Thursday 24 August 2017

Cobh hope for home comfort

Ringmahon Rangers 1-4 Cobh Ramblers

Ostersunds goalkeeper Aly Keita was struck by a fan
Ostersunds goalkeeper Aly Keita was struck by a fan
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Cobh Ramblers are hoping for a home draw after seeing off Ringmahon Rangers at Turners Cross.

"We would get over 2,000 for a quarter-final at St Colman's Park. That would be great - not only for us to make a few bob, but to give us a real chance of making the semi-finals, which would be quite remarkable for our club," said manager Stephen Henderson.

Connor Ellis fired Cobh ahead with a neat finish after nine minutes and then Shane O'Connor, who had a spell at Liverpool as a teenager, scored twice to make it 3-0 before Patrick O'Brien replied.

Rob Lehane added Cobh's fourth with a low drive from the edge of the box after the break.

Ringmahon Rgs - Daly; Forde, Higgins, Kidney (R Delaney h-t, O'Regan, 69), Noah Cisse; Deasy, Kenny; O'Brien, Swords, Coughlan; Delaney (C Kearney h-t)).

Cobh R - Hunt; O'Riordan, C McCarthy, Mulcahy; O'Donnell(S McCarthy, 84), Mylod, O'Connor, Kingston, Comerford; Ellis (Creamer, 87), Lehane (McGreevy, 80).

REF - D Keeler (Cork)

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