First
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 26, 2019
Venue: Tolka Park
Ref:
Att: 1,081
TV:

Ciarán Kilduff 11' -
Scored: 11'


Ryan Brennan 27' -
Scored: 27'


Ciarán Kilduff 34' -
Peno Scored: 34'


Jaze Kabia 64' -
Scored: 64'


Jaze Kabia 88' -
Scored: 88'


Scored: 48'
- Danny Furlong 48'

Scored: 58'
- Danny Furlong 58'



League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Wexford

Fri, Jul 26 2019

Colin McCabe in action for Shelbourne Credit: Paul Dolan

SHELBOURNE

Shelbourne host basement battlers Wexford at Tolka Park on this evening looking to enhance their grip on the top of the First Division table (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

The Reds secured a key win last time out over Athlone Town at Lissywoolen despite a late scare in Co. Westmeath.

Ian Morris, buoyed by his side’s recent form, is hoping that that the fans will continue their impressive support ahead of the visit of Wexford on Friday evening.

“I’d love to see us reach the 1,500 mark with more and more fans coming back to Tolka. You can see and hear the atmosphere from the crowd every week as the attendances creep up and up,” he said. 

“It’s a really enjoyable day out for all. With the entertainment inside the ground with Kid Zones and other initiatives it’s really good for families too,” Morris added. 

Despite being top of the table and looking almost champions elect at this stage, Morris added; “We can’t take anything for granted going into Friday’s game. 

“Look you can't gloss over where we are in the league but there are 18 points to play for which could lead to a huge swing and the other teams can catch us so we can’t take the foot off the pedal.”

Morris finished by saying that; “Wexford have recruited really well in July and their recent good form shows they have been causing teams problems.”

The Reds will be without John Ross Wilson, Darragh Noone through injury while Daniel Byrne and Aidan Friel are doubts through injury. 

WEXFORD

In the midst of a barren winless run, Wexford make the dauting trip to Tolka Park on Friday evening in the hope of securing all three points against a title-chasing Shelbourne.

Having not secured a win away from home so far this season with two draws and nine defeats, it has been a sobering year for Brian O’Sullivan’s side who have struggled at the foot of the First Division table.

However, the Slaneysiders will be buoyed by their most recent showings against the Reds despite not picking up any points.

O’Sullivan’s faltered to a three-goal defeat on their last visit to Drumcondra after turning in a very competitive early showing.

The last clash between the sides saw Shels edge their way past Wexford thanks to goals from Aiden Friel and Dayle Rooney.

New Longford Town signing Jack Doherty scored a consolation goal late on for the Slaneysiders who fell to defeat. 

In terms of team news, O’Sullivan will be without Darragh O'Connor and Chris Kenny who is struggling with a groin strain.  

New recruit and recently returned Andy Mulligan may also be in line to make his debut for the club having missed out on the last few weeks with an ACL injury.

Referee: Jason Mannix.

 

MATCH STATS

Striker Ciaran Kilduff is Shelbourne’s top scorer this season with nine goals from 19 league games for the ex-UCD and Dundalk hitman.

Shels have won nine of their previous ten league games, with their only blot on the copybook coming at home to Cabinteely during their most recent home outing.

Wexford are winless since April. The Slaneysiders last win came over Athlone Town at Ferrycarrig Park with the recently departed Jack Doherty on the scoresheet.

BETTING

Shelbourne 1/12; Draw 13/2; Wexford 16/1.

PREDICTION

Shelbourne 3 - 1 Wexford

 

Shelbourne

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Wexford

Injured: Darragh O’Connor, Chris Kenny.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.



Shelbourne
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Luke Byrne
Defender
Oscar Brennan
Defender
Alex O'Hanlon
63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Midfielder
Karl Moore
Midfielder
Daniel McKenna
Midfielder
Shane Farrell
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan
27Scored: 27'
Midfielder
Ciarán Kilduff
11Scored: 11'
34Peno: 34'
Forward
Jaze Kabia
64Scored: 64'
88Scored: 88'
Forward

Substitutes
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Greg Moorhouse
Forward
Denzil Fernandes
63'
63Subbed On: 63'
Midfield
James English
Forward
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Conan Byrne
Midfield
Sean Quinn
Midfield
Wexford
Jason McGuire
Goalkeeper
Darryl Walsh
Defender
Andrew O'Connor
Defender
31Booked: 31'
Shane Griffin
Defender
Dave Corish
Defender
Conor Sutton
Midfielder 29'
29Subbed Off: 29'
Ricky Fox
Midfielder
61Booked: 61'
Conor English
Midfielder 72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Thomas Croke
Midfielder
45Booked: 45'
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Paddy Cahill
Midfielder
Danny Furlong
Forward
48Scored: 48'
58Scored: 58'

Substitutes
Sean Roche
Forward
72Subbed On: 72'
72'
John Peare
Midfield
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
Emmet Nugent
Forward
29Subbed On: 29'
29'
Stephen Lawless
Midfield
Danny Doyle
Forward
Lee Costello
Defender
Corey Chambers
Goalkeeper


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