Conor McDonald still has not managed to keep up with his July exploits at Cobh Ramblers as his side fell to another league loss to Drogheda.
Cobh’s closest rivals Cork City arranged to play a friendly against the Rams for September’s first fixture of the month. The Premier League outfit are doing well in the league, on course for a Europa League place as they stand in 4th place.
The game was played in front of St. Colman’s Park’s biggest crowd of 2019 with 3,047 people piled through the turnstiles for the friendly. Cobh performed well, managing to hold Cork City to a 1-1 draw as Cian Leonard cancelled out Danny Morrissey’s opener.
League action resumed with a trip to Drogheda’s United Park in front of an 842-strong crowd with 20 fans travelling from East Cork.
The story was laid out in the second half as Ian Turner bagged an opener for The Rams but Michael Gregan equalised in the 84th minute with Drogheda securing three points with a late and devastating winner from Stephen Meaney in the 94th minute.
Cobh organised another friendly with a Cork side as they took on University College Cork at St. Colman’s Park. McDonald’s men won 3-0 against the local side with Cian Leonard, Kevin Taylor and Stephen O’Leary all netting goals.
Cobh Rambler’s won their first and only three points of September through a 1-0 win at home against Cabinteely at the back end of the month with Cian Leonard scoring the only goal of the game just before half-time.
Once again, Cobh Ramblers have not moved position from 6th place and look unlikely to for the rest of the season with Drogheda United impossible to catch as they sit seventeen points ahead of Cobh and five points ahead of Limerick with only three games of the Irish First Division remaining.
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