Lge Cup QF
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 27, 2019
Venue: Dalymount Park
Att:
TV:

Sam Byrne 31' -
Peno Miss: 31'


Ross Tierney 33' -
Scored: 33'


Daniel Mandroiu 82' -
Peno Scored: 82'




EA Sports Cup Preview: Bohemians -v- Cork City

Mon, May 27 2019

Conor McCormack of Cork City tackles Danny Grant of Bohemians during City's 1-0 league win earlier this month. Credit: Conor Ryan

BOHEMIANS

Bohemians will look to turn Dalymount Park into a fortress once more after losing their last three at home when they welcome Cork City in the EA Sports Cup (kick-offn 7.45pm).

Friday night saw Keith Long’s side fall to a 2-1 defeat at home to Sligo Rovers, Romeo Parkes netting his second goal late on after Conor Levingston had equalised.

The Gypsies saw captain Derek Pender handed a straight red card for what was deemed a reckless challenge, and he’s one of eight first-team players unavailable.

“There is no let-up in games,” Long told the club’s website.

“We just have to dust ourselves down. We’re two games away from a cup final so this is a game we all want to win.

“Obviously our team selection in a lot of areas will be dictated by who we have available given the number of players out at the moment.

“We’ll see how we go in terms of bodies as we have a number of injuries but we have talented players at the club who want to show they can make that step up to first-team football.

“So now is a chance for them to do that again and we hope our supporters can get behind them once more.”

Dinny Corcoran faces a lengthy spell out after fracturing a bone in his foot on Friday, joining Keith Buckley, Rob Cornwall, Danny Grant and Cristian Magerusan on the treatment table.

Derek Pender and Conor Levingston both miss out with suspension, Pender for his red card on Friday, while Aaron Barry can’t play against his parent club.

CORK CITY

Cork City visit Dublin for the third time in a week as they look to rebound from Friday night’s defeat to Shamrock Rovers across the river.

Second-half goals from Joey O’Brien and former Bohs defender Roberto Lopes saw interim manager John Cotter preside over his second defeat in five games.

The first of those games was, coincidentally, against Bohs at Dalymount Park in the league and Cotter got off to a winning start with a 1-0 triumph.

Conor McCarthy’s first-half header was the difference that day and Cotter anticipates no less intense an encounter on Monday.

“There will be a few lads coming into the team, but it is a quarter final of a cup and we are going up there to win the match and hopefully get through,” said Cotter.

“We have never had an easy game at Dalymount Park. We went up there three weeks ago and got a great result, but it was a tough game and we expect more of the same.

“They were beaten Friday night, but I watched the game and they didn’t deserve to lose it, so no doubt they will feel they are due a win.

“We were disappointed to lose on Friday, but I said a few weeks ago, after we lost to Dundalk, that you need a game quickly to bounce back.

“We reacted well and beat UCD that time, so we will be looking for that again tomorrow. You need to pick yourself up and go again, and that’s what we will do tomorrow.”

Cian Murphy is out for the medium term with a hamstring injury while Conor McCormack, Karl Sheppard and Gary Boylan are all doubts after picking up knocks.

Referee: Robert Hennessy

MATCH STATS

The sides have met twice this season with City holding the upper hand on both occasions, winning 2-0 at home and 1-0 away in the league.

City and Bohs met in cup action last season, when goals from Graham Cummins and Karl Sheppard earned the Leesiders a 2-1 win in the FAI Cup semi-final replay.

BETTING

Bohemians 6/4; Draw 9/5; Cork City 7/4.

PREDICTION

Bohemians 1 – 2 Cork City

Bohemians

Injured: Keith Buckley (leg), Dinny Corcoran (foot), Rob Cornwall (achilles), Danny Grant (hamstring), Cristian Magerusan (cruciate).

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Conor Levingston, Derek Pender.

Unavailable: Aaron Barry (loan terms).

Cork City

Injured: Cian Murphy (hamstring).

Doubtful: Gary Boylan, Conor McCormack, Karl Sheppard.

Suspended: None.



Bohemians
James Talbot
Goalkeeper
James Finnerty
Defender
Michael Barker
Defender
Patrick Kirk
Defender
Andy Lyons
Defender
Robbie McCourt
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Defender
Scott Allardice
Midfielder
Ross Tierney
33Scored: 33'
58Booked: 58'
Midfielder
Luke Wade-Slater
54'
54Subbed Off: 54'
Midfielder
Ryan Graydon
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Forward
Sam Byrne
31Peno Miss: 31'
Forward

Substitutes
Dawson Devoy
69'
69Subbed On: 69'
Midfield
Sean Bohan
Goalkeeper
Alex Kelly
Midfield
Darragh Leahy
Defender
Daniel Mandroiu
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
82Peno: 82'
Midfield
Ali Reghba
Forward
Keith Ward
54'
54Subbed On: 54'
Midfield
Cork City
Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
Dan Casey
Defender
Ronan Hurley
Defender 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Conor McCarthy
Defender 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Sean McLoughlin
Defender
82Booked: 82'
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
82Booked: 82'
Kevin O'Connor
Midfielder
James Tilley
Midfielder
Graham Cummins
Forward 58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Shane Griffin
Forward
Darragh Rainsford
Forward

Substitutes
Garry Comerford
Defender
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfield
58Subbed On: 58'
58'
Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh
Forward
Daire O'Connor
Midfield
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
Pierce Phillips
Midfield


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