Cabinteely FC Press Release
Team News vs Wexford FC
SSE Airtricity League First Division
Friday April 19, 2019
Cabinteely will look to continue their fine away record so far this season when they travel to face Wexford on Friday.
The South Dublin side have already collected maximum points on the road in fixtures against Shelbourne, Drogheda United and Cobh Ramblers.
Wexford ended a two-match losing run last week by earning a 1-1 draw away to Limerick.
Management Team View
After going top of the table for a 24-hour period last week on the back of three wins in a row, Cabinteely Director of Football Pat Devlin is refusing to get carried away, and like he viewed in pre-season, is taking the one-game at a time approach.
“Our record against Wexford is obviously not very good. We have huge respect for Wexford. They are always tough to play against. I’m sure we will have another tough game.”
While enjoying the moment of going top, he stressed “I’m long enough in this game to know that you don’t win league championships after the first phase of matches. We have a lot of work to do. We have to keep our feet firmly on the ground. We have a big test on Friday. Let’s see how we get on with that. We just have to concentrate on each game.”
Defender Conor Keeley has scored in the last two meetings between the clubs, but he is expecting nothing easy at Ferrycarrig Park.
“It’s always a difficult place to go. We’ve never gone down there and had an easy game. We’ve prepared well this week because we know it’s going to be a tough game. We’re looking forward to it.”
He continued “If we can get the win, it would be a great way to finish off the first series of games. That would keep us in second place. There’s the potential for other results to go our way too. We just have to keep going.”
Alex Aspil, Paul Fox and Kieran Butler all continue to miss out through injury
Paula Brady will take charge of the fixture with Brian Fenlon and Chris Campbell the assistants. Sean Grant is the fourth official.
Since entering the League of Ireland back in 2015, Cabinteely have played Wexford 11 times in the league. The Slaneysiders have won seven games while Cabo have claimed three victories.
FIRST DIVISION MEETINGS BETWEEN THE CLUBS
Stradbrook, July 6
Cabinteely 1 (Conor Keeley 50); Wexford FC 2 (Mark Slater 65, Dean Kelly 85).
Ferrycarrig Park, May 4
Wexford FC 0; Cabinteely 1 (Conor Keeley 30).
Stradbrook, February 23
Cabinteely 0; Wexford FC 1 (Sean Hurley 8).
Ferrycarrig Park, August 18
Wexford FC 2 (Thomas Croke 11, 32); Cabinteely 0.
Stradbrook, June 23
Cabinteely 0; Wexford FC 1 (Eoin Porter 39).
Ferrycarrig Park, April 28
Wexford FC 1 (Mark Slater 21); Cabinteely 1 (Kevin Knight 17).
Stradbrook, March 10
Cabinteely 2 (Joe Doyle 2, 29); Wexford FC 0.
Ferrycarrig Park, August
Wexford FC 3 (Danny Furlong 21, 87, Gary Delaney 89); Cabinteely 2 (John McKeown 16, 45 +1).
Stradbrook, June 26
Cabinteely 2 (Ger Pender 57, Sodiq Oguntola 70); Wexford FC 3 (Eric Molloy 3, David Doyle 76, Danny Furlong 90 + 2).
Ferrycarrig Park, August
Wexford FC 7 (Danny Furlong 12, 41, 45 + 1, 52, 77, Aidan Keenan 74, Dean Broaders 84); Cabinteely 0.
Stradbrook, March 6
Cabinteely 1 (John McKeown 43); Wexford FC 0.