First
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 27, 2020
Venue: St Colman's Park
0 - 0
FT

Red: 90'
- Dara McGuinness 90' + 3'


League Report: Cobh Ramblers 0 - 0 Shamrock Rovers II

Wed, Oct 28 2020

None Credit: Steve Alfred

A 0-0 draw against Shamrock Rovers II wasn’t enough for Cobh Ramblers to clinch a place in the First Division playoffs on Tuesday evening at St. Colman’s Park.

Even though results went their way throughout the First Division, especially with Galway’s draw against UCD and Cabinteely’s loss to Drogheda, Stuart Ashton’s side did everything but put the ball in the back of the net for the three points.

Cobh started the game at a frenzied pace. Darryl Walsh swung in an early cross for Conor Drinan who narrowly missed the target. Stephen O’Leary had a furious attempt from distance which was caught easily by Leon Pohls.

While the home side dominated the first half in search of that all important goal, the Hoops were able to push forward and create chances.

A back heel from a corner led to cheers, but the ball had hit the side netting. Moments later Rovers thought they had a penalty after, but John Ryan was given a yellow card for simulation.

A free kick from Adam Emakhu went close, but it didn’t panic Sean Barron in goal for the Rams.

Ian Turner, who won the First Division with Cork City in 2011, had a shot go narrowly wide from the restart of the second half.

Chances built up for the Rams, but each and every time the Hoops were saved by either a combination of their defensive rigidity or the tiniest or margins.

Pohls was fantastic in commanding his area and rallying the Rovers defensive line. On top of this he produced an excellent save to deny Pierce Philips midway through the half.

The chance, where everything seemed to stop and slow down for Cobh, fell to Drinan at literally the last second of the game.

The Carrigaline local swung his head, sure to have put his side into the play-offs, but instead the ball dropped wide, and the Rams were left holding their heads in frustration.

The final whistle pierced the tension and Cobh were left in disbelief after doing everything possible to put the back of the net.

 

Cobh Ramblers: Sean Barron (gk), John Kavanagh, Stephen O’Leary (Chris O’Leary 79), Charlie Lyons, Ian Turner (Darragh Crowley 62) Pierce Philips, Naythan Coleman (Dave Hurley 56), Lee Devitt, Conor Drinan, Darryl Walsh, Greg Henry.

Subs not used: Gavin Ryan, Ben O’Riordan, Martin Coughlan.

Booked: Charlie Lyons (44), Pierce Philips (63).

 

Shamrock Rovers II: Leon Pohls (gk), Sam Curtis, Oisin Hand, Cole Omorehiomnan, Adam Wells, John Ryan, Dean McMenamin, Darragh Nugent, Kevin Zefi (Jamie Doyle 56), Adam Emakhu (Danila Bogdanov 79), Michael Leddy (Darren Prendergast 56).

Subs not used: Kian Clarke, Conan Noonan, Toby Owens, Dara McGuinness.

Booked: John Ryan, Dean McMenamy (68), Darren Prendergast (72), Darragh McGuinness (81).

Sent off: Darragh McGuiness (90+3).

 

Referee: Marc Lynch

Extratime.com Player of the Match: Stephen O’Leary (Cobh Ramblers).


Cobh Ramblers
Sean Barron
Goalkeeper
Stephen O'Leary 4
80'
80Subbed Off: Christopher O'Reilly 80'
Defender
Charlie Lyons 6
Booked: 44'
Defender
John Kavanagh 2
Defender
Nathan Coleman
57'
57Subbed Off: David Hurley 57'
Defender
Darryl Walsh 21
Defender
Greg Henry
Midfielder
Conor Drinan
Midfielder
© Pierce Phillips 8
Booked: 63'
Midfielder
Ian Turner 7
62'
62Subbed Off: Darragh Crowley 62'
Midfielder
Lee Devitt Molloy 16
Forward

Substitutes
David Hurley 10
57'
57Subbed On: Nathan Coleman 57'
Midfield
Darragh Crowley
62'
62Subbed On: Ian Turner 62'
Midfield
Martin Coughlan 18
Midfield
Christopher O'Reilly
80'
80Subbed On: Stephen O'Leary 80'
Midfield
Ben O'Riordan 5
Defender
Gavin Ryan 13
Goalkeeper
Shamrock Rovers II
Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
34 Adam Wells
Defender
32 Cole Omorehiomnan
Defender
53 Oisin Hand
Defender
Sam Curtis
Defender
John Ryan
Midfielder
Booked: 33'
37 Darragh Nugent
Midfielder
47 Dean McMenamy
Midfielder
Booked: 72'
80'
80Subbed Off: Dara McGuinness 80'
38 Aidomo Emakhu
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: Danila Bogdanov 80'
77 Kevin Zefi
Midfielder 66'
66Subbed Off: Darren Prendergast 66'
62 Michael Leddy
Forward 66'
66Subbed Off: Jamie Doyle 66'

Substitutes
19 Dean Williams
Forward
36 Darren Prendergast
Midfield 66'
66Subbed On: Kevin Zefi 66'
Booked: 68'
46 Toby Owens
Midfield
40 Conan Noonan
Midfield
Dara McGuinness
Unknown 80'
80Subbed On: Dean McMenamy 80'
Booked: 81'
Sent Off: 90'
Booked: 90'
56 Jamie Doyle
Midfield 66'
66Subbed On: Michael Leddy 66'
30 Kian Clarke
Goalkeeper
43 Danila Bogdanov
Forward 80'
80Subbed On: Aidomo Emakhu 80'