Cabinteely head to the Carlisle Grounds on Friday as First Division leaders to face Bray Wanderers in the East Coast Derby 2.
It is the South Dublin’s side’s first away ever league meeting with the Wicklow club.
Cabo have won all four away matches this season while the Seagulls are bidding for two victories in a row.
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Cabinteely’s Director of Football/Manager Pat Devlin is looking forward to going back to his old stomping ground.
“It’s going to be fantastic. There should be a good crowd and good atmosphere. I’ve great memories from my times there. I just hope the memories are as good after the match on Friday night,” he said.
“It’s all about winning – getting three points. We’re now top of the table. We’re there to be taken down. It’s not going to be easy.”
Cabinteely skipper Stephen McGuinness is amongst the many players and back-room staff who will be making the trip back to their former club.
“It’s going to be a great occasion. But we’re looking to get the three points; and continue our good away record” stated the Wicklow native.
After three clean sheets in their last four games, the goalkeeper added “We’re just taking it one game at a time. We just see it as 90 minutes. If you do your job, it’s about the three points. It doesn’t matter were you are in the table. It comes down to the last game of the season as to were you are in the league.”
Alex Aspil, Paul Fox and Kieran Butler all continue to miss out through injury.
Eoghan O’Shea will take charge of the fixture with Alan Dunne and Shane O’Brien the assistants. Gavin Colfer is the fourth official.
Cabinteely have met Bray only once previously in First Division action. Wanderers won 3-0 at Stradbrook at the start the 2019 season.
FIRST DIVISION MEETINGS BETWEEN THE CLUBS
Stradbrook, February 22, 2019
Cabinteely 0; Bray Wanderers 3 (Dylan McGlade 57, 90 + 1, Dean O’Halloran 63).