4 June 2015
By Bryan Smyth
Cork City will be aiming to make it three consecutive away wins, as they travel to Eamonn Deacy Park to take on Galway United tomorrow.
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City, who are second in the Premier Division table, are unbeaten on the road this season, with five wins and four draws on their travels. The home side are currently seventh in the table, and have seven wins and four draws from their eleven home fixtures in all competitions this term.
The last meeting between the two sides took place at Turner’s Cross earlier this season, as goals either side of the break from Karl Sheppard and Alan Bennett saw City run out winners by two goals to nil. The last meeting between the two sides at Eamonn Deacy Park resulted in a two all draw on November 6th, 2009; goals from Davin O’Neill and Billy Dennehy twice gave City the lead, but Vinny Faherty responded on each occasion to secure a point for United.
Speaking at the club’s weekly press conference at the Cork International Hotel, first team coach John Cotter said that the side would travel to Galway aiming for the three points: “We’ve had a good start to the season, we’re in a good position in the league and we will keep going, keep taking it week by week. We will be going to win the game as we go out to win every game we play. We have a good record away from home, but we have no doubt it will be a tough game on Friday as every game in this league is.”
“All you can do is look after yourself, keep training, prepare for each game the best you can and keep going. There’s still a long way to go, we’re not even halfway yet. Over the years, this league normally comes down to the last four or five games, so we just have to make sure that we are in a good position when it comes to that point.”
“They (Galway) have had a go in every game they have played. They are a good side and obviously Tommy (Dunne) is the manager there and he knows this club well. Once we play well, prepare right and go out with the right attitude, I would back our lads. We have confidence that we can go anywhere and win, so we will go there looking for the three points.”
Alan Bennett and Danny Morrissey have both returned to training, and both will be assessed ahead of tomorrow’s game, however John Dunleavy and Kieran Djilali remain sidelined with knee injuries.
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Last Game: Wexford Youths 0-2 Cork City (FAI Cup)
Last League Game: Cork City 0-0 Shamrock Rovers
Last Meeting: Cork City 2-0 Galway United
Last Meeting at Eamonn Deacy Park: Galway United 2-2 Cork City
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