Cork City cruise by St Mochtas
Difference in class telling at Turner’s Cross as Dublin side decisively beaten
Cork City 6
St Mochas 0
It was as expected at Turner’s Cross as Cork City made their way past Dublin’s St Mochta’s without much fuss. Right from the off, this was one-way traffic as the hosts took control, with fewer than four minutes having elapsed before the deadlock was broken, Mark O’Sullivan deftly heading home from Brian Lenihan’s cross from the right-hand side.
The second goal arrived in the 25th minute when Billy Dennehy cut in from the left before drilling a shot across goalkeeper Warren Fee and in, and Billy O’Neill stopped it become three when he cleared off the line from O’Sullivan.
The green tide was proving hard to stop, though, and Lehane added another goal when he headed home from Ian Turner’s cross.
Turner was again the provider for Dennehy’s second in stoppage time, and less than five minutes into the second half it was five, substitute Danny Morrissey marking his return following injury as he turned in Lehane’s centre.
After that, the tempo dropped considerably as the home side conserved energy and utilised their bench.
With 15 minutes left, Turner’s long-range shot beat Fee for 6-0 and the game petered out thereafter.
CORK CITY: McNulty (O’Brien, 57); Lenihan, Dunleavy, Murray, Kavanagh; Turner, O’Leary, G Morrissey (D Dennehy, 67), B Dennehy; Lehane, O’Sullivan (D Morrissey, 48).
ST MOCHTAS: Fee; Wilson, Harrison, McNally (Sheridan 14), Smith; Reilly, O’Neill, Lyons (Hilliard, half-time), Sheridan, Lancaster (O’Brien half-time); Crowe. Referee: K Callanan (Cork).