First
Date: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2018
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Ref:
Att: 575
TV:

Chris Mulhall 5' -
Scored: 5'


Dean Zambra 43' -
Scored: 43'


Scored: 65'
- Andrew Wall 65'

Scored: 81'
- Cian Leonard 81'



League Preview: Longford Town -v- Cobh Ramblers

Sat, Feb 24 2018

Credit: Steve Alfred

LONGFORD TOWN

Longford Town manager Neale Fenn has been a busy man during the off-season bringing in no less than fifteen new players ahead of the new campaign.

 

There have also been a number of significant departures including the clubs leading all time goal scorer David O’Sullivan who moved to Shelbourne during the off-season.

 

The new arrivals include recent Premier Division winner Darren Meenan, striker Chris Mulhall, Jamie Hollywood and a welcome return for wing wizard Dylan McGlade.

 

Both of these sides will have ambitions for promotion this season and Fenn will be hoping for a better return of points from this fixture compared to last season.

 

Both teams played each other four times last season with Cobh coming out on top on three occasions, a trend that Longford will be hoping to buck on Saturday evening.

 

Longford have reported no injury concerns ahead of the game.

 

COBH RAMBLERS

Stephen Henderson is heading into the new season with a youthful side to manage but is positive as always looking ahead towards the coming months.

 

Adam O Sullivan, Jack Lynch, Pierce Phillips and Denzil Fernandes are a few of the new arrivals to the club for the new season and Henderson’s is aiming for a top four finish and a chance at the playoffs.

 

Cobh had a fine season last year finishing in 2nd place but the usual playoff structure was scrapped for one season to allow both divisions to start as ten team leagues this season and so missed out on a possible play off.

 

Cobh have reported no injuries before the fixture on Saturday evening.

 

Referee: Damien McGrath

 

MATCH STATS

These sides met each other on four occasions last season with Cobh coming out on top in three of the four fixtures.

 

Cobh finished thirteen points clear of Longford Town last season and finished in 2nd and 5th respectively.

 

BETTING

Longford Town 13/10; Draw 11/5; Cobh 9/5

 

PREDICTION

Longford Town 2-1 Cobh Ramblers

 

Longford Town

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

 

Cobh Ramblers:

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Longford Town
Michael Kelly
Goalkeeper
Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
Shane O'Connor
Defender
Alan Kehoe
Defender
Shane Elworthy
Defender
Chris Mulhall
5Scored: 5'
Midfielder
Darren Meenan
87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Midfielder
Michael McDonnell
Midfielder
Peter Hopkins
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
43Scored: 43'
Midfielder
Sam Verdon
Forward

Substitutes
Tristan Noack Hofmann
Defender
Jamie Hollywood
Midfield
Evan Galvin
87'
87Subbed On: 87'
Midfield
Aodh Dervin
Midfield
Karl Chambers
Forward
Cian Byrne
Midfield
Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
Cobh Ramblers
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Adam O'Sullivan
Defender 71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Ben O'Riordan
Defender
James McSweeney
Defender
Jack Lynch
Defender
53Booked: 53'
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
Charlie Fleming
Defender
Ian Mylod
Midfielder
Darren Murphy
Midfielder
David Hurley
Midfielder
Anthony McAlavey
Forward
Cian Leonard
Forward
81Scored: 81'

Substitutes
Andrew Wall
Defender
56Subbed On: 56'
56'
65Scored: 65'
Kevin Taylor
Defender
Adam Mylod
Goalkeeper
Denzil Fernandes
Midfield
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
John Dineen
Midfield
Stephen Christopher
Midfield
Karl Caulfield
Midfield


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