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  • Thursday May 26th, 2022 @ 12:30

Preview: Dundalk Vs Saints (27/05/22)

St Patrick's Athletic are back on the road on Friday night as they travel up the M1 to take on Dundalk.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm, with away tickets only available online HERE

It is a third game in seven days for The Saints after back to back Dublin derbies last weekend.

They welcomed Shelbourne to Richmond last Friday and it was the visitors who claimed all three points.

Jack Moylan opened the scoring for Shels 24 minutes in, but Joe Redmond equalised in injury time of the first-half, scoring his first goal for the club after a brilliant passing move around the box.

Jonathan Lunney struck 10 minutes into the second-half with a deflected shot, and despite the best efforts from the home side, it was Shelbourne who left Richmond with victory.

It was a more positive result on Monday night against Bohemians.

Tunde Owolabi scored a brilliant hat-trick to help St Pat's to a 3-0 win over their Dublin rivals.

Owolabi opened the scoring after just five minutes of play and he doubled his tally in injury time of the first half with two powerful strikes before rounding off his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 68th minute.

The Saints will be hoping for a similar result and performance on Friday night at Oriel Park.

Opposition Watch and Recent Meetings

Dundalk have been in good form of late, are come into the weekend in in 3rd place, three points ahead of The Saints.

They are unbeaten in their last six games.

The Liliwhites were also in action on Monday night when they travelled to Finn Park and a 53rd minute Daniel Kelly strike was enough for Dundalk to take all three points home.

The sides have met once so far this season last month at Richmond. They couldnâ€â„¢t be separated, with Dundalk goalkeeper Nathan Sheppard in inspired form to deny St Pat's the three points.

View From The Dugout

Manager Tim Clancy has been looking ahead to the final game before the mid-season break:

"We've been good on the road this season and before our two derbies at home last weekend, we were unbeaten in three away games in a row in Drogheda, Derry and Sligo, with a 4-0 win in Drogheda and draws in Derry and Sligo, so we'll he hoping to keep up that form. We are looking forward to the game against a Dundalk team who are in good form.

We played well against them at our place earlier in the season and probably should have got a win, we're looking to build on that. It would be a great way to finish off the first part of the season with a victory and that's what we're looking to do."

Team-news: Jamie Lennon (foot) will miss the game but was began running again and is hoping to return soon, Adam Murphy underwent success hamstring surgery in London last weekend and is recovering well while and Ronan Coughlan (hamstring) will all miss the game. Paddy Barrett continues his recovery from surgery and has returned to the training pitch with James Abankwah also nearing a return to action.

Tickets: The game will kick off at 7.45pm, with away tickets only available online HERE

LOITV: For those who can't make it to Oriel, the match will be live on LOITV for a match pass for 7 euro.

Updates: Alternatively, you can catch updates across all of our social media channels on Friday evening.

Photo credit: Sportsfile

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