League Preview: Wexford -v- Cobh Ramblers

Fri, May 10 2019

Jaze Kabia and Cian Leonard were both on target when Cobh won 6-1 at St Colman's Park in March. Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

WEXFORD

Wexford will aim to return to the winning trail when they welcome Cobh Ramblers to Ferrycarrig Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Brian O’Sullivan beat Athlone Town on their last Wexford outing two weeks ago but fell to a 2-0 defeat at Galway United seven days ago.

Goals in either half from Conor Barry and Maurice Nugent saw the Tribesman to a victory that lifted them from the foot of the table at Wexford’s expense.

The Rams dished out a 6-1 hiding to Wexford the last time they met at St Colman’s Park, and O’Sullivan will be looking for a much-improved showing this time around.

A rash of injuries contributed to that scoreline, but O’Sullivan finds his squad in much better shape this week, with only Owen McCormack confirmed absent.

COBH RAMBLERS

After a poor start to the season, Cobh Ramblers have found something of a vein of form in recent weeks with five points from their last four games.

Last week saw the Rams share the points away to Athlone Town as a late goal from Gavin Kearney cancelled out Jaze Kabia’s first-half opener.

Kabia is Ramblers’ top scorer this season with six goals from 11 games and is behind only Drogheda’s Mark Doyle and Cabinteely’s Rob Manley in the goalscoring charts.

Cobh haven’t released any team news for this game, but Stephen Henderson has no suspensions to contend with.

Referee: Alan Patchell

MATCH STATS

The sides have met once so far in the league this season as Ramblers ran out rampant 6-1 winners at St Colman’s Park.

Jaze Kabia scored twice that day, while Cian Leonard, Charlie Lyons and Stephen Kenny were also on target.

Wexford haven’t beaten Cobh in the league in eight attempts, and were also beaten by Ramblers on their way to the EA Sports Cup final last season.

BETTING

Wexford 21/10; Draw 9/4; Cobh Ramblers 11/10.

PREDICTION

Wexford 1 – 1 Cobh Ramblers

Wexford

Injured: Owen McCormack.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Cobh Ramblers

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: None.