Our busy spell of First Division action continues on Friday night as Ramblers travel to Ferrycarrig Park to take on Wexford FC. It’s a case of 7th v 8th and both sides will be hoping for a better run of form in the weeks ahead. The Rams come into the game on the back of four defeats while Wexford are without a win in five. Cobh’s last outing was Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat in Longford, with the South East men do come into the game on the back of a solid 1-1 draw at Galway.
The sides met earlier this year in our season opener, as a late Dinny Corcoran double gave the Leinster side a 3-2 win in St Colman’s Park.
Former Ramblers goalkeeper Paul Hunt is now plying his trade at Wexford, while Cobh’s Jack Larkin and Darryl Walsh could come against their former side.
Sean Barron and Luke Desmond both returned to the squad on Tuesday after injury and suspension respectively. John Kavanagh and Danny O’Connell were absentees in Longford and it is hoped that they return this weekend.
Manager Darren Murphy spoke this week ahead of the Wexford game,
“It’s difficult at the moment, we’re not taking our chances. We’re learning that. I see us controlling games, creating chances and I can’t say performances have been bad. You just have to hope that it turns around. In the periods of games we’re on top, we’re not pulling the trigger. At the moment our performances aren’t reflected in the table and we have to change that.
Belief-wise, it is hard. That’s football, it’s a learning curve. We believe in our players. They want to win as much as everyone else. The calibre of player we have is something to be excited about. Everyone is working hard and I’m sure it will come.”
Kick-off on Friday night is at 19:45, with the game live on LOITV here.