Rams host Wexford | Preview

Cobh Ramblers return to home action on Friday as Wexford visit St Colman’s Park in the latest round of First Division action.

The Rams come into the game on the back of last week’s defeat at Athlone, while sixth place Wexford are on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Treaty. Their last away trip was also a visit to Cork, as Ian Ryan’s men drew 1-1 with league leaders Cork City in Turners Cross.

While Wexford have only two wins on the road this season, draws at Galway and Cork show that their away form is earning reward. Wins have been hard to come by of late however, with their last three points coming in April at Athlone. Their top scorer Aaron Dobbs sits on five goals and the ex-Shamrock Rovers man is clearly enjoying his time in the limelight. Veteran attacker Dinny Corcoran has three goals to his name, two of which came against Ramblers on the opening night of the campaign.

Wexford have won both of this year’s meetings so far, with the fixture producing plenty of goals. A 3-2 win back in February was followed by a 4-2 win at Ferrycarrig in April. 

Captain John Kavanagh is still out of action but he is getting close to recovery. James McCarthy (groin) and Beineón O’Brien Whitmarsh (hamstring) look set to miss out once more, while Michael McCarthy and Tiernan O’Brien are still completing their Leaving Cert.

Manager Darren Murphy was understandably disappointed at last week’s loss, and is eager to bounce back on home territory,

“Our last away game is something we would like to forget about and move on but we are fully aware as a squad that it was not an acceptable performance. We’re asking the fans now more than ever to get behind the team and help us by creating a positive atmosphere like they have done all year. There is still another half of the season to go and we have an opportunity now to start to turn it around.”

The game is available to watch live on LOITV here.


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