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Date: 8 p.m. April 20, 2018
Venue: Dalymount Park
Ref: Paul McLaughlin
Att:
TV: Eir Sport

Scored: 10'
- Colm Horgan 10'

Scored: 65'
- Graham Cummins 65'



League Preview: Bohemians -v- Cork City

Fri, Apr 20 2018

City ran out deceptively hard-fought 3-0 winners at Turner's Cross last month. Credit: Steve Alfred

BOHEMIANS

After a mixed week, highlighted by last week's 2-1 derby day defeat of Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians will aim to push on once again with the challenge of Cork City (kick off 8pm, live on Eir Sport).

Following the rush of blood of derby day, Monday stalled the Gypsies' momentum with a 3-1 loss away to Derry City.

“We're playing the double winners so everything has to be right - both performance and atmosphere,” manager Keith Long told the club's official website.

“Cork are champions for a reason. If you're not ready for them, they will punish you."

Drawing on last Friday’s atmosphere and experience, Long rallied players and supporters ahead of this six-pointer for both sides,

He said: "Our crowd out in Tallaght last week was excellent. The scenes at the end between players and fans were beautiful.

"You close your eyes at the end when the winner went in and listen to the noise. That's what it's all about. That's what you want from football.

"But you can't dwell on that. The challenge for us all is to reproduce that intensity and create more nights like those.

"We need our fans behind us, particularly when it's 0-0, if you're a goal down or if the game is in the balance. That's when we need our fans the most.”

Bohs captain Derek Pender is a doubt, with Paddy Kavanagh is suspended. Oscar Brennan is injured, along with Cristian Magerusan and Ryan Swan.

 

CORK CITY

After a return from grace with back-to-back 1-0 wins against St. Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers, City will be hoping to keep the momentum going against Bohemians this evening.

Speaking ahead of the game, Cork City boss John Caulfield was full of praise for the Dublin side.

“They have some fantastic young players with real energy and pace, but they also have some wise heads with a lot of experience,” Caulfield told the club's website.

“We’ve seen from watching them that they have a lot of pace and movement, and when you have pace, you’re going to cause teams problems.”

Caulfield was quick to add the fortitude of Dalymount adding to the occasion, while drawing on his previous history at the old ground,

“We have always found it difficult going to Bohs. If you look at last year, we were going for the league and we ended up with a 0-0 draw in a game we could possibly have lost.

“We know it will be a very tough game and we know that, if we don’t play well, we won’t take points.”

In team news City will be without the suspended Steven Beattie and Garry Buckley, while Johnny Dunleavy and Alan Bennet remain sidelined through injury.


 

Referee: Paul McLaughlin


 

MATCH STATS

Tonight’s tie is the second meeting between the sides this season following City’s 3-0 win at Turners Cross in March. Goals from Graham Cummins, Kieran Sadlier and Karl Sheppard.

Bohemians' last win over City at Dalymount was in July 2014 with the sides drawing twice and City winning three since.


 

BETTING

Bohemians 9/2 Draw 5/2 8/13 Cork City.

PREDICTION

Bohemians 1 – 1 Bohemians


 

Cork City:

Injured: Alan Bennett, Johnny Dunleavy.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Steven Beattie, Gary Buckley.


 

Bohemians:

Injured: Oscar Brennan, Cristian Magerusan and Ryan Swan.

Doubtful: Derek Pender

Suspended: Paddy Kavanagh.



Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Darragh Leahy
Defender
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Daniel Byrne
Defender
Dylan Watts
Midfielder
Keith Ward
Midfielder
Ian Morris
Midfielder
JJ Lunney
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Midfielder
Keith Buckley
Midfielder
Eoghan Stokes
Forward
Daniel Grant
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Forward

Substitutes
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Rob Manley
Forward
Patrick Kirk
Defender
Philip Gannon
Midfield
Kevin Devaney
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Midfield
Dan Casey
Defender
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Sean McLoughlin
Defender
Conor McCarthy
Defender
Colm Horgan
Defender
10Scored: 10'
Shane Griffin
Defender 71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfielder
63Booked: 63'
Conor McCormack
Midfielder
Jimmy Keohane
Midfielder
Karl Sheppard
Forward 54'
54Subbed Off: 54'
Barry McNamee
Forward
Graham Cummins
Forward
65Scored: 65'
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'

Substitutes
Kieran Sadlier
Midfield
54Subbed On: 54'
54'
Josh O'Hanlon
Midfield
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
Danny Kane
Defender
Michael Howard
Forward
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Aaron Barry
Defender
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
Defender


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