Cork City Vs Wilton United – Cork City Football Club
Cork City Football Club

Cork City Vs Wilton United

Recap

By Henry O’Donovan

Photo: Doug Minihane

Cork City captured the Munster Senior Cup with a 4-2 victory against Wilton United at Turner’s Cross on Monday night. Goals from Kevin O’Connor, Garry Buckley, Achille Campion and Alec Byrne were enough to see off a spirited Wilton side.

Both teams had their share of possession early on and Shane Griffin was unlucky to see his well finished goal disallowed for offside.

The Leesider’s began to assert their dominance of possession following the opening ten minutes. John Caulfield’s men came close to an opener on the quarter hour mark. A flowing move involving Greg Bolger, Kevin O’Connor and Achille Campion saw Garry Buckley get a shot from ten yards out, but his shot was blocked by Murphy.

The first goal came in the 18th minute. City won a free kick at the edge of the area right of centre. Kevin O’Connor stepped up and curled an inch perfect shot over the wall and into the top corner.

City kept the pressure up after the goal and continued to control the play, without creating any more clear cut chances. The home side almost got a second in the 43rd minute though. O’Connor whipped the ball in with pace from the left and it hit the head of Evan Murphy before careening off the crossbar.

The second goal of the game fell to Wilton on the eve of half time, and it was a corner routine straight off the training ground. The corner was played short into the feet of Neil Horgan, who touched it into the path of Steve Daly, who smashed the ball through the crowd and into the City goal.

City started the second half with the same level of dominance that they had for the majority of the first half. The second goal came ten minutes after the interval. Connor Ellis’ shot was too powerful for Wilton keeper Brian Cronin to hold and it fell to Garry Buckley at the edge of the box who drilled the ball home with his left foot.

The lead lasted for 11 minutes before Wilton hit back again. A cross from the left found Colm O Regan free at the back stick who controlled before striking a low drive into the opposite corner.

City pushed hard for a winner, including the introduction of Sean Maguire and Stephen Dooley, but they were unable to break the deadlock in normal time.

The third goal did finally arrive for City just after the start of extra time. Assisted by Griffin, Campion went through one on one and produced a deft chip over the onrushing Cronin.

City put the tie to bed in the 100th minute. Maguire went charging through on goal and Cronin could only parry his shot into the path of Alec Byrne, who calmly finished for his first goal for the senior team.

Referee: Kevin O’Sullivan.

Attendance: 800.

Cork City

25Alan Smith Goalkeeper
2John Kavanagh 11 Defender
5Ryan Delaney 4 Defender
29Adam O’Sullivan 28 Defender
20Shane Griffin Defender
14Kevin O’Connor 24 Defender 17'
6Greg Bolger Midfielder
26Garry Buckley Midfielder 56'
10Steven Beattie Midfielder
17Connor Ellis Forward
9Achille Campion Forward 91'
1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
4John Dunleavy 5 Defender
8Conor McCormack Midfielder
11Stephen Dooley 2 Midfielder 91'
24Seán Maguire 14 Forward
28Alec Byrne 29 Midfielder 100'
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Wilton United

1Brian Cronin Goalkeeper
2John McCleverty 14 Defender
3Phillip Ryan Defender
4Kieran O’Mahony Defender
5Evan Murphy Defender
6Steve Daly 17 Midfielder 44'
7Alan Healy Midfielder
8Neal Horgan 12 Midfielder
9Robbie Walsh 13 Midfielder
10Shane O’Connell 15 Forward
11Colm O’Regan Forward 67'
65'
12Jason Meehan 8 Defender
13Dylan Foley 9 Defender
14Jamie Kent 2 Forward
15Denis Young 10 Defender
16Dean Ring Goalkeeper
17Kevin O’Mullane 6 Midfielder
18Danny Gibson Defender
19Colin Lemass Midfielder
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Details

Date Competition Season Match Day
12/06/2017 Munster Senior Cup 2017 Final

Result

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Cork City134Win
Wilton United112Loss

Venue

Turner's Cross