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A 20-yard strike from the veteran Raff Cretaro rescued a point for Finn Harps as they came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against relegation rivals.
Both sides knew a win would cut the gap between them and Shelbourne after the Dublin’s side defeat to St.Pat’s on Saturday night.
Ollie Horgan had to watch the game from the stands as he served a one-match touchline ban and he saw both Harps and the Leesiders play out a largely cagey first half.
The first real chance fell to his team when Alexander Kogler found space in the 18-yard box but could only fire his effort wide of the post.
Towards the break it was the visitors who produced the best chances of the half. First Harps ‘keeper Mark McGinley produced an excellent save to deny a Cian Coleman then Deshane Dalling had a glorious chance to find the net after finding himself free at the back post but his effort trickled wide.
Cork City eventually got the break through 13 minutes into the second half. Dylan McGlade with a sharp finish on the edge of the area that beat McGinley to his left.
With 15 minutes to go the hosts were back in it. Cretaro was left in space 20-yards out and he curled a low effort into the bottom corner to leave Mark McNulty with no chance.
It ended 1-1 with Cork remaining bottom of the table.
Referee: Paul McLaughlin.