With a free weekend last week, Cobh Ramblers are back in action this Friday night with a trip to second place Galway United.
Both sides come into the tie on the back of a loss, Cobh going down 1-0 at home to Bray while Galway suffered a 2-1 defeat at Longford. With the Rams in eighth place on four points, a win on Friday could see them catch a host of four sides all on seven points. Galway for their part sit three points off leaders Cork City, with a game in hand.
Team News: Pierce Phillips and Darryl Walsh look to have both completed their returns from injury while it is hoped that Sean Barron and Breandán Frahill will be in a similar position come Friday evening.
Galway have a pair of former Rams in their ranks, with David Hurley and Charlie Lyons both now plying their trade at the Connacht side. The Tribesmen won all three meetings between the sides last year but Cobh’s last win out West came not too long ago in the final clash of the 2020 campaign.
Manager Darren Murphy gave his view on the tie earlier this week
“Galway are a good side with good players, but so are we. Once we hit form we can put it up to any team in the division. Each game is different and we’ve trained all week looking at Galway. We’re trying to improve each week and performances have been there, we just need to pick up the points to show that. We have a lot of games coming up and we’ll need the whole squad to step-up.“
Kick-off – 19:45
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park