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News and Match Preview - v Cobh Ramblers

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cobh Ramblers v Shelbourne

SSE Airrtricity League – First Division

St. Colman’s Park – March 11th – KO 4.00pm


Shelbourne travel down the M7/M8 on Saturday to take on Cobh Ramblers in their SSE Airtricity League First Division, Round 3, game. Kick-off at St.Colman’s Park is at the earlier than usual time of 4.00pm


Following Shelbourne’s decent start to the season, drawing 0-0 with Longford Town at Tolka Park on the opening day, they slumped to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of UCD last Friday night


Cobh Ramblers, having opened their season with a 1-1 draw at home to Wexford FC, travelled to Longford Town last weekend and came away from City Calling Stadium with a    3-1 win.


Cobh have now four players on their scoresheet, Dean Swords scoring against Wexford, while Karl Caulfield, Ian Mylod and Kyle McNamara all scored against Longford Town. Shelbourne have yet to register on the ‘goals for’ column on the league table.


Last season’s results show that Ramblers won the first two games between these sides, one at home, one away – each one a 1-0 scoreline. The third game, at Tolka Park was won 2-0 by Shelbourne, while the final game was drawn 0-0.


Statistics since 2007 show that of the 16 games played, Cobh have won 5, Shels 4 and 7 have been drawn. 37 goals have been scored (average 2.31 per game), with Shelbourne slightly in the lead with 20 goals to Cobh’s 17.


“Absolutely disgraceful” is how manager Owen Heary described Shelbourne’s performance against UCD, going on to remark “the first half performance was the poorest I’ve seen us play – no work rate, no desire – four goals down within 30 minutes is not acceptable.” Having made two substitutions after 25 minutes, Heary stated that he could have substituted more and that the two substitutes, Aaron Ashe and Dayle Rooney “gave more energy, more purpose, they worked hard, they chased down, they closed down – even with the ten men [after  Jack Tuite had been red carded], I thought we played better than we did with the starting eleven”.


On Saturday’s game against Cobh, the manager commented “Hopefully, and I expect, we’ll get a positive response in Cobh “


With Jack Tuite serving a suspension following his red card at UCD last weekend, manager Owen Heary will see his squad stretched to its limits with Dylan Kavanagh, James O’Brien and Chris Lyons (all of whom missed the UCD game) joined in the stands by James English and Adam O’Connor who received injuries in that game.


Suspended:  Jack Tuite

Injured:   James O’Brien, Dylan Kavanagh, Chris Lyons, James English, Adam O’Connor

Doubtful:   None


Goal Scorers (Competitive 2017) 

James English – 3 (3 LSC)

Dayle Rooney – 1 (1 LSC)


Previous Meetings
Date: August 27, 2016  
Cobh Ramblers 0-0 Shelbourne
Shels Scorer/s:    
Date: July 1, 2016
Shelbourne 2-0 Cobh Ramblers
Shels Scorer/s: English, Collins
Date: June 24, 2016
Cobh Ramblers 1-0 Shelbourne
Shels Scorer/s:  
Date: Mar 04, 2016
Shelbourne 0-1 Cobh Ramblers
Shels Scorer/s:    
Competitive 2017
Date: March 3, 2017
UCD 4-0 Shelbourne    
Shels Scorer/s:  
Date: February 24, 2017
Shelbourne 0-0 Longford Town
Shels Scorer/s:  
Date: February 17, 2017
Shelbourne 4-2 Wexford (Leinster Senior Cup)
Shels Scorer/s: English 3, Rooney


Since 2007
Total Games 16 8 at Cobh
Shels wins 4 0 at Cobh
Cobh Wins 5 3 at Cobh
Draws 7 5 at Cobh
Shels Goals 20 8 at Cobh
Cobh Goals 17 11 at Cobh


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