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Date: 7:45 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017
Venue: St. Colman's Park
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Peno Scored: 22'
- Ian Stapleton 22'



Friendly Report: Cobh Ramblers 0 - 1 Cobh Wanderers

Wed, Jan 25 2017

Stuart Ashton took charge of Ramblers in the absence of Stephen Henderson, who was training for his UEFA Pro License. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

Cobh Wanderers emerged on top of a derby dubbed “El ClassicCobh”with a 1-0 win over Cobh Ramblers as a figure of over €1,500 was raised from spectators as part of a fundraiser for a new playground in the harbour town.

 

Yet, despite the fact the charity raised some much needed funds, it will be the Wanderers supporters who had the biggest reason to cheer if they chose to gamble as a win paid off handsomely: Ladbrokes had quoted Wanderers as big as 10/1 this morning to pull off an upset and by the time of kick off it was knocked down to 9/4.

 

Ramblers had new assistant manager Stuart Ashton in the dugout tonight as boss Stephen Henderson was missing due to training for his pro licence. The first division side had three trialists in their squad with “Trialist B” impressing in particular during his first half cameo on what was a testing pitch for both sides.

 

Wanderers, whose squad is made up predominantly of former Ramblers players, had the first shot of the game with Conor Meade firing low at Paul Hunt.

 

The non-league side, who will contest the Donie Forde Cup final on Saturday, opened the deadlock on 22 minutes when Chris McCarthy was adjudged by referee Graham Kelly to have committed a foul in the box, allowing Ian Stapleton to step up and blast the ball to the back of the net.

 

Ramblers showed rustiness for not having played a game yet this season and failed to trouble Michael Devine in the opposition goal.

 

On the stroke of half time Stephen Griffen saw his free kick from the edge of the box palmed clear by Hunt as both sides headed for the break.

 

Ramblers had two survivors from the opening 45 minutes while Wanderers only made a small number of changes.

 

David Stack’s free kick into the box on 61 minutes was headed off the crossbar and over by Meade as Wanderers tried their best to extend the lead.

 

And Ramblers had their best chance of grabbing an equaliser shortly afterwards when a ball over the top saw Jonathan Creamer shoot straight at Shane Hallahan.

 

Later in the half Creamer was again denied on the line following a goalmouth scramble and Wanderers held out for victory.

 

 

Cobh Ramblers First Half: Paul Hunt, Charlie Fleming, Chris McCarthy, A Trialist, Anthony O’Donnell; B Trialist; Stephen Christopher, Craig Donnellan, Dean Swords, Ian Mylod; Eoin McGreevy.

Second Half: Adam Mylod; Cian Kingston, Scott McCarthy, Ryan Hogan, James McSweeney; Jason Abbott, Shane Lowdth, Craig Donnellan, Anthony O’Donnell; Jonathan Creamer, Matthew Whelan.

Subs not used: C Trialist.

Booked: Craig Donnellan (26), Cian Kingston (66), Anthony O’Donnell (71).

 

Cobh Wanderers: Michael Devine (Shane Hallahan 46); Eoin Hastings (Owen Kinsella 46), Brian Fitzgerald, John Meade (Stephen Bruton 46), Kyle Downing (David Stack 46); Emmet O’Hanlon, Dave Curran (Darren Sylvester 64), Conor Meade; Alan O’Flynn (Shane Geasley 46), Stephen Griffen, Ian Stapleton.

Subs not used: Eddie Nolan, James Stoat, Gary Collins.

Booked: Stephen Bruton (89).

 

Referee: Graham Kelly.

Attendance: 460 (estimate).

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Ian Stapleton (Cobh Wanderers).

 

 



Cobh Ramblers
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
A Trialist
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Defender
Anthony O'Donnell
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Defender
Chris McCarthy
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Defender
Charlie Fleming
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Defender
Ian Mylod
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Craig Donnellan
Midfielder
Stephen Christopher
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Karl Caulfield
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Dean Swords
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Forward
Eoin McGreevy
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Forward

Substitutes
Adam Mylod
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Goalkeeper
James McSweeney
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Defender
Scott McCarthy
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Shane Lowth
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Defender
Cian Kingston
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Defender
Ryan Hogan
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Defender
Jonathan Creamer
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Forward
Jason Abbott
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
B Trialist
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Unknown
Matthew Whelan
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Forward
Cobh Wanderers
Michael Devine
Goalkeeper 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
John Meade
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Eoin Hastings
Defender
Brian Fitzgerald
Defender
Kyle Downing
Defender 48'
48Subbed Off: 48'
Emmet O'Hanlon
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Alan O'Flynn
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Conor Meade
Midfielder
Stephen Griffin
Midfielder
David Curran
Midfielder 60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Ian Stapleton
Forward
22Peno: 22'

Substitutes
David Stack
Defender
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Owen Kinsella
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Shane Hallahan
Goalkeeper
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Shane Geasley
Forward
48Subbed On: 48'
48'
Gary Collins
Defender
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Darren Sylvester
Midfield
60Subbed On: 60'
60'


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