Match Info

Date: 13/04/2018
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Turners Cross

Officials

Referee: Robert Hennessy
Assistants: Dermot Boughton and Michelle O'Neill
Fourth Official: Anthony Buttimer

Cork City vs St Patrick's Athletic

Cork City returned to winning ways in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division as they narrowly defeated St Patrick's Athletic 1-0 at Turners Cross on Friday evening.

A stunning header from Graham Cummins at the beginning of the second half was enough to separate the sides and earn John Caulfield's men a much needed three points which sees them climb to second place.

Pat's remained unchanged from the side that demolished Bray Wanderers 5-0 at Richmond Park last week and they made the brighter start here.

Both Dean Clarke and Conan Byrne threatened during the opening exchanges and it took superb blocks from City defenders Conor McCarthy and Colm Horgan respectively to deny the visitors an early lead.

The Leesiders made two changes to the side that suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Waterford in the Munster Derby last time out and they went close to edging in front after a quarter of an hour.

Barry McNamee's in-swinging corner picked out Cummins lurking at the back post but the striker was unfortunate to see his clever header back across goal crash against the inside of the far upright.

Following that frantic opening period, the game soon adopted a much slower tempo much to the frustration of the 4,402 crowd in attendance.

Genuine goal scoring chances soon dried up as a result although City goalkeeper Mark McNulty was twice called into action before the half-time interval but on both occasions, he was easily able to deny Dean Clarke and Jake Keegan's tame efforts.

But the champions would finally break the deadlock just five minutes into the second half as Cummins notched his sixth league goal of the season when he looped his header over Barry Murphy and into the back of the Shed End net.

The home side remained in control of proceedings following that goal but it wasn't until the 70th minute that they next went close to scoring.

But after being invited to shoot, Gearoid Morrissey drove his powerful strike from the edge of the box wide of the far right post.

And Pat's ought to have punished City just one minute later but Ryan Brennan somehow turned a long free-kick into the box wide of the back stick from a few yards out.

The Dubliners introduced Christy Fagan with a quarter of an hour to play as they looked to pile players forward and the striker went close to scoring almost immediately.

But his half volley from just inside the penalty area sailed over the bar for what proved to be their final chance of the match as City clung on to the win.

© rte.ie


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 13th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
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
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 21st 2018LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 21st 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps1REPORT
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
April, 14th 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic3Dundalk1REPORT
April, 13th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 9th 2018LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic4Dundalk4REPORT
April, 7th 2018Under15Shelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
April, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Bray Wanderers0REPORT
March, 30th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 25th 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic5Derry City0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 13th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
February, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Cork City3REPORT
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
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 21st 2018LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
April, 13th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Bray Wanderers0REPORT
March, 30th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 23rd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Limerick0REPORT
March, 16th 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk0REPORT
March, 9th 2018LeagueBohemians0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 26th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT