- Thursday October 13th, 2022 @ 12:47
Preview: Saints Vs Bohemians (14/10/22)
A sold out Richmond Park is all set for Friday's Dublin derby between St Patrick's Athletic and Bohemians.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm, with just under 5,000 fans in attendance.
If you don't have a golden ticket for the game, it will be live on LOITV for a match streaming pass of 7 euro, with Oisin Langan and Keith Treacy in the commentary box.
St Pat's come into the game after a dramatic 2-1 win in Dundalk last Friday, Chris Forrester had opened the scoring before Ryan O'Kane's equaliser, Adam O'Reilly won it for the Super Saints in injury-time.
That win means St Pat's are now just one point behind Dundalk, who occupy third spot, with four matches left to play, including Friday's match at Richmond Park, as the European race continues.
Opposition Watch and Recent Meetings
This will be a fourth meeting of the season between St Pat's and Dublin rivals Bohemians.
Bohs won the first game 1-0, but St Pat's have had the upper hand since then, winning 3-0 the last time the sides met at Richmond, thanks to a Tunde Owolabi hat-trick, and 3-1 at Dalymount Park in August.
The Gypsies lost 1-0 to Drogheda United last weekend, with Derek Pender and Trevor Croly continuing in caretaker manager roles as the club continues their search for Keith Long's replacement.
Bohemians are 6th in the table, with 42 points from their 32 games, meaning they are thirteen points behind St Pat's ahead of kick-off.
View From The Dugout
First Team Coach Sean O'Connor said: "It's always good to be coming into form and playing well at the business end of the season, that's when European spots and league etc are won. We want to keep our good form going between now and the end of the season, starting with the game against Bohemians. Dublin derbies are great games to play in and be involved in, the players get a great lift off the crowd when anything happens in the games, you can really feel that energy and we'll be hoping to lads can do that on Friday night."
Watch Sean's full interview on our YouTube channel.
Midfielder Adam O'Reilly is also ready for action, his full interview is also on our YouTube channel.
"We've played well in the last couple of games against Bohs and have had some good results against them, so we'll be hoping for the same on Friday night. We know it will be a difficult game but myself and all the boys are full of confidence going into the game."
Team News: Tom Grivosti (suspended) is the only absentee.
Tickets: This match is totally sold out, no tickets will be available from the ground so please so not arrive without a ticket. We ask all fans who have tickets to arrive at least 30 minutes left kick-off, please note that supporters will not be allowed to bring cans or bottles/plastic bottles into Richmond Park on matchdays from this Friday onwards. This is due to a new FAI stadium safety directive that has been sent to all LOI clubs this week
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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