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UCD
UCD
Played
April 5, 2013 7:45 p.m. IST
Turner's Cross — Cork
Referee:‬ S. Grant‎
Attendance:‬ 2076‎
 
45+3′ Daryl Kavanagh
89′ Shane Duggan
 

Cork City 2-1 UCD - Leesiders strike late to deny Students' first win

A Daryl Kavanagh strike and a Shane Duggan wonder goal late on saw Cork City battle back to earn the three points against a spirited UCD side

By Andrew Horgan at Turners Cross

Shane Duggan, Cork City
SPORTSFILE

Having being widely fancied before the game, Cork City needed a Daryl Kavanagh strike and a late Shane Duggan goal to cancel out David McMillan’s early header to ensure the Leesiders recorded a valuable win after UCD missed a penalty.

The game started rather tamely with neither side doing enough to create an early goalscoring opportunity. Early momentum wasn’t helped by a lengthy stoppage which saw fourth official Alan Kelly called upon to replace the injured linesman Ralph Pieper who pulled up with a calf injury.

However, the first meaningful opportunity yielded a goal and it was UCD frontman David McMillan who scored - doing well to get his head on the end of a superb Samir Belhout cross directing it into the bottom right corner.

The goal was a real hammer blow to the home side, who continued to struggle to keep possession throughout the first half. It wasn’t until the 35th minute that Cork City created a genuine goal scoring opportunity and it easily could have resulted in the equaliser. Adam Rundle’s deep cross found Daryl Horgan, but his powerful header was somehow stopped at point black range by goalkeeper Mark McGinley.

City were almost made to pay for that miss shortly before the half-time break but UCD midfielder Gary Burke could only direct his half volley straight at the keeper after a brilliant header from Belhout played him in on goal.

With virtually the last kick of the half Cork City snatched a rather undeserved equaliser. A deflected shot in the area from City’s Daryl Horgan fell kindly to Daryl Kavanagh who made no mistake, side footing the ball past the keeper from close range.

The goal failed to give City the impetus that they craved as they struggled to find a way through the resilient UCD rearguard after the interval. The Dubliners threatened on the break and were handed a glorious opportunity to retake the lead when David McMillan was brought down by Mark McNulty.

McMillan dusted himself down and fired his poorly-taken penalty straight at the relieved McNulty. City’s Danny Furlong missed a fantastic chance before in injury time, but Shane Duggan fired a sensational winner into the roof of the net to help kick start City’s campaign.

UCD remain rooted to the bottom of the table, and have now gone seven games without a win.



Cork City

1
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
57′
2.00
17
Dan Murray
Defender
3.00
4
John Dunleavy
Defender
2.50
5
Darren Dennehy
Defender
2.00
3
Danny Murphy
Defender
2.50
-
Daryl Horgan
Midfielder
2.50
-
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
89′
2.50
7
Colin Healy
Midfielder
4.00
6
Gearóid Morrissey
Midfielder
3.00
-
Adam Rundle
Striker
58′
2.00
21
3.00

UCD

3.50
16
Mark McGinley
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
2.50
12
3.00
14
3.00
2
2.50
14
James Kavanagh
Midfielder
3.00
19
Sean Russell
Midfielder
2.50
25
Samir Belhout
Midfielder
46′
2.50
8
Robbie Creevy
Midfielder
3.00
-
2.50
7
Gary Burke
Striker

Substitutes

11
Ian Turner
Defender
 - 
9
Denis Behan
Midfielder
58′
2.50
-
Danny Furlong
Midfielder
76′
2.00
15
 - 
16
 - 
15
Kevin Burns
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Gerard Barron
Goalkeeper
2.50
6
B. McCabe
Defender
46′
2.00
13
Hugh Douglas
Midfielder
79′
2.00
-
Craig Walsh
Midfielder
 - 
23
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
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  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien
Striker
Drogheda United
7 0
B. Dennehy B. Dennehy
Midfielder
Cork City
6 1
Chris Fagan Chris Fagan
Striker
St Pat's
6 0
Chris Forrester Chris Forrester
Midfielder
St Pat's
5 0
Daniel 'Dinny' Corcoran Daniel 'Dinny' Corcoran
Striker
Bohs
4 1