Match Preview | Cobh make Bray trip

Shane Keegan’s Rams are back on the road this week as we travel to the Carlisle Grounds to face Bray Wanderers. It’s an intriguing clash at the Seaside, with 3rd meeting 4th as the race for the play-off positions heats up in the summer sun.

Ramblers will be hoping to get back to winning ways following a 2-2 draw with Athlone Town last week. We took the lead on two occasions through first half strikes from Luke Desmond and Conor Drinan but were pegged back twice by the visitors to earn themselves a draw in St Colman’s Park

Bray come into this game following a 2-0 win away to Kerry, their second win in a row. Their goals that night came from Harvey Groome and Ben Feeney, who converted from the penalty spot for his 5th league goal this season to secure all three points for The Seagulls..

The two sides last met on Matchday 7 in St Colman’s Park, which saw Ramblers come away with the victory thanks to goals from Wilson Waweru and Brendeán Frahill in a 2-1 win. Across the 2022 season, the sides met four times, with Cobh fairing the better, with two wins and a draw, including a 5-1 win on our last visit to the Carlisle Grounds, in last year’s final game.

A number of the squad remain injured at present with Jack Doherty, Pierce Phillips and Issa Kargbo unlikely to feature as they continue their recoveries.

David Connolly will be the man in the middle for Friday’s clash at the seaside. Kick-off is at 7:45pm, with the match being broadcast live from the Carlisle Grounds on LOI TV. Match passes can be purchased here.

Form Guide:

Cobh Ramblers – D/L/W/W/L/D

Bray Wanderers – W/W/D/L/L/D

By Glenn Farrelly

Cobh Ramblers FC

Cobh Ramblers Football Club is an Irish football club. The club, founded in 1922 and elected to the League of Ireland in 1985, hails from Cobh, County Cork and play their home matches at St. Colman's Park. The club's colours are claret and blue.