Team News vs Longford Town
SSE Airtricity League First Division
Friday October 9, 2020
With the promotion and play-off race still in the mix, Cabinteely host Longford Town on Friday at Stradbrook in the SSE Airtricity League First Division.
The clubs met last August at Bishopsgate with the visitors claiming all three points in a 3-1 victory.
MANAGEMENT TEAM VIEW
With both team’s level on points in joint-third place, separated just by goal difference with three league games remaining, Cabinteely’s Director of Football Pat Devlin said “There is a lot still to play for with several clubs involved. We need to get wins; we need to play well; we need to be organised and disciplined. And we need a little bit of luck.”
He added “That’s all we can ask for. The players were great last week in Cobh. Each game itself will bring more importance. Our focus is on Longford and doing our best to get all three points.”
Cabinteely’s top goal-scorer this season, Shane Barnes, is available after suspension.
Rob Harvey will take charge of the fixture with Wayne McDonnell and Rob Clarke being the assistants. Rob Dowling is fourth official.
The clubs first met in 2017. The 11 league meetings since then have seen Cabo
claim five victories; Longford win four times with the other fixtures two being drawn.
FIRST DIVISION MEETINGS BETWEEN THE CLUBS
Longford Town 1 (Joe Gorman 75); Cabinteely 3 (Zak O’Neill 19, Kieran Marty Waters 35, Kevin Knight 70).
Play-off Second Leg, Bishopsgate, October
Longford Town 1 (Aaron Dobbs 41); Cabinteely 1 (Paul Fox 18) (AET)
(Cabinteely won 3-1 on pens).
Play-off First Leg Stradbrook, October 4
Cabinteely 0; Longford Town 0
Stradbrook, July 19
Cabinteely 2 (Rob Manley 36, 90 + 5); Longford Town 0.
Bishopsgate, May 11
Longford Town 0; Cabinteely 1 (Kieran Marty Waters 85).
Stradbrook, March 8
Cabinteely 1 (Rob Manley 56); Longford Town 1 (Sam Verdon 13)
Bishopsgate, September 1
Longford Town 4 (Karl Chambers 34, Dylan McGlade 43, 90 + 4, 90 + 5); Cabinteely 1 (Keith Dalton 70).
Stradbrook, June 8
Cabinteely 1 (Kevin Knight 31); Longford Town 0
Bishopsgate, April 7
Longford Town 3 (Own Goal 9, Peter Hopkins 81, Dean Byrne 90 + 1); Cabinteely 0.
Stradbrook, September 1
Cabinteely 0; Longford Town 2 (Sam Verdon 37, David O’Sullivan 83).
Bishopsgate, July 1
Longford Town 1 (Daniel O’Reilly 85); Cabinteely 0.
Stradbrook, May 6
Cabinteely 0; Longford Town 0.
Bishopsgate, March 18
Longford Town 0; Cabinteely 2 (Jack Watson 2, Kieran Marty Waters 90).