First
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 9, 2020
Venue:
0 - 3
FT

Scored: 17'
- Matthew O'Brien 17'

Peno Scored: 82'
- Rob Manley 82'

Scored: 84'
- Rob Manley 84'


League Preview: Cabinteely -v- Longford Town

Thu, Oct 08 2020

None Credit: Steve Alfred

CABINTEELY

Pat Devlin’s Cabinteely will be looking to continue their impressive recent run of form against Longford Town when they welcome the Red and Black to Stradbrook on Friday evening (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

The Green and White’s head into the game fresh from a morale-boosting late win over Cobh Ramblers last time out.

Former Sunderland academy star Jack Connolly gave Cabo a first-half lead, but it was shortly wiped out by Charlie Lyons’ equaliser minutes later.

And after going close on a number of occasions during a strong second-half display, they were rewarded for their efforts as Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters netted an injury time winner.

“There is a lot still to play for with several clubs involved,” Pat Devlin told his club’s media team.

“We need to get wins; we need to play well; we need to be organised and disciplined. And we need a little bit of luck.”

He added: “The players were great last week in Cobh. Each game itself will bring more importance. Our focus is on Longford and doing our best to get all three points.”

They now welcome a beleaguered Longford Town to Stradbrook, a side who they have lost against just once at their home venue.

The South Dubliners also came out on top the last time both teams met, running out comprehensive 3-1 winners over Daire Doyle’s charges.  

In terms of team news for tomorrow evening’s game, Cabinteely welcome back Shane Barnes to the fold following a recent suspension.

 

LONGFORD TOWN

After succumbing to a dismal 6-2 defeat at home to Galway United last week, Longford Town will be eyeing their second win in the capital on the spin when they visit Stradbrook.

Town have a wretched recent run of results against Cabo – winless in their last six games – and they will be out to right that wrong this weekend.

The Red and Black raced into a two-goal lead last week against Galway United through goals from Adam Evans and Rob Manley.

However, their lead was halved just before the break by Marc Ludden, and it would soon fall apart in the second-half for Daire Doyle’s charges.

Ludden grabbed his second just moments into the second-half, before Carlton Ubaezuonu put the Tribesmen in front before the hour mark.

Five minutes later he put John Caulfield’s side two-up to make it 4-2, while both he and Wilson Waweru bagged late on to complete the rout.

The result all but ended Longford’s feint hope of clinching the First Division title, but they do remain in third on goal difference, however.

Longford have not confirmed team news as of yet but they are expected to have a close to fully fit squad to choose from.

 

Referee: Rob Harvey.

 

MATCH STATS

Longford Town have failed to defeat Cabinteely in any of their previous six competitive outings against one another.

The Red and Black have only ever won once at Stradbrook – with their sole win at the South Dublin venue coming in September 2017.

Cabinteely have not won any of their previous four home league games, with their last victory at Stradbrook coming against Cobh Ramblers on August 14th.

BETTING

Cabinteely 17/10; Draw 23/10; Longford Town 13/10.

PREDICTION

Cabinteely 1 - 0 Longford Town

 

Cabinteely.

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

 

Longford Town

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.


Cabinteely
Corey Chambers 25
Goalkeeper
Daniel Blackbyrne 2
Booked: 81'
Defender
Jonny Carlin 3
76'
76Subbed Off: Luke Clucas 76'
Defender
Conor Keeley 5
Defender
Kevin Knight
Defender
Jack Connolly
46'
46Subbed Off: Dylan Thornton 46'
Midfielder
Keith Dalton 7
32'
32Subbed Off: Shane Barnes 32'
Midfielder
Paul Fox 11
76'
76Subbed Off: Steven Kinsella 76'
Midfielder
Eoin Massey 15
Booked: 23'
46'
46Subbed Off: Vilius Labutis 46'
Midfielder
Zak O'Neill 8
Midfielder
Marty Waters
Forward

Substitutes
Shane Barnes 12
32'
32Subbed On: Keith Dalton 32'
Forward
Mitchell Byrne
Defender
Benjamin Clark
Goalkeeper
Luke Clucas 9
76'
76Subbed On: Jonny Carlin 76'
Midfield
Steven Kinsella
76'
76Subbed On: Paul Fox 76'
Forward
Vilius Labutis 16
46'
46Subbed On: Eoin Massey 46'
Midfield
Dylan Thornton 21
46'
46Subbed On: Jack Connolly 46'
Booked: 90'
Midfield
Longford Town
1 Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
2 Shane Elworthy
Defender
22 Joseph Manley
Defender
5 Michael McDonnell
Defender
21 Aaron McNally
Defender
16 Aodh Dervin
Midfielder
4 Dylan Hand
Midfielder
17 Matthew O'Brien
Midfielder
Scored: 17'
Booked: 51'
74'
74Subbed Off: Karl Chambers 74'
20 Dean Byrne
Forward 85'
85Subbed Off: Niall Barnes 85'
11 Adam Evans
Forward 87'
87Subbed Off: Lido Lotefa 87'
8 Rob Manley
Forward
Peno Scored: 82'
Scored: 84'

Substitutes
12 Niall Barnes
Midfield 85'
85Subbed On: Dean Byrne 85'
19 Karl Chambers
Forward 74'
74Subbed On: Matthew O'Brien 74'
18 Luke Dennison
Unknown
32 Joe Gorman
Defender
7 Dylan Grimes
Midfield
Lido Lotefa
Forward 87'
87Subbed On: Adam Evans 87'
15 Aaron McCabe
Forward