Cabinteely FC v Bray Wanderers Match Preview
Cabinteely FC Press Release
Team News vs Bray Wanderers
SSE Airtricity League First Division
Friday September 4, 2020
All roads lead along the N11 for the second time this season as Cabinteely travel for the ‘East Coast Derby’ against Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds.
In the clash of the Green and Whites, Cabo won 4-2 back on the opening day of the season last February at Stradbrook.
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Pat Devlin, Cabinteely’s Director of Football, returns to the venue he is synonymous with. But is looking to take away a positive result.
“I loved my time at Bray, but this is a different mission that we are on now. We’ve got to go there and try to beat a very good Bray side.”
He went on to say “We’ve got a tough week ahead of us with Bray then obviously Drogheda on Monday night. We’ve got a few players back from injury which I’m happy with but trying to get the right balance will be important now. So, let’s see if we can get a few more back this week.”
Cabo’s record appearance holder Kevin Knight serves the second of a three-match suspension.
Alan Patchell will take charge of the fixture with Chris Campbell and Conor Fitzgibbon being the assistants. The fourth official is Adriano Reale.
The game will be only the fifth time that the teams have met in league action.
Back at a rain and wind swept Stradbrook last February, goals by Kieran Marty Waters, Vilius Labutis and Keith Dalton (2) had the home side 4-0 up at half time. Wanderers hit back through Gary Shaw and Jack Watson in the second period.
The previous three league fixtures were all back in the 2019 season.
Back in February 2019 on the opening day of the season, Bray won 3-0 at Stradbrook with second half goals by Dylan McGlade (2) and Dean O’Halloran.
Then in April 2019 at the Carlisle Grounds, it ended with honours even at 1-1. Jake Ellis put the Wicklow side ahead. But Vilius Labutis equalised in the second period.
Back at Stradbrook in July 2019, Yuta Sasaki scored a late winner in a 2-1 success for Cabo. Paul Fox had given the home team the lead which was cancelled out by Dylan McGlade.
The teams also met in the Leinster Senior Cup last March 2019. Cabinteely won 2-1 at the Carlisle Grounds. Luke Clucas and Sean Fitzpatrick netted for Cabo with Luke Jovic replying for the Seagulls.