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Date: 8 p.m. April 20, 2018
Venue: Finn Park
Att: 594
TV:

Sam Todd 86' -
Scored: 86'




League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Cabinteely

Fri, Apr 20 2018

FINN HARPS

Ollie Horgan’s Harps will be hoping to get back to winning ways as they welcome Cabinteely to Finn Park (kick-off 8pm).

Last weekend at the UCD Bowl it was a topsy-turvy game as they went two goals down early on before striking twice in two minutes to make it 2-2 at the break.

But in the end the Students found a winner and handed Harps their second defeat of the year.

Harps currently sit one place behind Cabinteely in seventh but have played two less games as the weather played havoc with their schedule earlier in the campaign.

One point from their last three games could be seen as a concern for those in blue.

“Cabinteely’s win over Shelbourne puts them a point above us so they will come here full of confidence," Horgan told the club's website.

“Just to put that result into context, Shels are still third in the table so we have been impressing on our players the need to be switched on as they are well capable of scoring goals with the likes of Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters up front.”

On the injury front Gareth Harkin, Adam Duffy and Liam Walsh have been ruled out while Paddy McCourt has yet again been named as doubtful.

 

CABINTEELY

Pat Devlin’s men have made a rather indifferent start to the season in their opening eight games.

Cabo have picked up wins over Shelbourne, Athlone and Drogheda but have fallen to defeat on five occasions.

They currently sit one position higher than this week’s opponents, Finn Harps but have to date played two extra games as the weather has played havoc with the Ballybofey venue.

Cabinteely have scored nine goals and conceded fourteen thus far and will be hoping to add to the goals for tally as they make the long journey north.

Spirits will be raised and confidence high after a 2-0 win over Shelbourne last weekend in Stradbrook.

It is unknown whether or not Pat Devlin will have a full squad to choose from on the injury front but there is no suspensions to report. 

 

Referee: Marc Lynch

 

MATCH STATS

Last three league matches: Finn Harps WDL; Cabinteely LLW

Tonight’s meeting between the two sides will be their fifth ever meeting and only the third time they’ve met at Finn Park.
 
Cabinteely have failed to score in their last two visits to Finn Park falling to defeat in both games. 
 
Finn Harps won the last league meeting between the sides 1-0 back in 2015.
 
Both sides make up two of the top three worst disciplined sides in the league thus far. Harps have accumulated 19 yellows and 1 red while Cabo have 16 yellow and 2 red. 

 

BETTING

Finn Harps 8/15; Cabinteely 4/1; Draw 11/4

PREDICTION

Finn Harps 2-1 Cabinteely

 

Finn Harps

Injured: Gareth Harkin, Liam Walsh, Adam Duffy.

Doubtful: Paddy McCourt.

Suspended: None.

 

Cabinteely

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: None.



Finn Harps
Ciaran Gallagher
Goalkeeper
Keith Cowan
Defender
Ciaran Coll
Defender
Sam Todd
86Scored: 86'
Defender
Tommy McBride
Midfielder
Aidan Friel
Midfielder
Mark Coyle
Midfielder
Mark Timlin
Midfielder
Jesse Devers
Forward
Paddy McCourt
Forward
Michael O'Connor
Forward

Substitutes
Mark Hannon
Midfield
Gareth Doherty
Midfield
Peter Burke
Goalkeeper
BJ Banda
Forward
Ciaran O'Connor
Forward
John O'Flynn
Forward
Lee Toland
Defender
Cabinteely
Kieran Butler
Defender
Karl Byrne
Defender
Sean Hyland
Defender
Conor Keeley
Defender
Kevin Knight
Defender
Eoin Stokes
Defender
Dean Casey
Midfielder
Andy O'Reilly
Midfielder
Kieran 'Marty' Waters
Midfielder
Jack Watson
Midfielder
Joe Doyle
Forward

Substitutes
Steven Ball
Midfield
Sean Bregazzi
Defender
Keith Dalton
Defender
Sean Fitzpatrick
Defender
Aaron Robinson
Midfield
Kaleem Simon
Midfield
Jack Tuite
Defender


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