IRE D1
Date: 7:15 p.m. April 1, 2017
Venue: St. Colman's Park
Ref: Tom Dempsey
Att: 354

Ben O'Riordan 65' -
Scored: 65'




League Report: Cobh Ramblers 1 - 0 UCD

Sat, Apr 01 2017

Ben O'Riordan celebrates the only goal of the game, his first senior goal, which helped Cobh back to the top of the First Division. Credit: Steve Alfred

Cobh Ramblers moved joint top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division table after getting back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over UCD on Saturday night.

 

A Ben O’Riordan goal, his first ever for the club, was enough to see Stephen Henderson’s men pick up all three points as they reacted in the best way possible from their first defeat of the season a week earlier against Cabinteely.

 

Ramblers now have 11 points from six games played, the same as Waterford United. It sets things up for what should be a tasty top of the table Munster Derby clash in the RSC next Friday night.

 

The first half will not last too long in the memory, a very cagey affair with neither side doing enough to create any clear cut chances.

 

UCD had the better of possession but despite the best efforts of Simon Power, who was one of the main threats going forward for the away side all night, neither team could be separated at the end of the opening half.

 

There was an improvement to proceedings after the half time break. Despite both teams looking a bit more menacing in the attacking third, it would be Ramblers who would take the lead in the 63rd minute.

 

Cobh were awarded a free kick on the right hand side, which was swung in by Ian Mylod.  His ball in found Charlie Fleming in the box, who headed the ball across goal for O’Riordan to nod the ball into the back of the net.

 

UCD searched intently for an equalising goal and they came close near the end, as Power went on a great run into the box on the counter-attack, but he would shoot left and wide at the crucial moment.

 

Ramblers held their own and were resolute to see the game out to its conclusion and pick up all three points, securing their third victory of the season in the process.

 

 

Cobh Ramblers: Paul Hunt; Ian Mylod, James McSweeney, Ben O’Riordan, Charlie Fleming; Scott McCarthy (Ross Mann 88), Craig Donnellan (Jason Abbott 83), Cian Coleman, Karl Caulfield, Stephen Christopher; Dean Swords (Matthew Whelan 57).

Subs not used: Michael Sadys, Shane Lowth, Kyle McNamara, Chris McCarthy.

Booked: None.

 

UCD: Niall Corbet; Daniel Tobin(Maxi Kouogun 71), Liam Scales, Josh Collins (Rob Manley 90), Evan Osam; Greg Sloggett, Cian Kavanagh; Daire O’Connor, Jason McClelland (Ben Hanrahan 74), Simon Power; Georgie Kelly.

Subs not used: Sean Coyne, Conor Kearns, Gareth Coughlan, Sean Byrne.

Booked: Liam Scales (76).

 

Referee: Tom Dempsey.

Attendance: 200 (estimate).

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Ian Mylod (Cobh Ramblers).

 

 



Cobh Ramblers
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Ben O'Riordan
65Scored: 65'
Defender
Ian Mylod
Defender
James McSweeney
Defender
Charlie Fleming
Defender
Scott McCarthy
88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Midfielder
Craig Donnellan
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
Midfielder
Cian Coleman
Midfielder
Stephen Christopher
Midfielder
Karl Caulfield
Midfielder
Dean Swords
57'
57Subbed Off: 57'
Forward

Substitutes
Matthew Whelan
57'
57Subbed On: 57'
Forward
Michal Sadys
Goalkeeper
Kyle McNamara
Defender
Chris McCarthy
Defender
Ross Mann
88'
88Subbed On: 88'
Forward
Shane Lowth
Defender
Jason Abbott
84'
84Subbed On: 84'
Midfield
UCD
Niall Corbet
Goalkeeper
Liam Scales
Defender
75Booked: 75'
Evan Osam
Defender
Josh Collins
Defender 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Dan Tobin
Defender 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
Simon Power
Midfielder
Daire O'Connor
Midfielder
Jason McClelland
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Cian Kavanagh
Midfielder
George Kelly
Forward

Substitutes
Rob Manley
Forward
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Maxim Kouogun
Defender
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
Conor Kearns
Goalkeeper
Ben Hanrahan
Forward
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
Sean Coyne
Defender
Gareth Coughlan
Forward
Sean Byrne
Defender


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