Cork City end goal drought
Second half goals from Alan Mahon, an own goal, and Pat Morley ended Cork City's drought at Turners Cross yesterday. They hadn't scored since September 1st. UCD led 1-0 at the break, thanks to a clinical finish from Kevin Grogan three minutes before the interval. Cork were caught cold by a quick counter attack, when Eoin Bennis sent Grogan clear and he finished expertly from just inside the area.
Cork introduced Ollie Cahill for the second half, following a spell on the sidelines with a broken nose and he made a big impact. They levelled on 57 minutes when Pat Morley's header from a James Mulligan cross was parried by goalkeeper Barry Ryan only for the ball to rebound off the back of defender Alan Mahon and drop over the line.
Cork's confidence increased and they grabbed the winning goal 15 minutes from the end.
UCD's Ciaran Kavanagh was shown the yellow car for a foul on Cahill and new-signing Steve Gaughan took the free quickly to the flying winger. He caught the defence napping and fired over a super cross to the far post where Morley headed high into the net from close range.
Cork City: Mooney, Horgan, Delaney, Daly, Napier, O'Halloran, Gaughan, Mulligan, Herrick, Morley, O'Brien. Sub: Caulfield for Mulligan (87 mins).
UCD: Ryan, McLaughlin, Mahon, McAuley, Delaney, Kavanagh, Martin, Bennis, Kilmurray, Grogan, Martyn. Subs: O'Donnell for Martin (inj 40 mins); Quinn for Martyn and O'Byrne for Kilmurray (both 82 mins.)
Referee: D Hancock (Dublin).