Cobh Ramblers FC v Aberdeen


Friendly 2018-19

Fota Island Resort22B The Aviary, Carrigtohill, Fota Island Resort, Co. Cork, T45 AC89, Ireland

Cobh Ramblers FC
0 - 1
Final Score
Chris Forrester - 1 (62')
Game Statistics
0 Yellow cards 0
0 Red cards 0
0 Corner Kick 0
0 Saves 0
0 Shots on Goal 0
0 Shots 0
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy


Chris Forrester opened the 2018/19 pre-season campaign for the Dons with a win against Cobh Ramblers FC in Ireland this afternoon.

The new Aberdeen signing scored in the 62nd minute, and was joined by new signings Stephen Gleeson, Lewis Ferguson and Mikey Devlin who all put in impressive debut performances in the afternoon heat at Fota Island.

Strikers Sam Cosgrove and Stevie May didn’t feature in the match after picking up knocks during training, both however, are expected to be fit to face Falkirk this Wednesday.

Given the heat in Cork, the game was broken into three 30 minute periods to allow brief breaks for the players to take on water.

Aberdeen created the opening chances when Frank Ross found Graeme Shinnie with a cross, but the drive was blocked by Adam Mylod’s legs.

There were plenty of the chances for the Dons, Devlin headed across goal and was inches wide after connecting with a cross from Frank Ross on the right.  Shortly afterwards, Lewis Ferguson had a 15-year low drive blocked at the near post.

Adam Rooney was upended in the box in the 32min but were denied a strong penalty claim.

The Dons came close to open the scoring on 45 minutes when the impressive Forrester’s cross from the left was deflected onto Adam Rooney whose header crashed back off the post.

Finally though, the Dons made the breakthrough, with Chris Forrester scoring in the 62nd minute.

Mackay-Steven’s deflected cross fell to Bruce Anderson who cut the ball back to Shinnie at the edge of the area and he rolled it left to Forrester who drilled an accurate low shot past Michal Sadys in the Cobh Ramblers goal to make it 1-0.


Date Time League Season Full Time
30th June 2018 2:00 pm Friendly 2018-19 90'


Fota Island Resort

22B The Aviary, Carrigtohill, Fota Island Resort, Co. Cork, T45 AC89, Ireland


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Cobh Ramblers FC000Loss

Cobh Ramblers FC

1Adam Mylod 1 Goalkeeper
2Charlie Fleming Defender
5James McSweeney Defender
4Gordon Walker Defender
6Darren Murphy 6 Midfielder
8Stephen Christopher Midfielder
11Denzil Fernandez 11 Midfielder
3Stephen O’Connor 3 Defender
7Nathan Broderick Forward
9Eoin Murphy 9 Forward
10Liam Cronin Forward
1Michal Sadys 1 Goalkeeper
3Ben O’Riordan 3 Defender
6Craig Donnelan 6 Midfielder
11David Hurley 11 Midfielder
9Jaze Kabia 9 Forward


7Chris Forrester 15 Midfielder 62'
8Stephen Gleeson 24 Midfielder
1Joe Lewis 20 Goalkeeper
2Shay Logan 26 Defender
3Graeme Shinnie Defender
4Andrew Considine Defender
6Mark Reynolds 18 Defender
9Adam Rooney 25 Forward
11Gary Mackay-Steven 19 Midfielder
15Scott Wright 7 Forward
10Niall McGinn 23 Forward
5Scott McKenna Defender
20Danny Rogers 1 Goalkeeper
19Lewis Ferguson 11 Midfielder
23Frank Ross 10 Midfielder
24Dean Campbell 8 Midfielder
18Michael Devlin 6 Defender
26Ryan Harrington 2 Defender
25Bruce Anderson 9 Forward