UCD give City a thrashing
UCD 3 Cork City 1:A RESILIENT young UCD side lifted themselves off the bottom of the table with a well-deserved victory over a dreadfully out-of-sorts Cork City at the Belfield Bowl last night.
The students, now with two wins in a row, had an early chance when Paul O’Conor fired over from 25 yards. Cork went close when striker Keigan Parker had a shot blocked for a corner by David O’Connor.
But the Students took the lead on nine minutes when skipper Mick Leahy headed powerfully home from close range past goalkeeper Mark McNulty.
Cork showed their resolve and determination and were back level on 21 minutes when Parker fired home from 25 yards after substitute Keith Quinn had created the opening.
Pressure on the visitors’ goal eventually told in the 32nd minute when an O’Conor corner on the left caused chaos in the Cork goalmouth with Andy O’Connell chesting the ball into his own net.
College made the points safe with a third goal on 69 minutes when David McMillan supplied a perfect ball through the middle for Robbie Benson to rifle the ball home from 16 yards past the diving McNulty.
UCD: McGinley, Douglas, Leahy, D OConnor, Nangle; McCabe (Ledwith, 66 mins), OConor, Benson, Russell (Burke, 83 mins); McMillan, Clarke.
CORK CITY: McNulty; Dunleavy (Quinn, 20 mins), Murray, Spillane, Murphy; Turner, Duggan, Morrissey, Horgan; OConnell (ONeill 55), Parker (Sullivan 70).
Referee: R Rogers (Dublin).