0 - 2
FT

Scored: 30'
- Ruairi Keating 30'

Scored: 49'
- Wilson Waweru 49'


League Preview: UCD -v- Galway United

Thu, Jul 01 2021

UCD's Colm Whelan is the top scorer in the First Division so far this season. Credit: Steve Alfred

UCD

The Students will be looking to create some distance between themselves and Galway United when they host the Tribesmen in the First Division on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Andy Myler’s men are in second place in the second tier although Treaty United and Galway United are equal on points with the Dublin side.

UCD will be hoping to move beyond Galway outright on Friday night and they managed to return to winning ways last Friday in the South Dublin Derby when they faced off against Cabinteely.

The Students had lost two games in a row coming into that game but goals from Colm Whelan and Liam Kerrigan were enough to see the side past Pat Devlin’s men despite a late goal by Cabo.

The last time the sides met they drew 2-2, during a period of time where the Tribesmen were struggling for form, this could be a tough battle with Galway having won their last three games in a row in the First Division.

GALWAY UNITED

The Tribesmen have been in impeccable form since the mid-season break with three wins in a row coming into this Friday’s fixture.

Wins over Athlone Town and Cabinteely at home and then a hard fought victory over Treaty United last weekend have brough John Caulfield’s side near the top of the table and they could go into second place outright with a win over UCD.

Padraic Cunningham netted for the Tribesmen last week in Markets Field to give the side their third victory in a row, it’s also very promising that they’ve kept two cleans  sheets in a row as they prepare to face one of the tougher front lines in the First Division.

“UCD are another top team so we will have to be at our best to beat them,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.

“We have won three games in a row now as well as keeping two clean sheets. The team has gelled a lot better in the last couple of games and we have looked much more solid which is good.

“You need momentum. Winning games can become a habit, the same as losing games. The next game is the most important game, it is the game that matters.

“There is still a long way to go, this league can be ruthless so you have to take it game by game. All we can do is look after ourselves. When we go to UCD we will need to be on our best form to have any chance of getting a result.”

Just two players are absent from John Caulfield’s squad for the visit to Dublin with Francely Lomboto and Ronan Manning still absent with long term injuries.

Referee: David Keeler

MATCH STATS

The Tribesmen are unbeaten in three games against the Students.

With UCD’s brief stint in the Premier Division during 2019 meaning the sides were kept apart, the Dublin side last beat Galway in July 2018

UCD’s Colm Whelan is the top goal scorer so far this season with ten First Division goals to his name.

BETTING

UCD 7/5; Draw 23/10; Galway United 13/8.

PREDICTION

UCD 1–1 Galway United

UCD

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

Galway United

Injured: Francely Lomboto, Ronan Manning.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


UCD
WSept. 10, 2021
UCD 5 - 2 Cabinteely
LSept. 17, 2021
UCD 2 - 3 Waterford
LSept. 24, 2021
Galway 4 - 1 UCD
LOct. 1, 2021
Wexford 2 - 1 UCD
WOct. 15, 2021
UCD 1 - 0 Cork
Lorcan Healy 1
Goalkeeper
Michael Gallagher 2
Defender
Evan Osam 3
Defender
Sam Todd 22
Defender
Evan Weir 25
Defender
Sean Brennan 27
Midfielder
Paul Doyle 21
Midfielder
Dara Keane 17
Midfielder
© Jack Keaney 6
Midfielder
Liam Kerrigan 7
Midfielder
Colm Whelan 10
Forward

Substitutes
Ciaran Behan 11
Defender
Eoin Farrell 14
Midfield
Donal Higgins 18
Midfield
Danu Kinsella Bishop 9
Forward
Adam Lennon 12
Midfield
Harry McEvoy 4
Defender
Harvey O'Brien 24
Unknown
Adam Verdon 15
Midfield
Carl Williams 16
Goalkeeper
Galway
WSept. 3, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 1 Galway
DSept. 10, 2021
Galway 0 - 0 Treaty United
WSept. 24, 2021
Galway 4 - 1 UCD
WOct. 1, 2021
Cobh 0 - 1 Galway
WOct. 15, 2021
Galway 2 - 1 Wexford
16 Conor Kearns
Goalkeeper
Conor O'Keeffe
Defender
Alex Murphy
Defender
5 Killian Brouder
Defender
4 Gary Boylan
Defender
Mikey Place
Midfielder
6 Maurice Nugent
Midfielder
22 Conor McCormack
Midfielder
David Hurley
Midfielder
Wilson Waweru
Forward
Scored: 49'
7 Ruairi Keating
Forward
Scored: 30'

Substitutes
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Mikie Rowe
Forward
Colin Kelly
Midfield
Christopher Horgan
Midfield
Joe Gorman
Defender
Michael Garrihy
Goalkeeper
8 Shane Duggan
Midfield
11 Shane Doherty
Midfield
9 Padraic Cunningham
Forward

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. July 2, 2021

Venue: The UCD Bowl

Referee: David Keeler

Attendance: Unknown

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