- Thursday October 6th, 2022 @ 15:45
Preview: Dundalk Vs Saints (07/10/22)
St Patrick's Athletic travel north on Friday evening as they face Dundalk in a crucial game at Casey's Field.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm, a very small number of away tickets remain available and are on sale online only HERE, no away tickets will be on sale at the ground, the game will also be live on LOITV
The Saints travel to Dundalk in fourth place, four points behind their opponents and a win tomorrow night would leave them one point adrift of third place and that all important European spot with four games left to play.
St Pat's played out a dramatic 4-4 draw at Tolka Park on Monday night against Shelbourne.
It was one of the most entertaining games of the season so far, with three penalties, three disallowed goals, a red card, and a host of chances for both sides making it one of the most memorable games of the modern era.
Tim Clancy's men have lost just one out of their last seven games, and had won five in a row before that defeat to Derry City last Friday, he'll be hoping to keep that good run of form going ahead of the crunch meeting with The Lilywhites.
Opposition Watch and Recent Meetings
Dundalk come into the weekend in third place, four points ahead of the Saints and five off 2nd placed Derry City.
They beat Drogheda United 2-0 in the Louth derby last Friday.
Runar Hauge put his side in front from the penalty spot after 40 minutes and in injury time of the first-half, they doubled their lead when Drogheda's Dane Massey put the ball in his own net.
St Patrick's Athletic and Dundalk have met on three occasions so far this season with two draws and one Dundalk win.
They first met in April at Richmond Park and despite a flurry of chances for the home side, the sides couldnÃƒÂ¢€Ã¢â€žÂ¢t be separated as it ended in a 0-0 draw with Dundalk goalkeeper Nathan Sheppard being named man of the match.
Daniel Kelly's 24th minute strike in the return fixture was enough to earn all three points for Dundalk in May at Oriel Park.
Their most recent clash came back in July at Richmond Park.
Eoin Doyle's opener was cancelled out by Daniel Kelly as the spoils were once again shared.
View From The Dugout
Manager Tim Clancy said: "We have to win tomorrow night and we want to qualify for Europe off our own back and not rely on anyone else and that starts tomorrow night. It's a game we are looking forward to and we'll be aiming to get back to winning ways."
Watch Tim's full interview on our YouTube channel above.
We also spoke to winger Serge Atakayi ahead of the big game, his full interview is also on our YouTube channel.
"We need to be ready for this game. We've prepared well physically and mentally over the last few days since the match against Shelbourne. I can promise that we'll give our all to get the three points and that's the main thing, it's a big game for Europe and we'll be ready."
Team News: Anto Breslin, Tom Grivosti and Chris Forrester return from suspension, Jamie Lennon however is suspended after being sent off in the last minute of Monday's game at Tolka Park. Adam Murphy (hamstring) will also miss out.
Tickets: A very small number of away tickets remain available and are on sale online only HERE, no away tickets will be on sale at the ground.
LOITV: The game will be live on LOITV with kick off at 7.45pm.
Updates: Alternatively, you can catch updates across all of our social media channels on Friday evening.
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