Cabinteely FC v Drogheda United Match Preview
Cabinteely FC Press Release
Team News vs Drogheda United
SSE Airtricity League First Division
Tuesday October 27, 2020
In the final game of the SSE Airtricity League First Division season, Cabinteely host Drogheda on Tuesday in Stradbrook in a game which has major ramifications for both clubs.
A win for the home side would ensure the club a place in the play-offs.
However, victory for United would see them become First Division champions.
MANAGEMENT TEAM VIEW
With both club’s looking for all three points, Cabinteely’s Director of Football Pat Devlin is expecting a dramatic end to the 2020 league season.
“In many ways – it’s been a wonderful season. But in other ways, it has been difficult with the Covid situation”.
He continued “We’re playing to get into the play-offs. We will give it our best shot. I am sure the lads will give everything they can to get the result we need. Equally, Drogheda will too give it everything with the league title at stake. So, it’s all to play for.”
Defender Christian Lotefa is suspended.
But midfielder Alex Aspil is available after serving a one-match ban.
Alan Patchell will take charge of the fixture with Brian Fenlon and Chris Campbell being the assistants. Derek Tomney is the fourth official.
The clubs first met in 2016 and the 11 League meetings since then have seen Cabinteely win three times and Drogheda claim five victories.
The teams also faced off in the First Division play-off’s last year.
FIRST DIVISION MEETINGS BETWEEN THE CLUBS
United Park, September 7
Drogheda United 5 (Jake Hyland 11, 60, Mark Doyle 25, 65, Stephen Meaney 89); Cabinteely 1 (Paul Fox 8)
United Park, October 25 (Play off Second Leg)
Drogheda United 5 (Luke McNally 35, 57, 59, Chris Lyons 62, Jamie Hollywood 79); Cabinteely 1 (Kieran Marty Waters 52).
Stradbrook, October 18 (Play off First Leg)
Cabinteely 1 (Kieran Marty Waters 5); Drogheda United 1 (Jake Hyland 77).
United Park, July 26
Drogheda United 0; Cabinteely 0.
Stradbrook, May 18
Cabinteely 0; Drogheda United 5 (Chris Lyons 10,46,80, Stephen Meaney 26, Luke McNally 53).
United Park, March 15
Drogheda United 1 (Mark Hughes 79); Cabinteely 4 (Rob Manley 52, 66, 72, Own Goal 89).
Stradbrook, August 17
Cabinteely 2 (Karl Manahan 20, Keith Dalton 22); Drogheda United 2 (Sean Brennan 45, Ciaran Kelly 45 + 5).
United Park, June 1
Drogheda United 2 (Chris Lyons 33, Mark Doyle 90 + 2); Cabinteely 0.
Stradbrook, August 17
Cabinteely 3 (Kieran Marty Waters 4, Steven Ball 45 + 6, 58); Drogheda United 2 (Gareth McCaffrey 36, 87).
Stradbrook, September 23
Cabinteely 1 (Ben Hanrahan 30); Drogheda United 0.
United Park, July 29
Drogheda United 1 (Aaron Ashe 66); Cabinteely 0.
Stradbrook, May 29
Cabinteely 0; Drogheda United 0.
United Park, April 1
Drogheda United 4 (Sean Brennan 22, Eoin Kirwan 56, Aaron Ashe 82, 83); Cabinteely 0.