Injury worries for Cork ahead of Derry trip

Cork City make the long trip to Derry tomorrow, with manager Tommy Dunne facing an injury headache.

Young midfielder Brian Lenihan will miss the tie as he is on international duty Lenihan with the Republic of Ireland Under 19 side, while winger Daryl Horgan misses out through suspension. John Dunleavy (ankle), Colin Healy (thigh strain), Cathal Lordan (knee) and Eoghan Murphy (ankle) are all ruled out through injury, while defenders Dan Murray and Neal Horgan will also miss out. Mark McNulty, Danny Murphy and Vinny Sullivan all return from suspension, after missing the defeat to Shamrock Rovers last week.

Dunne told CorkCityFC.net that despite a lengthy injury list, his side will be aiming to pick up a result at the Brandywell: “Going to the Brandywell is always a long trip for us, but it is a good venue to play in. We need to pick up points there if we can, because it is at the point in the season where every point really matters. Although we are without a number of players, we still have aspirations of getting something from the game.”

“In the last number of weeks, with the exception of the UCD game, I think we have performed reasonably well. We need to be solid and make sure that we do not give anything away that will give us an uphill battle to get a result from the game.”

Injury News: John Dunleavy, Colin Healy, Cathal Lordan, Eoghan Murphy, Dan Murray, Neal Horgan.

Suspensions: Daryl Horgan

International Call-up: Brian Lenihan with Republic of Ireland Under 19’s

Last Game: Cork City 1-2 Shamrock Rovers

League Form: D W D D D D L L W L

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England » Blue Square South » Boreham Wood – Sutton   over 2,5 @ 1,72  // dnb 2 @ 2,12 

Hosts get tree red cards in last round (it was before two days). That was 3 defenders, Nunne (df 5/0), Garrard (df 5/0) and O’Loughlin (df 5/1).

Wood Manager Ian Allinson did well to temper his fury after the final whistle.    “Two individuals have let us down badly this afternoon with their poor reactions.    We will miss three key defenders for three matches including our first F.A. Challenge Cup tie, which is of our own making and that is disappointing.    We were competing well even after going a goal down and for the first twenty-five minutes of the second half even with nine men we had chances to equalise.    The second goal we gave away cheaply and that left us with a mountain to climb.    I would like to heap praise on the players that remained on the pitch for me today, they did not let me down. We will dust ourselves down and be up and ready to go again on Monday night against Sutton United.”

Suttonm scored on all 5 games this season. They was better than their today’s opponents last season (they played promotion playoff, they had 74 pts while Borenham has 61

Sutton have a good record at Boreham Wood under Paul Doswell, unbeaten in the last three visits although it needed an injury-time equaliser by Romone McCrae to preserve that record in last season’s game on Boxing Day. On Monday morning Paul was still hopeful of adding a central defender to his squad in time for him to feature in tonight’s game, with Simon Downer still on the sidelines.

Norway » Division 2 – Group 1 » Stromsgodset 2 – Tonsberg  1 @ 1,75

Stromsgodset will have few expirience first team players, most important are Kim André Madsen (df 18/0) og Peter Kovacs (att 19/8, 2nd scorer). Tonsberg very bad away

We set including the two who had to sit out the match against Sogndal, Kim André Madsen and Peter Kovacs in tonight’s squad, which by the way looks like this:

Borger Thomas, Ole Lauritzen, Mads Westlie Gundersen, Ole Amund Sveen, Behajdin Celina, Kim André Madsen, Kinni Grewal, Krister Aunan, Nana, Enock Kwakwa, Martin Rønning Ovenstad, Tokmac Nguen, Gustav Mendonca Wikheim, Peter Kovacs

Aalesund II – Skeid

Aalesund squad: Rasmussen, Nystøl, Rekdal, Bjørdal, Wooton, Lindseth, Fredriksen, Fjørtoft, Orry Larsen, Carlsen, Skagestad, Hoff, Dahlberg, Martinussen, Krøvel, Sætre, Grytten og Hollingsæter.

