Match Info

Date: 21/04/2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: Robert Hennessey

St Patrick's Athletic - Cork City

Goals from Karl Sheppard and Garry Buckley and an own goal earned Cork City a Premier Division record tenth win from ten as John Caulfield's side stayed nine points clear at the top.

All three goals came in the final half-hour of an evenly-contested game of relatively few chances, although City can point to hitting the woodwork twice as proof of their greater edge in attack.

City boss John Caulfield made just the one enforced changed as he again opted not to tinker with the winning side that made it nine from nine with a 2-0 win over Bohemians last week.

That meant a spot on the bench for Greg Bolger as he returned to the club with whom he won a league title in 2013 as Steven Beattie came in for injured right-back Jimmy Keohane.

Saints' Kurtis Byrne was the architect of the game's first chance as fed full-back Ian Bermingham, who cut back towards O'Hanlon on the penalty spot only for City captain Alan Bennett to intercept.

City had to wait until ten minutes from the break for their first real sight of goal as Stephen Dooley played in Garry Buckley, but his shot from a tight angle was straight at Conor O'Malley.

Defender Ryan Delaney, on loan from Burton Albion in England, hit the post from a Dooley corner shortly after before putting the rebound wide.

Pats' best chance arrived a minute before half time as Kurtis Byrne's free kick was headed across the box by Gavin Peers and Rory Feely stooped to head, but without enough power to trouble McNulty.

Then came the sequence of events that led to the goal as Kurtis Byrne caught Conor McCormack with a trailing leg in the air and, in the melee that followed, Buckley and Gavin Peers were booked.

Kevin O'Connor swung in the subsequent free kick, which took a deflection and squirmed in the bottom corner of Conor O'Malley's net. It seemed to go in off a Saints defender, but Delaney was credited with the goal.

City had a chance to make it two soon after as they broke in numbers and Maguire was clipped on the edge of the box by Bermingham.

Contact appeared to take place inside the box, but a free kick right on the edge was awarded. O'Connor almost rendered the distinction immaterial as he smashed the ball off the post.

Pats introduced former City winger Billy Dennehy as they sought to force their way back in and he nearly equalised with a free kick McNulty did brilliantly to tip out of the top corner.

It wasn't long before City wrapped up the points as Maguire set up Sheppard who blasted the ball past O'Malley, who got a hand to the ball and should have kept it out.

Buckley put the icing on top with a sublime finish in the fourth minute of injury time as he lifted the ball over O'Malley from substitute Shane Griffin's pass.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 19th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers1REPORT
May, 12th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Drogheda United0REPORT
April, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Cork City3REPORT
April, 17th 2017LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Bray Wanderers0REPORT
April, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Limerick2REPORT
April, 4th 2017LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Bluebell United0REPORT
March, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
March, 13th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps2REPORT
February, 24th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bray Wanderers2REPORT
February, 17th 2017FriendlySt Patrick's Athletic2Longford Town0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 22nd 2017LeagueFinn Harps3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 19th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers1REPORT
May, 12th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Drogheda United0REPORT
May, 5th 2017LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 1st 2017LeagueCupCork City2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 28th 2017LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Cork City3REPORT
April, 17th 2017LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Bray Wanderers0REPORT
April, 14th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Limerick2REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 1st 2017LeagueCupCork City2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Cork City3REPORT
October, 21st 2016LeagueCork City3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 17th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Cork City1REPORT
October, 2nd 2016FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City3REPORT
April, 29th 2016LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
October, 19th 2015LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City2REPORT
August, 31st 2015LeagueCork City3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 21st 2015FaiCupCork City4St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 19th 2015LeagueCupCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 22nd 2017LeagueFinn Harps3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 19th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers1REPORT
May, 12th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Drogheda United0REPORT
May, 5th 2017LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 28th 2017LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Cork City3REPORT
April, 14th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Limerick2REPORT
March, 31st 2017LeagueBohemians0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
March, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers1REPORT