Match Info

Date: 09/07/2017
Kick-Off: 2:00pm
Competition: League
Venue: Turners Cross

Officials

Referee: Ben Connolly
Assistants: Emmet Dynan and Darragh Keegan
Fourth Official: David Keeler

Cork City - St Patrick's Athletic

Cork City stretched their lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity League to 12 points as they narrowly defeated St Patricks Athletic at Turners Cross on Sunday afternoon.

A solitary Sean Maguire penalty deep into injury time in the first half was enough to earn City the three points to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 25 at the expense of St Pats, who had Owen Garvan dismissed at half time.

City made three changes to the side that comprehensively defeated Levadia Tallinn last Thursday night to secure progressing to the second round of the Europa League qualifiers.

Steven Beattie and Conor McCarthy came into the defence in the place of Greg Bolger and Jimmy Keohane whilst Kiernan Sadlier was handed his debut since signing from Sligo Rovers as he deputise for Gearoid Morrissey.

The home side started slowly following their European heroics and they almost fell behind after just thirty seconds but Mark McNulty produced an excellent save to deny Graham Kelly as he raced clear on goal.

The visitors also made three changes to the side that drew with Galway United last time out with Owen Garvan, Killian Brennan and debutant Jordi Balk coming in for Gavin Peers, Rory Feely and Patrick Cregg.

Pats continued to look the sharper of the two sides in the opening exchanges as Kelly again saw his effort saved this time from long range before Stephen Dooley failed to find the net with City's first strike.

The game lacked urgency in what was a rather tepid first half but Karl Sheppard almost brought the game to life with a stunning opener after 22 minutes.

Kevin O'Connor's cross field pass released Sheppard down the right and after a neat first touch, the striker crashed his shot against the inside of the far left post.

City soon gained control of proceedings as Sean Maguire twice forced Pats keeper Conor O'Malley into making a save.

But on the stroke of half time, City were handed a glorious opportunity to finally end the stalemate as they were awarded a penalty when the recently introduced Billy Dennehy fouled Steven Beattie in the box.

Maguire stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way for his 19th league goal of the season to make it 37 goals in 49 league games in total.

Pat's task became even more difficult as they were reduced to ten men during the half time break as Owen Garvan was dismissed following an incident with Steven Beattie in the tunnel.

The Dublin club never looked like scoring in the second half following that set back and they were fortunate not to fall two behind after 69 minutes.

The ball broke kindly in the box for Maguire but the Preston North End bound forward couldn't add to his tally as his clever lob struck the inside of the far post.

© rte.ie


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 9th 2017LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
October, 21st 2016LeagueCork City3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 29th 2016LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 31st 2015LeagueCork City3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 21st 2015FaiCupCork City4St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 19th 2015LeagueCupCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 8th 2014LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 13th 2012LeagueCork City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 6th 2011LeagueCupCork City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 7th 2009LeagueCork City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
November, 19th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Bray Wanderers0REPORT
November, 4th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers0REPORT
October, 27th 2017LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
September, 22nd 2017LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 28th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Shelbourne1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
July, 9th 2017LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
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
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 27th 2017LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
September, 22nd 2017LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT