First
Date: 8:45 p.m. March 30, 2018
Venue: St. Colman's Park
Att: 278
TV:

Scored: 20'
- Liam Scales 20'

Scored: 68'
- Maxim Kouogun 68'



League Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- UCD

Fri, Mar 30 2018

Cobh won both meetings at Colman's Park last season by a scoreline of 1-0. Credit: Steve Alfred

COBH RAMBLERS

Cobh Ramblers will look claim an early blow against their promotion rivals UCD when they entertain the Students at St Colman's Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Stephen Henderson's side have endured a mixed start to the season with a win, a draw and a defeat from their three games to date.

Their sole win came away to Cabinteely, while their one home game ended in a 2-0 defeat against Finn Harps.

Last week the Rams were narrow 1-0 losers against Shelbourne at Tolka Park, with the division's leading marksman David O'Sullivan doing the damage on the stroke of half time.

A win at home to UCD could propel Cobh back up into the top half of the table and back into the conversation at the right end of the league.

 

UCD

High-flying UCD briefly went top of the First Division following last week's 2-0 victory away to Athlone Town.

Timmy Molloy and Yoyo Mahdy were on the scoresheet as the Students eventually broke down a stubborn and determined Athlone side.

Collie O'Neill's side currently sit second in the table on goal difference owing to Drogheda's significantly better goalscoring stats (16 to UCD's six).

With Drogs facing a tricky trip to underperforming Cabinteely, a good result at Colman's could easily leave the Students top of the pile once more come 10pm.

 

Referee: Ray Matthews

 

 

MATCH STATS

Cobh and UCD met four times last season as both sides duked it out for an outside chance of beating Waterford to the First Division title.

Each match finished 1-0, with Cobh winning the first three games, including two at home, before UCD returned the favour in September.

 

BETTING

Cobh Ramblers 5/2; Draw 21/10; UCD evens.

 

PREDICTION

Cobh Ramblers 1 – 3 UCD

 

 

Cobh Ramblers

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: None.

 

UCD

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: None.



Cobh Ramblers
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Charlie Fleming
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Defender
James McSweeney
Defender
Ben O'Riordan
Defender
Adam O'Sullivan
Defender
Kevin Taylor
Defender
David Hurley
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Midfielder
Anthony McAlavey
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Midfielder
Darren Murphy
Midfielder
Pierce Phillips
66Booked: 66'
Midfielder
Cian Leonard
Forward

Substitutes
Stephen Christopher
Midfield
Denzil Fernandes
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Midfield
Jaze Kabia
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Midfield
Adam Mylod
Goalkeeper
Ian Mylod
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Defender
Michal Sadys
Goalkeeper
Andrew Wall
Defender
UCD
Conor Kearns
Goalkeeper
Maxim Kouogun
Defender
68Scored: 68'
Josh Collins
Defender
Liam Scales
Defender
20Scored: 20'
Dan Tobin
Defender
Jason McClelland
Midfielder 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Kevin Coffey
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Timmy Molloy
Midfielder
Daire O'Connor
Midfielder 87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Gary O'Neill
Midfielder
Georgie Kelly
Forward

Substitutes
Yousef Mahdy
Forward
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Ben Hanrahan
Forward
Mark Dignam
Midfield
Conor Crowley
Midfield
87Subbed On: 87'
87'
Darragh Corcoran
Defender
Sean McDonald
Midfield
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Carl Williams
Goalkeeper


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