Cork City – Portsmouth
Cork City fell to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of English League 1 side Portsmouth in a Cork Airport Friendly Match tonight at Turner’s Cross.
City boss John Caulfield played a side mixed with youth, experience and trialists as he handed Damien Delaney his first run-out since returning to City. Johnny Dunleavy also made a come-back from his almost year-long injury. Achille Campion and John Kavanagh featured after their loans spells ended with Linfield and Waterford, respectively.
Christian Burgess and Jamal Lowe had put Pompey 2-0 up going into half-time. Josh O’Hanlon was on the scoresheet for City just after the restart to reduce the visitor’s lead to 2-1. Conor Chaplin scored a brace to put the game well beyond doubt.
The Leesiders will face Premier League side Burnley on Friday, July 13th in the final game of the Cork Airport Friendly Series.
Cork City: Peter Cherrie (David Harrington 82); Danny Kane, Conor McCarthy (Coleman Kennedy 46), Damien Delaney (Cian Murphy 61), Aaron Barry; John Kavanagh (Dunleavy 68), Pierce Phillips, Garry Buckley, (Alec Byrne 68), Shane Daly-Butz (Rian O’Sullivan 82); Steven Beattie (Achille Campion 46), Josh O’Hanlon (Ronan Hurley 68).
Goals: O’Hanlon 53.
Portsmouth: MacGillivray (McGee 46); Thompson (Dandy 46), Burgess (Casey 46), Clarke (Whatmough 46), Brown (Haunstrup 46); Naylor (May 46), Rose (Read 46); Evans (Smith 46), Lowe (Chaplin 46), Curtis (Dennis 46); Pitman, (Hawkins 46).
Goals: Burgess 22, Lowe 28, Chaplin 58, 76.