St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City – Cork City Football Club
Cork City Football Club

St. Patrick’s Athletic vs Cork City

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Cork City made it a perfect ten, thanks to a 3-0 win at Richmond Park.

It was the home side who had the better of the opening stages, with Alan Bennett having to be alert to cut out a dangerous Bermingham cross inside the opening quarter of an hour. As the half wore on, John Caulfield’s side grew into the game and they could have taken the lead just before the half hour when Kevin O’Connor cut a cross back for Karl Sheppard but he was unable to keep his effort under the bar.

City came even closer on 37 minutes when Ryan Delaney’s header from a corner hit the post, but the home side responded in similar fashion moments later but Feely’s header was straight at McNulty and the sides went into the interval scoreless.

The away side suffered an early blow in the second half when Alan Bennett had to be replaced after picking up a knock on 55 minutes. Just after the hour mark though, they hit the front; Kevin O’Connor swung a free kick into the box and the ball ended up in the net with Ryan Delaney credited with the strike by the PA announcer.

City grew in confidence after taking the lead and they almost made it 2-0 on 69 minutes; Maguire was taken down as he raced through on goal and Kevin O’Connor struck the woodwork with a fine effort from the resulting free kick.

The Rebel Army were looking the most likely to score again, but they had a scare with just under ten minutes to go when a Pat’s free kick was tipped over the bar by McNulty.  With 5 minutes to go, City made sure of the points when Maguire did well to tee up Sheppard who made no mistake with a fine finish.

Garry Buckley put the icing on the cake in injury time when he netted with a quality finish after the ball broke for him on the edge of the box. Next up for City is the visit of high-flying Bray Wanderers to Turner’s Cross next Friday night.

Referee: Rob Hennessey.

Attendance: 1,768.

St. Patrick’s Athletic

1Conor O’Malley Goalkeeper
2Michael Barker Defender 59'
3Ian Bermingham Defender 69'
4Gavin Peers Defender 61'
7Conan Byrne Midfielder
10Sam Verdon Midfielder
12Lee Desmond Defender
13Rory Feely Defender 90'
14Darragh Markey 17 Midfielder
18Kurtis Byrne 20 Forward
26Josh O’Hanlon Midfielder 62'
16Barry Murphy Goalkeeper
8Graham Kelly Midfielder
11Jonathan Lunney Midfielder
6Patrick Cregg Midfielder
17Ciaran Kelly 14 Defender
20Billy Dennehy 18 Midfielder
15Jack Bayly Midfielder
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Cork City

1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
3Alan Bennett 4 Defender
5Ryan Delaney Defender
10Steven Beattie Midfielder
14Kevin O’Connor Defender
8Conor McCormack 6 Midfielder 43'
26Garry Buckley Midfielder 90'
16Gearóid Morrissey Midfielder
11Stephen Dooley 20 Midfielder
19Karl Sheppard Midfielder 85'
24Seán Maguire Forward 85'
4John Dunleavy 3 Defender
20Shane Griffin 11 Defender 90'
6Greg Bolger 8 Midfielder
9Achille Campion Forward
25Alan Smith Goalkeeper
15Christian Nanetti Forward
17Connor Ellis Forward
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Date Competition Season Match Day
21/04/2017 SSE Airtricity League 2017 10


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
St. Patrick’s Athletic000Loss
Cork City033Win


Richmond Park