SOCCER: Match preview – Cork City FC v St Patrick’s Athletic

8 July 2017, Saturday
By Tom Collins

The local soccer team in Cork is Cork City FC

It’s a return to league action for Cork City on Sunday, as they welcome St. Patrick’s Athletic to Turner’s Cross, kick-off 2 pm.

City come into the game on the back of a 4-2 win over Levadia Tallinn last Thursday, while the visitors’ last league outing was a 1-1 draw against Galway United.

Speaking ahead of the game, City manager John Caulfield said: “We have fantastic support, it is Seanie and Kevin’s last home league game and I am sure a lot of people will want to come out and see them as well. For us, it is about going out and winning the match, because we are going for the league title.

“It is a huge game for us. We are not looking to next Thursday at all, we are looking at what would be a vital three points for us. We have competition for places, we have a lot of good players and a lot of guys who want to come in, so that is a real positive for us.”

“There is always the danger that people switch off and lose focus, but that hasn’t happened this year and I would be disappointed if that happened tomorrow. Ultimately, it is up to me to keep the lads focused and tuned in, so I would expect that won’t be an issue. We trained this morning, everyone was in good shape and looking forward to the game; they know how big the match is and they know we need to win to keep the pressure on.”

Jimmy Keohane will be suspended, while Johnny Dunleavy and John Kavanagh are both definitely ruled out through injury.

Injury News: Johnny Dunleavy, John Kavanagh

Suspensions: Jimmy Keohane
Last game: Cork City 4-2 Levadia Tallinn
Last league game: Derry City 1-2 Cork City
League Form (most recent game first): W W W W W

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