Mountney and Hoban give Dundalk home comfort against Cork City
First home win of the season for the Oriel Park men
Dundalk’s Mark Rossiter and Danny Furlong of Cork City. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
Dundalk 2 Cork City 0
Two former Mervue United men helped Dundalk to their first home win of the season as they secured an impressive win over Cork City at Oriel Park.
John Mountney allowed a John Sullivan throw in to run across his body before flashing a wonderful left-footed effort into Mark McNulty’s top right hand corner to give the home side a 76th minute lead.
And substitute Patrick Hoban made sure of the three points when he headed home in the final minute after Keith Ward’s free-kick had come back off the bar.
Vinny Faherty had two great chances to open the scoring in the first half, first heading over from close range after John Sullivan had crossed invitingly.
Mountney set up the striker’s next opportunity four minutes later, but Faherty could only shoot over from 12-yards.
The home side did have the ball in the net after 37 minutes through Richie Towell but the goal was ruled out for offside.
City almost stunned the home crowd in the 53rd minute as Ian Turner’s cross fell kindly for Daryl Kavanagh but he swept his effort wide.
Tiarnan Mulvenna should have broken the deadlock in the 70th minute. Sullivan’s clearance fell kindly for the 24-year-old but he scuffed his shot wide of the upright.
DUNDALK : Cherrie; Sullivan, Boyle, Rossiter, Massey; Mountney (Meenan 81), Towell, Ward, O’Donnell; Faherty (Hoban 69), Mulvenna (Byrne 86).
CORK CITY: McNulty; N Horgan (Rundle 81), Healy, Buckley, Murphy; Turner, Duggan, G Morrissey, D Horgan (D Morrissey 83); Furlong (Behan 65), Kavanagh. Attendance: 1,189.
Referee: Paul Tuite.