, Pierce Philips, Darren Murphy, Lee Devitt, Stephen O’Leary, Killian Cooper (Ciaran Griffin 71), Jake Hegarty (Fionn Duggan 89), Ian Turner (Caelin Rooney 89). 

Subs not used:   Corey Chambers, Naythan Coleman, James McCarthy, Chris O’Reilly.  

Booked: Ian Turner, Pierce Philips. 

Wexford FC: Jimmy Corcoran, Paul Cleary, James Carroll, Conor Crowley (Jack Connolly 73), Karl Manahan (Success Edogun 89), Karl Fitzsimons (Anto Dolan 89), Jack Doherty, Paul Fox, Kyle Robinson, Evan Farrell (Harry Groome 73), Lorcan Fitzgerald. 

Subs Not Used: Sean Martin, Jack Larkin, Kevin McEvoy, Daniel Dobbin, Donal Porter. 

Booked: Jack Doherty, Kyle Robinson. 

Referee: Alan Patchell. 

LAug. 21, 2021
Cobh 0 - 2 UCD
LAug. 28, 2021
Maynooth University 3 - 2 Cobh
LSept. 3, 2021
Treaty United 3 - 0 Cobh
LSept. 10, 2021
Wexford 3 - 1 Cobh
LSept. 25, 2021
Cobh 1 - 2 Bray
Sean Barron 1
Pierce Phillips 8
Booked: 75'
Ben O'Riordan 5
Cian Murphy 17
54Subbed Off: Darryl Walsh 54'
Charlie Lyons 6
Stephen O'Leary 4
Booked: 79'
Darren Murphy 16
Scored: 47'
Lee Devitt Molloy 4
Killian Cooper 9
Scored: 61'
© Ian Turner 7
Booked: 70'
89Subbed Off: Caelin Rooney 89'
Jake Hegarty 10
Booked: 82'
89Subbed Off: Fionn Duggan 89'

Caelin Rooney
89Subbed On: Ian Turner 89'
Christopher O'Reilly 24
James McCarthy 19
Luke Kennedy
Ciaran Griffin 23
Scored: 76'
Fionn Duggan
89Subbed On: Jake Hegarty 89'
Nathan Coleman 12
Corey Chambers
Dylan Walsh 14
WAug. 29, 2021
Killester Donnycarney 0 - 2 Wexford
LSept. 3, 2021
Shels 4 - 0 Wexford
WSept. 10, 2021
Wexford 3 - 1 Cobh
LSept. 17, 2021
St. Pats 3 - 0 Wexford
WSept. 24, 2021
Athlone 0 - 2 Wexford
30 Jimmy Corcoran
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Booked: 40'
Scored: 90'
4 Paul Cleary
5 James Carroll
11 Paul Fox
Scored: 43'
9 Karl Fitzsimons
Midfielder 88'
88Subbed Off: Anthony Dolan 88'
10 Jack Doherty
Booked: 56'
7 Conor Crowley
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: Harry Groome 73'
8 Karl Manahan ©
Forward 88'
88Subbed Off: Success Edogun 88'
19 Evan Farrell
Forward 73'
73Subbed Off: Jack Connolly 73'
17 Kyle Robinson
Booked: 89'

Donal Porter
15 Kevin McEvoy
18 Sean Martin
12 Jack Larkin
21 Harry Groome
Midfield 73'
73Subbed On: Conor Crowley 73'
13 Success Edogun
Unknown 88'
88Subbed On: Karl Manahan 88'
25 Anthony Dolan
Midfield 88'
88Subbed On: Karl Fitzsimons 88'
20 Daniel Dobbin
Jack Connolly
Unknown 73'
73Subbed On: Evan Farrell 73'


Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7 p.m. June 26, 2021

Venue: St Colman's Park

Referee: Alan Patchell

Attendance: Unknown