2 - 1
FT

Anthony Flood 62' -
Scored: 62'


Killian Brennan 90' + 3' -
Peno Scored: 90'


Red: 53'
- Kalen Spillane 53'

Scored: 59'
- Ciarán Kilduff 59'


St Patrick's Athletic -v- Cork City

Thu, Jul 25 2013

None Credit: Larry McQuillan

ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC

St. Patrick’s Athletic welcome Cork City to Richmond Park in front of Setanta TV’s live cameras on Friday (kick off 8pm). The Saints are unbeaten at home in their last seven league games but are looking for their first win in any competition in a month. In the last fortnight, they were eliminated from both the Europa League by Zalgiris Vilnius and from the EA Sports Cup at the quarter-final stage last Tuesday in Tallaght by Shamrock Rovers. So the focus for Liam Buckley's men will be on maintaining and possibly extending their lead at the top of the Airtricity League.


When the sides last met in the league back in May, the Saints ran out 2-0 winners in Turner’s Cross with Anto Flood and John Russell the goalscorers that day. Speaking to www.stpatsfc.com Flood knows that his team will need to be at their best if they are to get another win over Cork as the season moves into the business end of the campaign.


“Cork are a strong side so we know we’ll have to play to the best of our ability on the night,” said Flood. “The last day in Cork we started well so again we’ll have to be at it from the start in what is a massive game. Everyone needs to perform, focus and be in a position of putting everything into each performance and leaving nothing left in the tank.”


“We’re heading into the final stretch of games now, but to be honest, it’s no different from earlier in the season. We’ll take things on a game by game basis, so we’ve Cork on Friday and we’re focused on playing them.”


Liam Buckley’s side has a quick turnaround after their extratime EA Sports Cup elimination to Shamrock Rovers on Tuesday night but Buckley was pleased with the performance in that game as he told www.stpatsfc.com.


“I thought we played well on Tuesday against Rovers,” said Buckley, “and were a bit unlucky not to get to penalties in the end. But we’re focused on Cork now and we’re looking forward to the game which should make for a good game to watch.


“Any time Cork City come to Inchicore it’s always great as games between the two clubs are always big occasions. There’s a typical Dublin-Cork rivalry there and it goes back to those huge games between our clubs back in the late 90’s. Richmond Park was packed out for those nights and hopefully we’ll see a good crowd at the game on Friday.”


CORK CITY

It was another late concession that cost Cork City all three points last Friday night. In an all too familiar tale for the Leesiders, Dundalk grabbed an 89th minute equaliser in an entertaining 2-2 in Turner’s Cross last week.


City’s recent results in the league are a real mixed bag with two wins, two draws and four defeats in their last eight games but Cork City boss Tommy Dunne feels his side have a big performance in them and that Friday night gives them a great opportunity to showcase what they have against the league leaders in front of a live TV audience.


“Pats have been the most consistent team in the league over the last two years,” said Dunne speaking to www.corkcityfc.ie. “They were probably the best team we’ve played this year. Going to Richmond Park, you know the pitch will be perfect and it will be a good game of football.”


“We have to try and get a result. It will be a big ask for us, but I do think we’re capable; the group we have, on their day, can get a result against anybody. We were very good against Dundalk at times, and if we can marry all the sections of our game together, then I think there is a big result in us.”


Compared to Liam Buckley who has a full Pat’s squad to choose from, it is not so easy for Tommy Dunne. He has a trio of injured players who will definitely miss the game; Goalkeeper Kevin Burns (arm) and defenders Kevin Murray (groin) and Darren Dennehy (foot). John Kavanagh will miss out due to family commitments and similarly Denis Behan may have to miss the game while Colin Healy’s knee injury could possibly force him out of contention. Adam Rundle (virus) and John Dunleavy (knee) are two other doubts but Shane Duggan will return to the squad having been suspended for the Dundalk game.


Referee: Padraigh Sutton. 


MATCH STATS

St. Patrick’s Athletic have the best home defensive record in the league so far this season. They have conceded just a miserly four goals in their 10 league games in Inchicore to date in 2013.


While Pat’s have been excellent at the back, they aren’t having any problems up front either. They are the joint top scorers at home with 20 goals (equal with Sligo and Shamrock Rovers).


In 2012, the Saints beat the Leesiders 1-0 in the league twice with Christy Fagan the match winner both times. The remaining result was a 0-0 draw in Richmond Park.


BETTING

St. Patrick’s Athletic 1/2; Draw 14/5; Cork City 6/1.


PREDICTION

Home win 2-0.


St. Patrick's Athletic

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Cork City

Injured: Kevin Burns, Kevin Murray, Darren Dennehy, John Kavanagh.

Doubtful: Colin Healy, Adam Rundle, John Dunleavy, Denis Behan.

Suspended: None.


St. Pats
DNov. 1, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 2 Bohs
LNov. 5, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 3 Sligo
DNov. 12, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 2 Harps
DNov. 19, 2021
Waterford 0 - 0 St. Pats
DNov. 28, 2021
Bohs 1 - 1 St. Pats
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Aidan Price
Booked: 87'
Defender
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
John Russell
72'
72Subbed Off: Jake Kelly 72'
Midfielder
Chris Forrester
90'
90Subbed Off: Stephen Maher 90'
Midfielder
Conan Byrne
Midfielder
Killian Brennan
Booked: 89'
Peno Scored: 90'
Midfielder
Greg Bolger
Booked: 65'
Midfielder
Anthony Flood
Booked: 55'
Scored: 62'
80'
80Subbed Off: Christy Fagan 80'
Forward

Substitutes
Stephen Maher
90'
90Subbed On: Chris Forrester 90'
Midfield
Conor Kenna
Defender
Jake Kelly
72'
72Subbed On: John Russell 72'
Midfield
Rene Gilmartin
Goalkeeper
Sean Gannon
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Christy Fagan
80'
80Subbed On: Anthony Flood 80'
Forward
Cork City
DSept. 24, 2021
Treaty United 0 - 0 Cork
DOct. 1, 2021
Bray 0 - 0 Cork
WOct. 8, 2021
Cork 4 - 0 Wexford
LOct. 15, 2021
UCD 1 - 0 Cork
WOct. 29, 2021
Cork 3 - 0 Galway
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Booked: 53'
Neal Horgan
Defender
Danny Murphy
Defender
Booked: 19'
Dan Murray
Defender
Kalen Spillane
Defender
Sent Off: 53'
Daryl Horgan
Midfielder
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
Gearóid Morrissey
Midfielder
Ciarán Kilduff
Forward
Scored: 59'
Booked: 83'
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward
Booked: 13'
65'
65Subbed Off: Brian Lenihan 65'

Substitutes
Brian Lenihan
Defender 65'
65Subbed On: Daryl Kavanagh 65'
Stephen Kenny
Midfield
Danny Furlong
Forward
John Dunleavy
Defender
David Browne
Goalkeeper
Danny Morrissey
Forward
Ian Turner
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2013 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. July 26, 2013

Venue: Richmond Park

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: 1,094