Cork City vs Galway United – Cork City Football Club
Cork City Football Club

Cork City vs Galway United

Recap

Cork City ran out 4-0 winners against Galway United at Turner’s Cross on Friday night.

The home side looked to get started early as, 10 minutes in, Sean Maguire drew a fingertip save from Ciaran Nugent in the Galway goal.

The Leesiders had the lead on the quarter hour mark, with the goal coming from Maguire, who looked in the mood right from the first whistle. A defensive mix up saw Maguire pounce on the ball, before flicking it around the keeper and running on to it, then calmly finishing into the empty net.

Following the goal the visitors looked to hit back, but the home side absorbed the pressure with ease. Once they regained possession, City looked composed as the stroked the ball around.

Maguire had another chance on the half hour mark. A Kevin O’Connor free kick was chipped over the wall into the path of Maguire, who caught it clean on the volley, but the shot was straight at Nugent.

City had one more chance before the interval, but Stephen Dooley pulled the shot wide.

The Leesiders got their much sought second goal 52 minutes in. A Dooley cross from the right hand side found the head of Ryan Delaney, who steered the header past Nugent from the edge of the penalty area.

The Home side were in the ascendancy following the second goal and they continued to control possession. They got their third in the 64th minute. Greg Bolger nicked the ball in midfield and played it into the feet of Jimmy Keohane. Keohane then flicked the ball on to Dooley who deftly chipped the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper.

City weathered a minor Galway fightback, as they looked to get a consolation, before getting their forth goal in the final minute of additional time. Substitute Conor Ellis was played through and he took one touch before driving a low, accurate shot past Nugent into the far corner.

Referee: Paul McLaughlin

Attendance: 3,335

Cork City

1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
3Alan Bennett Defender
5Ryan Delaney Defender 53'
6Greg Bolger Midfielder
7Jimmy Keohane Midfielder 63'
8Conor McCormack Midfielder
10Steven Beattie 9 Midfielder
11Stephen Dooley Midfielder 63'
53'
14Kevin O’Connor Defender
16Gearóid Morrissey 17 Midfielder
24Seán Maguire 19 Forward 14'
9Achille Campion 10 Forward 90+2'
15Christian Nanetti Forward
17Connor Ellis 16 Forward 90+2'
19Karl Sheppard 24 Midfielder
20Shane Griffin Defender
21Conor McCarthy Defender
25Alan Smith Goalkeeper
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Galway United

16Ciaran Nugent Goalkeeper
2Colm Horgan Defender
11Conor Melody 10 Midfielder
5Lee Grace Defender
7Gavan Holohan Midfielder 29'
14Kevin Devaney Midfielder
3Marc Ludden Defender
19Ronan Murray Forward
9Padraic Cunningham 6 Forward
57Stephen Folan Defender
8David Cawley Midfielder
17Gary Shanahan Midfielder
10Vinny Faherty 11 Forward
13Aaron Conway Defender
6Alex Byrne 9 Midfielder
20Declan Sharkey Midfielder
18Jesse Devers Forward
1Conor Winn Goalkeeper
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Details

Date Competition Season Match Day
03/03/2017 SSE Airtricity League 2017 2

Result

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Cork City134Win
Galway United000Loss

Venue

Turner's Cross