Mandalskameratene – Brann 2

Dette er Brann 2-troppen:

Øystein Øvretveit
Ståle Tveit
Andreas Vindheim
Hans-Christian Nysæther
Henrik Gjesdal
Fredrik Heggeland
Joachim Soltvedt
Kjetil Kalve
Kasper Skaanes
Eirik Birkelund
Kristoffer Barmen
Kristoffer K. Larsen
Morten Kvist
Per Christian Pedersen
Steffen Lie Skålevik
Kristoffer Larsen

Denmark » 1st Division » Koge – Lyngby 2 @ 2,15

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Last season this would be 1st league game bbut both relegate. Lyngby was 11th with 28 points, Koge last, 12th with 19

Koge in awfull form. true, they won last one 7-1 away but that was cup game with lower league club. Koge won just 4 points, still didnt won and they have some injuries:

Fabinho usually still a groin injury, while both Marcel Romer and top scorer Anders Kaagh struggling with knee problems. Also Bo Storm is out – he’s still going to be quite ready after his long injury break.

On the other hand defender Andreas Sorensen back in the squad. The experienced defender has been out for over a month with a hamstring, but now it thus appears that the back is getting ready for a comeback.

Three U/19-spillere has found its way into the squad. It is about Sylvester Seeger-Hansen, debutede in the middle of the week trophy victory over AB Tårnby. He’s in the squad for Monday’s game against Lyngby been joined by the two U/18-landsholdsspillere Daniel Arrocha and Oliver Jorgensen.

Also important midfielder Martin Christensen left club.

Lyngby loose some players before season started (Emil Larsen, Anders Christiansen og Rajko Lekic) but they started great. They are stronger this game for Lasse Fosgaard, midfielder from Brønshøj.

FAI CUP THIRD ROUND PREVIEW 03/09/2012

Waterford United -v- Mervue United

Johnny Glynn’s Mervue United take a break from league action this evening as they make the long trip to the south east to finally face Waterford Utd in this third round FAI Ford Cup game.

There is a cup quarter-final place on offer with a tough away tie against Derry City in the Brandywell the reward for this evening’s winners. Twice postponed, the tie should finally take place with no sign of rain forecast for the day in Waterford.

Glynn side haven’t won in their last four games and will be looking to try for a good cup run after some poor league form.

Last weekend they did pick up a good point in a 1-1 draw at home to Finn Harps, with Cian McBrien scoring his first goal for the club to equalise for the home side. That point leaves Mervue second from bottom in the league table, two points ahead of Galway rivals SD Galway.

Mervue progressed to the Third Round after a 2-0 win against local rivals SD Galway courtesy of second half goals from Pat Hoban and Etanda Nkololo back in May.

Martin Conneely (ankle ligaments), Kenny Farrell (ankle), Alan Murphy (ankle) all missed Friday’s draw with Finn Harps and may not recover in time. Captain Mike Elwood and Cian McBrien will not travel due to work committments, while Shane Keogh should return having missed Fridays draw with Finn Harps.

Paul O’Brien’s Waterford United come into this tie on the back of a superb 1-0 win away to First Division league leaders Limerick on Friday night.

David Breen’s single goal late in the game secured their fourth win over Limerick this season and get the Blues back to winning ways ahead of this cup tie.

League form has dipped of late with no win in their last three home games; a defeat to Wexford Youths, scoreless draw against Athlone Town and a 1-1 draw against Finn Harps. Friday’s win should instil confidence in the Blues for Monday’s match.

Gary Dunphy and Daragh Walshe continue to miss out long term. Seamus Long and Willie John Kiely both return from suspension and may both come straight into the team. Paul Phelan and Craig Burns were both not fit enough for Friday’s match but may recover in time. Stephen Mulcahy and John Frost both were substituted on Friday with injuries and may need more treatment.

Sean Maguire will also miss the game as he links up with Paul Doolin’s Republic of Ireland Under-19 team for a training camp and friendly match in Latvia this week.

Referee: Kevin O’Regan

MATCH STATS

This is the third attempt for this cup game to be played with both previous attempts being postponed due to heavy rain making the RSC pitch unplayable.

Mervue United have lost twice this season to Waterford United already this season with the third match ending in a scoreless draw.

Mervue have lost all six previous trips to the RSC in league encounters.

BETTING

Waterford United 3/10; Draw 7/2; Mervue United 9/1