First
Date: 7 p.m. Sept. 12, 2020
Venue: St Colman's Park

John Kavanagh 37' -
Red: 37'


OG: 24'
- Ben O'Riordan 24'

Scored: 56'
- Yousef Mahdy 56'

Scored: 67'
- Liam Kerrigan 67'

Scored: 68'
- Colm Whelan 68'

Scored: 72'
- Yousef Mahdy 72'

Scored: 89'
- Colm Whelan 89'


League Report: Cobh Ramblers 0 - 6 UCD

Sat, Sep 12 2020

St. Colman's Park Credit: Steve Alfred

Dylan O’Connell reports from St. Coleman's Park

UCD made a serious statement on Saturday with their First Division title aspirations with a 6-0 win over Cobh Ramblers at St. Coleman’s Park. 

Goals from Yoyo Mahdy (2), Colm Whelan (2) and Liam Kerrigan, along with an own goal from Charlie Lyons, leaped the Students up to fourth in the table just three points off the top. 

The result in East Cork also pushed Cabinteely into fifth place, three points from Cobh Ramblers who stay in sixth, just outside the play-off places. 

Coming into the game the teams were level on points separated by a mere two goals with Cobh looking for their fifth consecutive win in the league. 

Stuart Ashton named an unchanged team from Monday’s 1-0 win away to Shamrock Rovers II. Andy Myler made just the one change from Monday’s 3-0 loss at home to Galway United, with Luke Boore coming in for Evan Osam. 

The Students, through Kerrigan, commanded the play from kick off. With each and every attack for UCD, he was there either linking up play or putting in the final ball. While he didn’t get the final touch for the opening goal, it was his shot that led to the deflection from Lyon’s that made it 1-0.

Cobh’s night went from bad to worse five minutes later when a seemingly benign challenge from John Kavanagh led to referee Mark Moynihan producing a second yellow and a red card. 

The second half started well for the home side, who charged forward in search of an equaliser. This period saw a good spell in possession from Cobh, but their only chance went wide through a free header from Conor Drinan. 

Ten minutes into the half and Mahdy doubled UCD’s lead. The forward nicked his ninth goal of the season after running on unmarked to fire cleanly passed Sean Barron. 

The moment that turned the game on its head was a goal line clearance from Michael Gallagher. Cobh broke through Martin Coughlan, who had his shot saved by Lorcan Healy, and the defender knocked a follow through from Christopher O’Rielly off the line. UCD then countered and at the end of the move was Kerrigan, who tapped the ball in. 

At the end of the fifth goal was Mahdy who turned in a cross from Michael Gallagher. The fifth came through Whelan who then made it 6-0 at the stroke of full time after turning in another cross from Gallagher. 

Cobh Ramblers: Sean Barron, John Kavanagh, Stephen O’Leary (Martin Coughlan 60), Ben O’Riordan, Charlie Lyons, Ian Turner (Christopher O’Reilly 60), Dave Hurley, Naythan Coleman, Lee Devitt, Conor Drinan, Greg Henry. 

Subs not used: Kevin Taylor (gk), Gavin Ryan, Jack Leonard, Darryl Walsh, Darragh Crowley. 

Booked: Greg Henry (38), Charlie Lyons, Ben O’Riordan. 

Sent off: John Kavanagh (37)

UCD: Lorcan Healy, Michael Gallagher, Josh Collins, Luke Boore, Harry McEvoy, Mark Dignam (Evan Weir 75), Paul Doyle, Jack Keaney (Adam Verdon 78), Liam Kerrigan (Eoin Farrell 75) , Yoyo Mahdy (Danu Kinsella Bishop 78), Colm Whelan. 

Subs not used: Eoghan O’Sullivan (gk), Michael O’Keane. 

Referee: Mark Moynihan

Extratime.com Player of the Match: Liam Kerrigan (UCD)


Cobh Ramblers
Sean Barron
Goalkeeper
Naythan Coleman
Defender
Conor Drinan
Defender
John Kavanagh 2
37Sent off: 37'
Defender
Charlie Lyons 6
Defender
Ben O'Riordan 5
24OG: 24'
Defender
Lee Devitt Molloy 16
Midfielder
Greg Henry
36Booked: 36'
Midfielder
David Hurley 10
Midfielder
Stephen O'Leary 4
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Midfielder
Ian Turner 7
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Midfielder

Substitutes
Martin Coughlan 18
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
Midfield
Darragh Crowley
Midfield
Jack Leonard
Forward
Christopher O'Reilly
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
Midfield
Gavin Ryan 13
Goalkeeper
Kevin Taylor 3
Defender
Darryl Walsh 21
Defender
UCD
1 Lorcan Healy
Goalkeeper
6 Luke Boore
Defender
5 Josh Collins
Defender
2 Michael Gallagher
Defender
4 Harry McEvoy
Defender
18 Mark Dignam
Midfielder
21 Paul Doyle
Midfielder
8 Jack Keaney
Midfielder 78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
7 Liam Kerrigan
Midfielder
67Scored: 67'
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
9 Yousef Mahdy
Forward
56Scored: 56'
72Scored: 72'
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
10 Colm Whelan
Forward
68Scored: 68'
89Scored: 89'

Substitutes
Eoin Farrell
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
23 Evan Farrell
Defender
Danu Kinsella Bishop
Forward
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
19 Michael O'Keane
Midfield
20 Eoghan O'Sullivan
Goalkeeper
Adam Verdon
Midfield
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
22 Evan Weir
Defender