MAHON HOPES TO CATCH FLYING SEAGULLS

  • Thu, May 05, 2011 @ 17:02

St Patrick's Athletic travel to the Carlisle Grounds tomorrow (Friday) to take on Bray Wanderers in the Airtricity League Premier Division.

Fresh from their superb comeback against Galway on Monday, the Saints will be hoping to banish the memory of a comeback from their opponents in the first series of games.

Back in March the seasiders came from two goals down to defeat St Pats in Richmond Park which has set them on a superb run leaving them third in the table three points ahead of Pats.

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The Saints are still without captain Conor Kenna. Kenna will see a specialist on Saturday morning as he seeks to discover whether or not he can resume training having not played since the second game of the first series of games.

Also out is former Bray midfielder Dave Mulcahy who suffered a reaction to a hamstring strain when coming off the bench against Galway on Monday.

PETE MAHON

“Bray are flying at the moment and their win against us in the first series of games really set them on their way.

“They'll want to stay as near to the top of the table for as long as they can, a little bit like us last season.

“We're trying to get back into that group at the top of the table and although we're going in the right direction the next three games will be crucial for us.

“Friday will be a difficult game but it will be a good test of our desire to get into the top places in the league.

“We're playing well at the moment and creating and scoring lots of chances. What we really need to work on is not conceding goals and that's what we have to try and do tomorrow night.”


Next Fixture

Galway United / August 25th @ 7:45pm
Competition: FaiCup
Venue: Richmond Park

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2Dundalk2653
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4Shamrock Rovers2641
5Bray Wanderers2738
6Bohemian FC2633
7Limerick2631
8St. Patrick's Athletic2630
9Sligo Rovers2728
10Finn Harps2627
11Galway United FC2625
12Drogheda United2618