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  • Sunday March 13th, 2022 @ 12:30

Preview: Saints Vs UCD AFC (14/03/22)

St Patrick's Athletic return to action on Monday evening as they host UCD AFC at Richmond Park.

Home tickets are available online HERE, tickets will also be on sale from the ground up to 2pm tomorrow afternoon.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm, if you can't make the game, it will be live on LOITV, Jamie Moore and Ger O'Brien will be in the commentary box with build up beginning at 7.30pm.

The Super Saints will be looking to make it three wins on the spin, Tim Clancy's men followed their 1-0 victory against Shamrock Rovers with an important three points away to Finn Harps on Friday night, Jack Scott and Eoin Doyle scored their first league goals for the club in a 2-0 win in Ballybofey.



Opposition Watch and Recent Meetings

UCD AFC have good recent memories of Richmond Park, they actually won promotion back to the Premier Division at tomorrow's venue.

Andy Myler's side beat Waterford 2-1 in the Promotion/Relegation play-off last November with Dara Keane and Colm Whelan on target.

They've begun the 2022 campaign with two draws and two losses.

An opening night 3-0 defeat at Shamrock Rovers was followed by back-to-back scoreless draws at home to Finn Harps and Shelbourne before a 4-2 loss away to Drogheda.

UCD's game at home to Derry City on Friday fell victim to a waterlogged pitch.

The teams last met in the league in September 2019, that was a scoreless draw at Richmond Park.

The Saints won two of the other three league meetings that season, with the other also ending honours even.

The Students did beat The Saints in the FAI Cup in 2019, current St Pat's man Jay McClelland was in their side for a 3-1 win at the UCD Bowl in what proved to be Harry Kenny's last game in charge of St Pat's.



View From The Dugout

Manager Tim Clancy has been busy preparing his troops for tomorrow's game at Richmond, and has quickly turned his focus from Friday's win at Finn Harps to tomorrow's visit of UCD.

"We are expecting another tough game, we are back at home and we are hoping to have another big crowd at Richmond and have the place rocking again, we had a brilliant traveling support in Donegal on Friday.

We've got a strong squad available and it was great to see Ronan Coughlan make his return from injury the other night.

It's going to be a big week for us, after the long trip to Harps, we host UCD and then travel to Derry on Friday so it will be a big ask but we are ready.

We can take confidence from our last couple of performances, we've got to make sure we are at it as every game in this league is difficult."


Team-news: Jamie Lennon (foot) is the only absentee

Tickets:Home tickets are available online HERE, tickets will also be on sale from the ground up to 2pm tomorrow afternoon. Away tickets are available via UCD AFC directly.

LOITV Live Stream:MATCH PASS HERE

Updates: Alternatively, you can also catch updates across all of our social media channels, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok

Photo credit: Inpho Sports

Next Fixture

Waterford / March 4th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: RSC
 
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Bohemian FC24
St Patrick's Athletic33
Sligo Rovers32
Shamrock Rovers21
Dundalk21
Drogheda United20

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