First
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 28, 2021
Venue:
0 - 2
FT

Scored: 5'
- Kyle Robinson 5'

Scored: 62'
- Jack Doherty 62'

Red: 73'
- Paul Fox 73'


League Preview: Cabinteely -v- Wexford

Thu, May 27 2021

Cabinteely skipper Daniel Blackbyrne Credit: Al Robinson

CABINTEELY

Pat Devlin returns to the dugout this weekend as Cabinteely welcome First Division rivals Wexford to Stradbrook on Friday evening (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

Cabo come into the game sitting pretty in the playoff positions having seen off Treaty United last weekend.

The South Dubliners recorded a 2-1 victory over the Shannonsiders – with Vilius Labutis netting the winner in the 50th minute after Kieran Marty Waters had given his side a half-time lead.

The result saw Cabinteely – who had to make do without the suspended Kevin Knight – move into fourth spot, six points behind league leaders Shelbourne after the end of the first series of games.

“We are under no illusions,” Cabo first-team coach Eddie Gormley told his club’s media team ahead of the game.

“It is going to be a tough task against Wexford, and they have been very unlucky not to get off the mark in recent games.

“We have done really well but it is only the first series of games that are over, but we still have another two to go and there are a lot of points to play for,” he added.

“There a lot of tough games are coming up after the break.”

In terms of team news, Kevin Knight returns from suspension, but Andy O’Brien and Adam Hayden remain out.

WEXFORD

Wexford visit the scene of their most impressive league win in recent times as they take on Cabinteely at Stradbrook.

The Slaneysiders won 5-1 against Cabo in September – with Karl Fitzsimons, Daniel Tobin, Karl Manahan and Patrick O’Sullivan all scoring.

However, Wexford have won just the one league game since – and have had a change of manager in the meantime.

That change only came two weeks ago as Ian Ryan took over from previous boss from Brian O’Sullivan.

Ryan oversaw last week’s 1-0 defeat at home to Bray Wanderers, with his new side impressing at times in their defeat.

The former UCD boss will be hoping that he can engineer their first points of the 2021 season as a result – and he will be able to call upon a full-strength squad in his attempts to on Friday night as Daniel Dobbin returns to the fold from injury.

Referee: Robert Dowling.

 

MATCH STATS

Wexford have scored just two goals so far this season, with both goals coming at Ferrycarrig Park against Cobh Ramblers and Cabinteely.

Cabo have won three of their last five league games – and have won three of their four home league games that have been played this season.

Wexford have won four of the six league games played at Stradbrook – with their last loss coming in 2019 against the South Dubliner’s.

BETTING

Cabinteely 4/7; Draw 14/5; Wexford 15/4.

PREDICTION

Cabinteely 2 - 0 Wexford

 

Cabinteely

Injured: Adam Hayden, Andy O’Brien.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Wexford

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Cabinteely
Harry Halwax
Goalkeeper
Luke McWilliams 19
Defender
Kevin Knight 3
Booked: 64'
Defender
Mitchell Byrne
56'
56Subbed Off: Niall Barnes 56'
Defender
© Daniel Blackbyrne 2
Defender
Zak O'Neill 8
76'
76Subbed Off: Ben Hanrahan 76'
Midfielder
Vilius Labutis 16
76'
76Subbed Off: Luke Clucas 76'
Midfielder
Keith Dalton 7
68'
68Subbed Off: Eoin Massey 68'
Midfielder
Alex Aspil 6
Midfielder
Jem Campion 29
56'
56Subbed Off: Jordan Payne 56'
Forward
Marty Waters 10
Booked: 88'
Forward

Substitutes
Jordan Payne
56'
56Subbed On: Jem Campion 56'
Booked: 69'
Midfield
Jack O'Reilly 27
Defender
Conor Knight 18
Midfield
Joe Hyland 23
Midfield
Ben Hanrahan 14
76'
76Subbed On: Zak O'Neill 76'
Forward
Luke Clucas 9
76'
76Subbed On: Vilius Labutis 76'
Midfield
Lloyd Buckley 24
Defender
Niall Barnes 12
56'
56Subbed On: Mitchell Byrne 56'
Midfield
Kajus Aksamitas
Goalkeeper
Wexford
30 Jimmy Corcoran
Goalkeeper
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
4 Paul Cleary
Defender
5 James Carroll
Defender
23 Luke Turner
Midfielder
8 Karl Manahan ©
Midfielder 82'
82Subbed Off: Jack Larkin 82'
11 Paul Fox
Midfielder
Booked: 49'
Booked: 73'
Sent Off: 73'
7 Conor Crowley
Midfielder
Booked: 41'
Jack Connolly
Midfielder
Booked: 73'
81'
81Subbed Off: Kevin McEvoy 81'
17 Kyle Robinson
Forward
Scored: 5'
Booked: 19'
68'
68Subbed Off: Evan Farrell 68'
10 Jack Doherty
Forward
Scored: 62'
Booked: 70'
76'
76Subbed Off: Charlie Smith 76'

Substitutes
16 Charlie Smith
Defender 76'
76Subbed On: Jack Doherty 76'
15 Kevin McEvoy
Defender 81'
81Subbed On: Jack Connolly 81'
18 Sean Martin
Goalkeeper
12 Jack Larkin
Midfield 82'
82Subbed On: Karl Manahan 82'
21 Harry Groome
Midfield
9 Karl Fitzsimons
Midfield
19 Evan Farrell
Forward 68'
68Subbed On: Kyle Robinson 68'
13 Success Edogun
Unknown
25 Anthony Dolan
Midfield