Cabinteely FC Press Release
Team News vs Cobh Ramblers
St. Colman’s Park
SSE Airtricity League First Division
Saturday April 6, 2019
Cabinteely make the long haul to St. Colman’s Park on Saturday looking to continue their impressive away record in the First Division.
The South Dublin side have already beaten Shelbourne and Drogheda United on their travels.
Cobh won have two of their three home matches so far in the 2019 league campaign.
Management Team View
Reflecting on the narrow EA Sports Cup loss to Bohemians, Cabinteely Assistant manager Eddie Gormley took the positives from the display.
“We were very pleased with the first half. We did really well; we possibly could have gone in two goals up at half time. Obviously, in the second half, fitness showed. The players we played hadn’t really been involved in the league campaign. I think they ran out of a bit of steam in the second half.”
The victory last week over Galway United ended the wait for a home win at Stradbrook this season.
That result Gormley believes has given the squad confidence ahead of the trip to Cobh.
“We were looking for a reaction last week. We were disappointed the week before against Limerick – we didn’t play particularly well. We still should have got something from that game. It was all about the performance against Galway. To be fair, the players bounced back really well.”
He added “It will be a difficult game, going down to Cobh. It’s never an easy place to go. Stephen (Henderson) has them well set-up and well drilled; they are a good side. If we try to take anything for granted, they are a team that can punish you badly. We know we’re in for a tough game on Saturday. Hopefully, the players perform and take their opportunity.”
Jack Watson is also expecting a tough battle against Cobh. He stressed the unity in the Cabinteely squad means they are looking forward to the challenge.
“It’s never easy going down there. Over the past few years, it’s always been a physical game. They are tough to break down. It’s a tight enough pitch. We’re just going to give it everything we have.”
The midfielder was also delighted to finally get their first home win under their belts when defeating Galway last week.
“We were expecting a tough, physical game. The pitch didn’t help. We knew Galway were going to be strong and physically – we just had to match that. We’re expecting the same this week against Cobh, tough and physical. We’re ready for it.”
Daniel Blackbyrne and Jonny Carlin return to the Cabinteely panel after featuring in the EA Sports Cup loss to Bohemians.
But Alex Aspil, Paul Fox and Kieran Butler miss out.
Gavin Colfer will take charge of the fixture with Kevin O’Sullivan and Daniel Murphy the assistants. Graham Kelly is fourth official.
Since entering the League of Ireland back in 2015, Cobh have provided Cabinteely’s opposition a record 15 times.
Ramblers have won nine matches while Cabo have earned five victories.
The teams have drawn once – 2-2 back in May 2015.
Since then, the last 13 fixtures have produced a winner for either club.
FIRST DIVISION MEETINGS BETWEEN THE CLUBS
July 20, Stradbrook
Cabinteely 2 (Jack Watson 20, Kevin Knight 24); Cobh Ramblers 0.
May 12, St. Colman’s Park
Cobh Ramblers 1 (Cian Leonard 5); Cabinteely 0.
March 9, Stradbrook
Cabinteely 0; Cobh Ramblers 1 (Adam O’Sullivan 30).
September 16, St. Colman’s Park
Cobh Ramblers 0; Cabinteely 3 (Joe Doyle 33, 57, Dean Casey 85).
July 7, Stradbrook
Cabinteely 2 (Kieran Marty Waters 1, Paul Fox 47); Cobh Ramblers 1 (Cian Coleman 53).
May 12, St. Colman’s Park
Cobh Ramblers 2 (Matthew Whelan 12, Stephen Christopher 57); Cabinteely 0.
March 25, Stradbrook
Cabinteely 4 (Joe Doyle 26, Karl Byrne 54, Conor Keeley 76, Kieran Marty Waters 86); Cobh Ramblers 1 (Chris McCarthy 58).
October 8, St. Colman’s Park
Cobh Ramblers 3 (Eoin McGreevy 35, Shane O’Connor 49, Matthew Whelan 79); Cabinteely 0.
August 5, Stradbrook
Cabinteely 1 (Joe Doyle 57); Cobh Ramblers 3 (Stephen Christopher 3, 66, Eoin McGreevy 90 + 4).
June 4, St. Colman’s Park
Cobh Ramblers 2 (Shane O’Connor 6, Markus Gustavsson 28); Cabinteely 0.
April 8, Stradbrook
Cabinteely 1 (Ben Hanrahan 65); Cobh Ramblers 2 (Cian Kingston 28, Cory Galvin 52).
September 25, Stradbrook
Cabinteely 1 (John McKeown 64); Cobh Ramblers 0.
July 25, St. Colman’s Park
Cobh Ramblers 2 (Kynan Rocks 54, Stephen Kenny 65); Cabinteely 1 (Sodiq Oguntola 60).
May 22, Stradbrook
Cabinteely 2 (Own Goal 9, Ger Pender 13); Cobh Ramblers 2 (Adam O’Sullivan 33, Brendan Frahill 90 + 4).
April 4, St. Colman’s Park
Cobh Ramblers 1 (Robert Waters 20); Cabinteely 0.