Drogheda United 1-4 Cork City – Cork City Football Club
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Drogheda United 1-4 Cork City

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Cork City made it three wins from three, as they cruised to victory over ten man Drogheda United this evening.

City started the game brightly and it came as little surprise when they hit the front after 7 minutes; a corner was only half-cleared and Gearóid Morrissey headed it back in for Seán Maguire to find the net with a smart header.

As John Caulfield’s side probed for a second, their good work was undone as Drogheda levelled from a corner. After a corner was not properly dealt with, the ball was returned into the six yard box and Elliott flicked home from close range.

The home side were then dealt a blow, as Purdy was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Steven Beattie on 19 minutes. City made the numerical advantage count just before the interval, as Morrissey finished smartly from Beattie’s corner.

The second half was barely 5 minutes old when Karl Sheppard added City’s third, a goal which effectively sealed the contest. Again, it was a corner that set the scene for the strike, as Sheppard found the net with a smart volley after O’Connor’s set piece had been punched out to him on the edge of the box.

City were dominant now, and they continued to create chances but were unable to add a fourth until right at the death. For the second week in a row, Achille Campion came off the bench to feed a find pass to strike partner Connor Ellis, who turned and fired smartly to the back of the net.

Next up for City is the visit of Sligo Rovers to Turner’s Cross on Monday night.

Referee: Derek Tomney.

Attendance: 1,050.

Drogheda United

1Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
2Colm Deasy Defender
3Stephen Dunne Defender
6Jake Hyland Midfielder
10Sean Thornton Midfielder
11Gavin Brennan Midfielder
12Luke Gallagher 5 Defender
15Ciaran McGuigan Defender 2'
17Thomas Byrne 28 Forward 22'
22Stephen Elliott 16 Forward 16'
24Richie Purdy Midfielder 19'
28Shane Elworthy 17 Forward
5Lloyd Buckley 12 Defender
16Gareth McCaffrey 22 Forward
7Marc Griffin Forward
18Conor Kane Defender
27Ryan McEvoy Midfielder
30Dylan Sweeney Goalkeeper
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Cork City

1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
3Alan Bennett Defender
5Ryan Delaney Defender
6Greg Bolger Midfielder
8Conor McCormack Midfielder
10Steven Beattie Midfielder 40'
14Kevin O’Connor 20 Defender
16Gearóid Morrissey 17 Midfielder 40'
7'
19Karl Sheppard Midfielder 50'
24Seán Maguire 9 Forward 7'
26Garry Buckley Midfielder
9Achille Campion 24 Forward 93'
17Connor Ellis 16 Forward 93'
20Shane Griffin 14 Defender
7Jimmy Keohane Midfielder
15Christian Nanetti Forward
18Rimvydas Sadauskas Defender
25Alan Smith Goalkeeper
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