3 - 2
FT

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. 


Cobh
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
Goalkeeper
Pierce Phillips 8
Booked: 75'
Defender
Ben O'Riordan 5
Defender
Cian Murphy 17
54'
54Subbed Off: Darryl Walsh 54'
Defender
Charlie Lyons 6
Defender
Stephen O'Leary 4
Booked: 79'
Midfielder
Darren Murphy 16
Scored: 47'
Midfielder
Lee Devitt Molloy 4
Midfielder
Killian Cooper 9
Scored: 61'
Midfielder
© Ian Turner 7
Booked: 70'
89'
89Subbed Off: Caelin Rooney 89'
Midfielder
Jake Hegarty 10
Booked: 82'
89'
89Subbed Off: Fionn Duggan 89'
Forward

Substitutes
Caelin Rooney
89'
89Subbed On: Ian Turner 89'
Midfield
Christopher O'Reilly 24
Midfield
James McCarthy 19
Forward
Luke Kennedy
Midfield
Ciaran Griffin 23
Scored: 76'
Forward
Fionn Duggan
89'
89Subbed On: Jake Hegarty 89'
Midfield
Nathan Coleman 12
Defender
Corey Chambers
Goalkeeper
Dylan Walsh 14
Defender
Wexford
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
Goalkeeper
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Booked: 40'
Scored: 90'
4 Paul Cleary
Defender
5 James Carroll
Defender
11 Paul Fox
Midfielder
Scored: 43'
9 Karl Fitzsimons
Midfielder 88'
88Subbed Off: Anthony Dolan 88'
10 Jack Doherty
Midfielder
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
Forward
Booked: 89'

Substitutes
Donal Porter
Defender
15 Kevin McEvoy
Defender
18 Sean Martin
Goalkeeper
12 Jack Larkin
Midfield
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
Defender
Jack Connolly
Unknown 73'
73Subbed On: Evan Farrell 73'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7 p.m. June 26, 2021

Venue: St Colman's Park

Referee: Alan Patchell

Attendance: Unknown

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