Preview: Saints V UCD

  • Fri, Jun 23, 2006 @ 13:06

Saint Patrick's Athletic will look to extend their excellent start to the season as they host UCD at Richmond Park tonight. Only Drogheda have managed to beat the Saints so far this season and ominously Pats are close to hitting a full strength squad for the resumption of the league.

Alan Reilly and Stephen Caffrey lined out for the under-21's in midweek. Colm Foley also played the whole game, his first since suffering a cruciate ligament injury against UCD last July. Foley could take a place on the bench tonight while Reilly and Caffrey are also set to feature.

Reserve keeper Brendan Clarke is also back available after injury although Chris Armstrong remains sidelined. David Mulcahy is an injury doubt.

UCD have had an indifferent start to the season which sees them ninth in the twelve team top flight. They've lost all but one of their away games in the league so far and go into tonight's game without Alan Mahon through suspension and Paul Byrne through injury.

League form for St. Patricks Athletic : WDWWW
League form for UCD : DLWLL

Previous meeting(s) :
UCD 0-1 St. Patricks Athletic (17/03/2006)
St. Patricks Athletic 0-0 UCD (14/10/2005)
UCD 1-0 St. Patricks Athletic (15/07/2005)
St. Patricks Athletic 3-2 UCD (22/04/2005)
St. Patricks Athletic 0-0 UCD (21/11/2003) Prediction: Home win.

Next Fixture

Carlow Kilkenny FC / July 9th @ 12:00am
Venue: TBC
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St Patricks Athletic2335
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Bohemian FC2126
Drogheda United2122
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