Bohemians vs Dundalk by Isaiah
Ireland FAI Cup. Bohemians coming from an important away win against Shamrock four days ago, scoring with Devaney in the last minute of the first half. According to the match report, Shamrock had two shots to the bar, and generally they had the control of the match most of the time, but they lacked a clear mind.
Bohemians enters the battle of the FA Cup quarterfinals with the best morale after the victory against Shamrock, even though the win had not a tremendous impact to the league table, it was an extremely important result for Bohemians. However, the big game for them is tonight, as their coach stated, through the cup is the only realistic chance to get some fresh cash and participate in a European competition. May Dundalk do not going well in the league, but a cup quarterfinal is always extra motivation for any team, so they must not relax.
The good news are that Bohemians have no new problems in view of tonight's game. Defender Owen Heary remain out of action for a few weeks, while midfielder Ryan McEvoy returns to the squad.
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Dundalk had a difficult game last Monday away to Sligo Rovers where they lost fair with a score of 3-0. Things have become very difficult for them in the league now, as this new defeat left Dundalk seven points behind the positions that are not being relegated. During all summer they failed to get a victory in the league, but all these have a logical explanation as the club is facing big economic problems.
Now is the time for the cup quarter-final, which maybe seems like a chore at this time for them. Midfielders Mountney and O'Brien returns from suspension, while attacking midfielder Shannon is back after injury. Main defender Robbie Gaul, main midfielders Garreth Brady and Peter Thomas are all out injured, while main defender Paul Whelan and main midfielder Stephen Maher have no right to participate as they played with Monaghan for the cup.
After the bad squad news for Dundalk, it is clearly obvious that they will miss almost half of their main defensive and midfield line. I do not think that Dundalk has the luxury to give more weight for the cup, and they should consecrate more to avoid relegation, while Bohemians is coming after a very important win and have no squad problems, plus that they are playing at home.
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