First
Date: 7:45 p.m. June 15, 2018
Venue: St. Colman's Park
Ref:
Att: 120
TV:

Ian Mylod 72' -
Scored: 72'




League Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- Athlone Town

Fri, Jun 15 2018

Cobh manager Stephen Henderson discusses tactics. Credit: Steve Alfred

COBH RAMBLERS

Cobh currently sit in eighth, three points behind fellow county men Cabinteely, as they prepare to host Athlone Town at St Colman's Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

Wexford were the visitors last week and they left with nothing to show for their journey as Cobh ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Darren Murphy and Stephen Christopher.

However Murphy will not be available for selection as he serves a one match suspension.

The sides have already met this season with Cobh making the trip to Athlone on April 30th leaving as 4-1 victors.

Goals from Darren Murphy, Andrew Murphy and a brace from Jaze Kabia sealed the victory on that occasion.

Cobh have won three of their last six picking up wins against wins against Cabinteely, Wexford and Finn Harps while drawing at home to Galway. The loss came away at high flying UCD.

All indictors point towards a sixth win of the season for the St.Colman’s Park men.

Cobh Ramblers failed to provide any team news for tonight’s encounter.

 

ATHLONE TOWN

No team in either division will be looking forward to the midseason break more than Athlone.

16 games into the season they currently sit bottom of the table without a win so far this season.

Things looks unlikely to change anytime soon with ten players leaving the club this week for a host of reasons.

Cormac Raftery, Barry Davies, Darren Boyle, Eoin Roche, Ethanda Nkololo, Felix Bape Perez, Martin Walshe, Nathan Murphy, Thaigh Keogh and Shaun O’Donnell have all left.

Despite all the negativity, three players made their Athlone debuts last week and Nika Kalandarisvalli, Baba Issaka and Sodiq Oguntola will be expected to see more playing time.

So far this season Athlone have lost 14 times while picking up a share of the spoils against Finn Harps and Longford Town.

That clash against Longford Town on May 25th was the last time that Athlone scored a league goal.

Athlone have conceded nine goals in their last two games, losing 4-0 away at Finn Harps while shipping five at home to Shelbourne last week.

Athlone have failed to provide any team news for tonight’s encounter.

 

Referee: Alan Patchell

 

MATCH STATS

Athlone Town haven’t scored a league goal since May 25th, Aaron Brilly scoring in a 1-1 draw with Longford Town.

Cobh have scored five and conceded seven goals in their last six games, while Athlone have conceded 18 and scored one in the same timeframe.

The sides have already met in the league this season Cobh running out 4-1 winners in Athlone.

In the 16 league games so far this season Cobh have scored 14 goals and conceded 25 while Athlone have scored seven and conceded 60.

Last three league matches: Cobh Ramblers LLW; Athlone Town LLL.

 

BETTING

Cobh Ramblers 1/12; Draw 15/2; Athlone Town 16/1.

PREDICTION

Cobh Ramblers 3-0 Athlone Town

 

Cobh Ramblers

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: Darren Murphy, Pierce Phillips.

Athlone Town

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: None.



Cobh Ramblers
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
James McSweeney
Defender
Ben O'Riordan
Defender
Adam O'Sullivan
Defender
Kevin Taylor
Defender
Stephen Christopher
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Midfielder
Denzil Fernandes
Midfielder
Jaze Kabia
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
Midfielder
Matthew Lambe
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Anthony McAlavey
Forward

Substitutes
Liam Cronin
Forward
Craig Donnellan
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Midfield
Charlie Fleming
Defender
Adam Mylod
Goalkeeper
Ian Mylod
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
72Scored: 72'
Defender
Michal Sadys
Goalkeeper
Andrew Wall
84'
84Subbed On: 84'
Defender
Athlone Town
Darcy Lawless
Goalkeeper
Baba Issaka
Defender
Aaron Brilly
Defender
Daniel O'Donovan
Defender
Robert O'Leary
Defender
Josh Hogan
Midfielder
Ian Fletcher
Midfielder
Ger Smyth
Midfielder
Sodiq Oguntola
Forward

Substitutes
Darren Kavanagh
Unknown
Ollie Hamzat
Midfield
Michael Fogarty
Goalkeeper
Brian Cabraley
Unknown
George Mukete
Forward
Bashmil Nyakambili
Midfield
Jake O'Connor
Midfield
Rory McCullough (Unk)
Nika Kalandarishvili (Unk)


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