- Sunday May 9th, 2010 @ 14:10
SAINTS TAKE ON SEASIDERS IN EA SPORTS CUP
Following a dramatic win over Dundalk in Inchicore on Friday, Pete Mahon’s side host Bray Wanderers in the next round of the EA Sports Cup at Richmond Park on Monday night, kick off 7.45pm
Friday nights’ win will certainly encourage the Saints, as reduced to ten men for most of the match they showed true determination and hard work to out a great win.
The Saints can now turn their attention to the EA Sports Cup, and Mahon has suggested that a number of players may be rested after the Dundalk game and ahead of the much awaited Setanta Sports Cup final against Bohemians coming up on Saturday.
Eddie Gormley’s Seagulls lost 6-0 to UCD on Friday and have been on the wrong end of a number of defeats which sees them lying at the foot of the Premier Division.
However Wanderers have proved their ability to win on their travels, securing a place in the Second Round following a 3-1 victory over Drogheda United back in April.
Former Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne midfielder Mark O’Brien scored twice in that victory, which was also his debut for the Seagulls.
Saints captain Damian Lynch will miss the game having limped off with a hamstring injury against Dundalk.
There may be possible call ups to the team for Dan Connor, Alex Williams and Noel Haverty.
The last time the sides met ended in a 4-0 victory to St Pat’s with former Bray players Byrne and Gareth Coughlan getting on the score-sheet.
The Saints can expect a Bray backlash after their UCD defeat and a much tighter game tomorrow night.