First
Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
0 - 1
FT

Mikey Place 89' -
Red: 89'


Scored: 9'
- Ian Turner 9'


League Preview: Galway United -v- Cobh Ramblers

Thu, Sep 24 2020

None Credit: Clare McCahill

Galway United

Galway are looking to keep that winning feeling when they host Cobh Ramblers at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Tribesmen have experienced a major change in fortunes since John Caulfield took over as manager earlier this season.

United have won their last five games in a row, clinching their most recent win on Monday night when Stephen Christopher struck a free-kick into the back of the net in the 99th minute.

With Ramblers just three points behind Galway another win would be an important step in clinching a playoff berth with just five games remaining in the First Division.

“I know a lot of the Cobh Ramblers players, they’re a good team,” manager John Caulfield said, speaking to the club’s website.

“Cobh are challenging for the play-offs and they’re an extremely high energy team, so we know what to expect from them.

“We’re on a great run at the moment ourselves and hopefully we can keep that going.

“Cobh have picked up a few big results in recent weeks, beating Drogheda United and Longford Town, so we know it will be another difficult game.

“We’re looking to keep things going and hopefully the supporters that are at the game will make a good atmosphere once again.”

Cobh Ramblers

Ramblers are suffering from a reverse in their fortunes compared to their opponents on Friday night.

Stuart Ashton’s side had been in a good run of form losing just one First Division game from when the season re-started up until the beginning of September.

They have now lost three on the trot with UCD, Athlone Town and Bray Wanderers all coming out on top in recent weeks against the Cork side.

Cobh now find themselves three points off the playoffs and an inform Galway United could increase that gap further this weekend.

Referee: Gavin Colfer

MATCH STATS

Galway United are on a five match winning streak coming into Friday night’s game.

A win over Cobh could see Galway move into the playoff positions in the First Division.

The last time the sides met they played out a 2-2 draw at St Colman’s Park.

BETTING

Galway United 8/13; Draw 11/4; Cobh Ramblers 7/2.

PREDICTION

Galway United 1–0 Cobh Ramblers

Galway United

Injured: Micheál Schlingermann, Conor Melody and Cian Murphy.

Doubtful: Shane Doherty, Timmy Molloy and Conor Barry.

Suspended: Marc Ludden.

Cobh Ramblers

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Galway United
Kevin Horgan
Goalkeeper 46'
46Subbed Off: Matthew Connor 46'
Timo Parthoens
Booked: 84'
Defender
Cian Murphy
Defender
Jack Lynch
Defender
Killian Brouder
Defender
Sam Warde
72'
72Subbed Off: Vinny Faherty 72'
Midfielder
Carlton Ubaezuonu
56'
56Subbed Off: Timmy Molloy 56'
Midfielder
© Shane Duggan
Booked: 38'
81'
81Subbed Off: Donal Higgins 81'
Midfielder
Stephen Christopher
Midfielder
Mikey Place
Sent Off: 89'
Forward
Enda Curran
Booked: 45'
57'
57Subbed Off: Wilson Waweru 57'
Forward

Substitutes
Wilson Waweru
57'
57Subbed On: Enda Curran 57'
Midfield
Caoilfhionn O’Dea
Unknown
Timmy Molloy
56'
56Subbed On: Carlton Ubaezuonu 56'
Forward
Christopher Horgan
Midfield
Donal Higgins
81'
81Subbed On: Shane Duggan 81'
Midfield
Vinny Faherty
72'
72Subbed On: Sam Warde 72'
Forward
Matthew Connor
46'
46Subbed On: Kevin Horgan 46'
Goalkeeper
Cobh Ramblers
Sean Barron
Goalkeeper
21 Darryl Walsh
Defender
Booked: 84'
6 Charlie Lyons
Defender
2 John Kavanagh
Defender
Nathan Coleman
Defender 62'
62Subbed Off: Conor Drinan 62'
7 Ian Turner
Midfielder
Scored: 9'
8 Pierce Phillips ©
Midfielder
Booked: 50'
Greg Henry
Midfielder
16 Lee Devitt Molloy
Midfielder
Darragh Crowley
Midfielder 81'
81Subbed Off: Christopher O'Reilly 81'
10 David Hurley
Forward
Booked: 45'

Substitutes
3 Kevin Taylor
Defender
13 Gavin Ryan
Goalkeeper
Christopher O'Reilly
Midfield 81'
81Subbed On: Darragh Crowley 81'
4 Stephen O'Leary
Midfield
Conor Drinan
Defender 62'
62Subbed On: Nathan Coleman 62'
Cathal Crowley
Defender
18 Martin Coughlan
Midfield