First
Date: 8 p.m. Aug. 31, 2018
Venue: Ferrycarrig Park
Ref:
Att:
TV:

Adham Masood 58' -
Scored: 58'


Scored: 35'
- David Hurley 35'

Scored: 36'
- Chris Hull 36'



League Preview: Wexford -v- Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Aug 31 2018

Cobh were 2-1 winners the last time the sides met at St Colman's Park in June. Credit: Steve Alfred

WEXFORD

Wexford's final home game of the season sees them welcome Cobh Ramblers to Ferrycarrig Park (kick-off 8pm).

Wexford go into this game certain to end their 2018 campaign in ninth place in this year’s First Division.

They are thirteen points adrift of tonight’s opponents Cobh in eighth and are seven clear of Athlone Town with just two games remaining.

The men from the south east can still conclude their season with a better points tally than last year.

However they need to take seven points from their remaining three games to finish on 20 for the season (one more than last year’s 19-point tally).

The odds on this happening will be greatly improved if their top scorer Aaron Dobbs can pass a late fitness test having come off early in their last league outing against Shelbourne.

Ryan Nolan is a definite absentee with a groin injury.

COBH RAMBLERS

Cobh Ramblers have struggled to hit the dizzy heights their league form brought them last season when they finished second in the one season that the play-offs were scrapped.

They do have an EA Sports Cup Final to look forward to having secured a memorable victory against a strong Dundalk side in the semi-finals with a final against Derry City their reward.

From a league point of view, there is no comparison between this season and last. The Ram’s finished with a total of 51 points last season, just eight points behind this seasons Premier Division high flyers Waterford.

This season with just three league games remaining for the 2018 season, they have managed just 26 points.

They're 21 points adrift of the second place spot they occupied last season when the football was done and dusted.

Stephen Henderson has a number of injury concerns ahead of tonight’s fixture with Shane O’Connor, Chris Hull and Stephen Kenny all struggling for fitness.


 

Referee: Alan Patchell.

 

MATCH FACTS

The last meeting between these sides was in the league back on the ninth of June with Cobh taking all three points at home with a 2-1 win.

13 points separate the sides in advance of tonight’s fixture with Cobh sitting just ahead of Wexford in eighth.


 

BETTING

Wexford 5/2; Draw 23/10; Cobh 10/11.

PREDICTION

Wexford 1-3 Cobh Ramblers


 

Wexford

Injured: Ryan Nolan.

Doubtful: Aaron Dobbs.

Suspended: None.

Cobh Ramblers

Injured: None.

Doubtful: Shane O’Connor, Stephen Kenny, Chris Hull.

Suspended: None.



Wexford
Aaron Hall
Goalkeeper
Owen McCormack
Defender
Ross Kenny
Defender
Conor Sutton
Midfielder
Mark Slater
Midfielder
Adham Masood
58Scored: 58'
Midfielder
Sean Kelly
Midfielder
Dean Walsh
Forward
John Morgan
Forward
Dean George
Forward
Danny Doyle
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Smithers
Midfield
Craig O'Reilly
Midfield
Liam McCartan
Midfield
Colum Feeney
Goalkeeper
Paddy Cahill
Unknown
Cobh Ramblers
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
James McSweeney
Defender
Charlie Fleming
Defender
Ian Mylod
Defender
Ben O'Riordan
Defender
Kevin Taylor
Defender
Gordon Walker
Defender
Stephen Kenny
Midfielder
Craig Donnellan
Midfielder
Shane O'Connor
Midfielder
Chris Hull
Forward
36Scored: 36'

Substitutes
Cian Leonard
Forward
Jaze Kabia
Midfield
David Hurley
Midfield
35Scored: 35'
Denzil Fernandes
Midfield
Stephen Christopher
Midfield
Adam Mylod
Goalkeeper


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