Following their three long successive journeys to Cork, Cobh and Galway respectively, the Hoops are due to make the shorter journey down the M11 to the Carlisle Grounds this coming Saturday where they will take on Bray Wanderers.
Last Sunday’s 2-2 draw away to Salthill Devon FC at Drom meant that the Under 19’s remain unbeaten after six games but, despite coming back from being 2-1 down, manager Declan Hevey was not happy after the final whistle went. “I was disappointed with the result. Salthill are a fairly good footballing team and credit is due to them but from our perspective I was disappointed that we conceded twice from set pieces and that is something that we will work hard to put right.”
Midfielder Dylan Kearney gave Rovers an early second half lead but as the game went into injury time they trailed by 2-1 and only for John Tambwe’s extremely late equaliser they would have returned to Dublin empty-handed. It was an enthralling game in which Hevey’s young guns were kept on their toes throughout. “Salthill are one of the better footballing sides we have played so far, both defensively and in attack”, remarks Hevey.
“We now face our fourth away game in a row this coming Saturday. We would like to think that we could get the three points before we get back to playing at home again in Tallaght. It’s a top v bottom clash but in the previous meetings at the Carlisle Grounds we have had with Bray it has been close and we need to be mindful of this.
“After last week’s mediocre performance places are up for grabs and the players are working towards this in training.”
The kick off at the Carlisle Grounds is at 12pm