- Monday April 6th, 2015 @ 15:39
EA Sports Cup Team News: Crumlin Utd
St Patrick's Athletic get their 2015 EA Sports Cup campaign underway way on Tuesday night as they face Crumlin United in Richmond Park in the second round of the competition (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Saints, twice winners of the competition, will be looking to end a 12 year wait for silverware in the EA Sports Cup since their 2003 triumph over Longford Town thanks to a David Freeman goal.
By contrast, Crumlin United have never won the competition and go into Tuesday's game following a first round victory over Bray Wanderers on a 4-2 scoreline, while the Leinster Senior League side will be in good spirits following their 6-0 FAI Intermediate Cup Semi-Final win against Firhouse Clover last Friday in Pearse Park.
"We're looking forward to Tuesday's game in Crumlin as we've started the season well in Richmond with three wins in our games there to date against Cabinteely, Bray and Derry so we'll be looking to keep that run going," Saints' manager Liam Buckley told stpatsfc.com.
"Saturday was a tough game against Longford so we'll assess the squad again before kick-off when we're selecting out team. Crumlin had a fantastic win on Friday night against Firhouse, and were impressive against Bray in the last round so we know they will give us a stern test."
In team news, the Saints are without the services of Killian Brennan who serves a second of a two match additional suspension, while Brendan Clarke misses out with an ankle injury.
Tickets for the game are priced at €10 for adults, €5 for concessions and free for children U12 with an accompanied adult.