Cobh Ramblers host Bray Wanderers this Friday night in St Colman’s Park on the back of Monday’s thrilling 3-2 win at Athlone.
Beineón O’Brien Whitmarsh was the Ramblers hero as his 94th minute winner ensured the long trip back to Cork on Monday night felt that bit shorter.
Bray for their part also come into the game on the back of a win in the Midlands, winning 2-1 at Longford on the same night. Both sides will be eager to continue this run of form and keep in touch with early pace-setters Galway, Waterford and Cork City.
Team News: Goalkeeper Sean Barron remains a doubt, as are midfielder Pierce Phillips and defender Breandán Frahill who was forced off early on Monday evening. Darryl Walsh is still out while Luke Desmond is suspended after seeing red in Athlone.
Manager Darren Murphy was understandably positive after Monday’s win as he looked ahead to a tough test with Pat Devlin’s Bray,
“It was a special victory for us with the late goal and everything that went on. It’s good to get three points on the board. We had an early injury to Breandán, the red card, and we showed great character to dig in. Every one of them did. You always have a chance if you stay fighting and we did that. It’s why we play this game, that’s the magic of football.
Bray are always a good side and it’ll be a tough game. Pat has a new side and always puts a strong squad together. It’ll be a battle. The crowds have been great so far with the mix of the singing section and families and it’s great to see. Hopefully that continues.”
Similarly Beineón gave his thoughts on Friday night’s clash,
“Hopefully Monday pushes us on now and we can build on that. We’re looking forward to Friday night. For myself it was great to get two on Monday and I’m confident heading into this one.”
Kick-off – 19:45