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Date: 7:45 p.m. March 1, 2019
Venue: Turners Cross
Att: 2,847
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League Preview: Cork City -v- Derry City

Fri, Mar 01 2019

Credit: Timmy Keane

CORK CITY

Cork City have had a tough start to the new season picking up their first three points from three games with a hard fought victory against Sligo Rovers on Monday night.

Their first home game of the season saw them suffer defeat to local rivals Waterford and following Monday’s first win of the season John Caulfield will be looking to start building on that now.

Speaking ahead of the game, assistant manager John Cotter said “Hopefully we can get another good crowd and start the game well. We started well on Monday night and got the first goal which is always huge. On Friday we’ll be looking to do the same, we’ll come flying out and stamp our authority and hopefully get ahead in the game.”

“Derry had a great win in the Brandywell against Waterford, so we’re under no illusions. We have to be at our best again and play well. It’ll be a tough game, but it’s always a good fixture to have. Whether it’s home or away, it’s always a fixture to look forward to.”.

 

DERRY CITY

Derry City will look to get their first points of their away campaign tonight as they make the long journey to Turner’s Cross to face a Cork City side who have had a slow start to the season.

Two wins from two at the Brandywell and a defeat to Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght last Friday evening sees Declan Devine’s team sitting in third place just behind St. Pats.

Derry City assistant manager Kevin Deery spoke to the media ahead of the game and is confident of picking up a positive result off the back of Monday evening’s performance at home to Waterford.

“We played really well on Monday night so why not go into the game with confidence. said Deery ahead of the game.

“We definitely have a good chance of coming out with a positive result,”

Both sides come into the game looking for back to back wins for the first time this season.

 

Referee: Robert Rogers

 

MATCH STATS

Cork City had a very impressive home record at Turner’s Cross last season winning fourteen of their eighteen league games and losing just two.

Derry City lost twelve of their eighteen games on the road last term and will hope to find a cure for their travel sickness this evening.

In the meetings between the sides last season Cork came out on top on three occasions with one draw.

 

BETTING

Cork City 4/7; Draw 11/4; Derry City 9/2.

 

 

PREDICTION

 

Cork 2-0 Derry City

 

Cork City

Injured: Alan Bennett, Matthew Gillam

Doubtful: Gearoid Morrissey, Karl Sheppard, Graham Cummins

Suspended: None.

 

Derry City

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

 



Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Sean McLoughlin
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Defender
Conor McCarthy
Defender
Shane Griffin
Defender
Dan Casey
Defender
Daire O'Connor
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Midfielder
GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfielder
Conor McCormack
Midfielder
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
Karl Sheppard
Forward
Liam Nash
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Forward

Substitutes
Dan Smith
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Forward
Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
Darragh Rainsford
Forward
Kevin O'Connor
Defender
Colm Horgan
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
Defender
Garry Comerford
Defender
James Tilley
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
Forward
Derry City
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Eoin Toal
Defender
Ciaron Harkin
Defender 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Ally Gilchrist
Defender
Ciaran Coll
Defender
Darren Cole
Defender
Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe
Midfielder 59'
59Subbed Off: 59'
Barry McNamee
Midfielder
88Booked: 88'
David Parkhouse
Forward
Michael McCrudden
Forward
30Booked: 30'
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'

Substitutes
Eoghan Stokes
Forward
59Subbed On: 59'
59'
Gianni Seraf
Midfield
Josh Kerr
Defender
Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
Adrian Delap
Midfield
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
Gerardo Bruna
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