Prem
Date: 5:45 p.m. Oct. 9, 2020
Venue: Dalymount Park
3 - 0
FT

Andre Wright 16' -
Scored: 16'


Daniel Grant 20' -
Scored: 20'


Andre Wright 52' -
Scored: 52'



League Preview: Bohemians -v- Cork City

Fri, Oct 09 2020

None Credit: Martin Doherty

BOHEMIANS

This game is key for the teams around the top and bottom of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division as second placed Bohemians play host to bottom side Cork City today (kick-off 5.45pm).

Keith Long’s team come into this game on the back of three wins, with the most impressive of these being last Saturday’s win over Shelbourne at Tolka Park. They won the game 3-1 with Danny Grant scoring a hat-trick with Andre Wright also impressing for Bohs. 

The gap between the Gypsies and league leaders Shamrock Rovers seems insurmountable as overturning their eight point lead would be miraculous with four games remaining – although Bohs play twice before the Hoops give a ball again. 

A win tonight would mean that European football would be secured for the Phibsborough club again next season.

Keith Long speaking before the game acknowledged how tough he expects tonight’s game to be and what he expects from his team.

“Tonight’s game will be very difficult despite their league position,” said Long. “Cork are fighting for every point and are dangerous opponents so we are very aware of the threats they possess. What’s important for us is to continue to grow and to focus on improving. 

“We have a very young squad which needs reminding from time to time. The players are hungry to improve, to learn and develop and they are essential ingredients as we try to finish the season strongly.”

Bohemians haven’t released team news but Cristian Magerusan remains on the long term injury list. Bohs also lost some of their players from their squad during the week with Kris Twarderk gone to ply his trade in Poland and Luke Wade-Slater signing for Larne. Ciaran Kelly is gone out on loan but remains under contract with the club.

CORK CITY

Colin Healy will be in charge of City this evening as he brings his team to Dalymount Park after a tumultuous week for the Leesiders.  

Healy who was in charge of the club’s academy takes over for the remainder of the season after the club parted ways with Neale Fenn by mutual consent during the week. The Leesiders have won only two league games all season and are two points behind second-from-bottom Finn Harps. 

It was also announced that the club are considering a take-over bid by a company owned by the owner of Preston North End. 

Despite the uncertainty swirling around the club, Healy spoke in positive terms about how he has got on with the players in the short time he has had since being appointed to the role with the club’s media team ahead of today’s game.

“The first day of training was good,” said Healy. “There was a great atmosphere. The players enjoyed it, the coaches enjoyed it and I enjoyed it. Everyone trained, which was great. It gives me a selection headache, which is always a good thing.”

Healy is expecting a tough game tonight but was also keen to talk up his own team.

“Dalymount is a tough place to go – I’ve been there as a player, I’ve been there as a coach, it’s always difficult. Bohs are a very good side, they’re very well set up – they’re compact, they’re organised and they’ve got very good players. 

“It’s going to be a tough task, but then again, we’ve got some very good players here, so we’ll be ready for it.”

The Leesiders have no fresh injury concerns for today’s game but they will be without Cian Coleman who is suspended after picking up five yellow cards this season. 

Referee: Sean Grant

MATCH STATS

The last league meeting between the teams was a 1-0 victory for Bohemians at Turner’s Cross with Andre Wright scoring the decisive goal. 

Their four league meetings last season saw Cork City win twice, Bohemians once and the remaining fixture ending in a scoreless draw. 

BETTING

Bohemians 2/9; Draw 4/1; Cork City 10/1.

PREDICTION

Bohemians 2- 0 Cork City

Bohemians

Injured: Cristian Magerusan (knee).

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Cork City

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Cian Coleman.


Bohemians
James Talbot 1
Goalkeeper
Andy Lyons 2
Booked: 90'
Defender
Rob Cornwall 5
Booked: 38'
79'
79Subbed Off: JJ Lunney 79'
Defender
Dan Casey 4
Defender
Anto Breslin 3
Defender
Conor Levingston 14
66'
66Subbed Off: Keith Ward 66'
Midfielder
Daniel Grant 12
Scored: 20'
Midfielder
Dawson Devoy 28
Midfielder
Keith Buckley 16
79'
79Subbed Off: Michael Barker 79'
Midfielder
Promise Omochere 30
75'
75Subbed Off: Ross Tierney 75'
Forward
Andre Wright 15
Scored: 16'
Scored: 52'
75'
75Subbed Off: Dinny Corcoran 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Keith Ward 10
66'
66Subbed On: Conor Levingston 66'
Midfield
Ross Tierney 26
75'
75Subbed On: Promise Omochere 75'
Midfield
Stephen McGuinness 25
Goalkeeper
Glen McAuley 19
Forward
JJ Lunney 8
79'
79Subbed On: Rob Cornwall 79'
Midfield
Dinny Corcoran 9
75'
75Subbed On: Andre Wright 75'
Forward
Michael Barker 23
79'
79Subbed On: Keith Buckley 79'
Defender
Cork City
1 Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
25 Uniss Kargbo
Defender
Booked: 37'
Jake O'Brien
Defender
Booked: 38'
17 Kevin O'Connor
Defender
23 Joseph Olowu
Defender
15 Dale Holland
Midfielder
22 Deshane Dalling
Midfielder
31 Cian Bargary
Midfielder 79'
79Subbed Off: Henry Ochieng 79'
6 GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfielder
Booked: 80'
14 Cory Galvin
Forward 87'
87Subbed Off: Cian Murphy 87'
28 Ricardo Dinanga
Forward 66'
66Subbed Off: Sean Kennedy 66'

Substitutes
Sean Kennedy
Midfield 66'
66Subbed On: Ricardo Dinanga 66'
Kit Elliott
Forward
21 Liam Bossin
Goalkeeper
3 Alan Bennett
Defender
24 Cian Murphy
Forward 87'
87Subbed On: Cory Galvin 87'
5 Henry Ochieng
Midfield 79'
79Subbed On: Cian Bargary 79'
Booked: 82'
4 Rob Slevin
Defender