With four games to go in the First Division, Friday pits the seaside clubs of Cobh Ramblers and Bray Wanderers against each-other at the Carlisle Grounds. The Rams are the most in-form side in the league, having won four on the bounce including last Friday’s 5-1 victory at home to Finn Harps. Bray now sit eighth in the table, with a win at Kerry their only victory in their last ten ties. Last weekend saw Ian Ryan’s men lose 2-1 at Wexford, and they now sit ten points off the play-off spots with four games to play.
The last meeting between the sides was a 3-3 draw in St Colman’s Park, when Wanderers grabbed a point with an injury time free-kick from Guillermo Almirall. The last meeting in Wicklow was a 2-2 draw, with Ramblers winning March’s meeting 2-1. The Rams’ last win at Bray was a 5-1 victory on the final day of last season.
Jack Doherty’s brace against Harps brings him to 16 league goals this year, the most by any Ramblers player in a season since Kieran O’Reilly back in 2005. Ben Feeney’s is the Leinster side’s main targetman, with nine to his name in 2023.
Pierce Phillips, Liam Kervick and Tiernan O’Brien remain injured for Shane Keegan’s side.
Kick-off on Friday is at 19:45, with the game also being streamed live on LOITV.