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Date: 7:45 p.m. March 23, 2018
Venue: Tolka Park
Att: 602
TV:

David O'Sullivan 45' + 2' -
Scored: 45'




League Preview: Shelbourne - V - Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Mar 23 2018

Credit: Eoin Smith

SHELBOURNE

Shelbourne host Cobh Ramblers at Tolka Park on Friday night on the back of an exciting 3-2 victory over fellow promotion chasers Longford Town.

A hattrick against his former side helped striker David Sullivan endear himself to the Shels faithful on what was his home debut.

Owen Heary’s men have endured a mixed start to their 2018 campaign, losing away to UCD before picking up a point away at Finn Harps and securing their first win last Friday night.

Shels will be without Dave Mulchay, Mark Hughes and Aidan Collins for the visit of the Munster outfit as the trio continue to nurse respective injuries.

COBH RAMBLERS

Like Shelbourne, Cobh have had a mixed bag in terms of results in their opening three games.

An opening night comeback against Longford that saw Henderson’s men bounce back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 was an adequate start.  Cobh then followed that up by beating Cabinteely 1-0 in Stradbrook before succumbing to a 2-0 defeat at home to Finn harps last weekend.

Anthony McAlavey is sure to be involved in most good things about Henderson’s side this campaign after the forward moved from Waterford in the winter.

Referee: John McLoughlin

MATCH STATS

Cobh are unbeaten in their last two trips to Tolka Park.

Shelbourne’s last home league defeat came at the hands of Stephen Henderson’s men last August.

Shelbourne haven’t kept a clean-sheet since last June when they drew 0-0 with Longford Town at Tolka Park.

BETTING

Shelboure 8/11; Draw 12/5; Cobh Ramblers.

PREDICTION

Shelbourne 2-1 Cobh Ramblers

Shelbourne

Injured: Aidan Collins, Mark Hughes, Dave Mulcahy.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Cobh Ramblers

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.



Shelbourne
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Derek Prendergast
82Booked: 82'
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Alan Byrne
44'
44Subbed Off: 44'
Defender
James Brown
55Booked: 55'
Defender
Dayle Rooney
Midfielder
James O'Brien
Midfielder
Dylan Grimes
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Midfielder
Adam Evans
Midfielder
James English
Midfielder
David O'Sullivan
45Scored: 45'
Forward

Substitutes
Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
Arran Molloy
44'
44Subbed On: 44'
Defender
Reece McEnteer
Defender
Cian Kavanagh
Midfield
Shane Farrell
Forward
Jamie Doyle
Midfield
Gavin Boyne
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Defender
Cobh Ramblers
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Ian Mylod
Defender
James McSweeney
Defender
Ben O'Riordan
Defender
Adam O'Sullivan
Defender 76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Kevin Taylor
Defender
Darren Murphy
Midfielder
Anthony McAlavey
Midfielder
David Hurley
Midfielder 86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Pierce Phillips
Midfielder
Cian Leonard
Forward 65'
65Subbed Off: 65'

Substitutes
Adam Mylod
Goalkeeper
Jaze Kabia
Midfield
65Subbed On: 65'
65'
Denzil Fernandes
Midfield
Stephen Christopher
Midfield
76Subbed On: 76'
76'
Michal Sadys
Goalkeeper
Andrew Wall
Defender
86Subbed On: 86'
86'


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