Bohemians1 Cork City 1EVAN McMillan's goal of the month contender saw Bohemians come from behind to keep their quest for a Setanta Sports Cup place on track.
Behind to Vinny Sullivan’s first -half goal, Bohemians switched to 3-5-2 at the break with central defender McMillan pushed up front with substitute Dave Scully.
And within nine minutes they’d equalised as McMillan took possession, turned and curled an exquisite right-footer to the net from some 30 yards.
The only sour note to Bohemians’ dominant second-half display was a 92nd-minute red card for midfielder Keith Ward for diving, his second booking.
Bohemians found themselves a goal down on 15 minutes. Daryl Horgan whipped over a superb delivery from the right and Sullivan side-footed in from eight yards for his ninth league goal of the season.
A good advantage by referee Rob Rogers helped present Bohemians with their first sight of goal on 27 minutes when Kevin Devaney’s shot from some 30 yards wasn’t far wide.
Cork, though, should have doubled their lead six minutes later when Horgan was given too much space on the right to cross. Bohemians were happy to see Sullivan’s snap header come back off Greg Murray’s left-hand post.
BOHEMIANS: Murray; Heary, McMillan, Feely, Lopes; Ward; Devaney (Buckley, 83 mins), Barker, Mulcahy, Mulligan (Moore, 76 mins); Carr (Scully, h/t).
CORK CITY: McNulty; Kavanagh, K. Murray, Spillane, Murphy; D Horgan, Buckley (Kenny, 69 mins), Dunleavy (D. Murray, 76 mins.), Duggan, O'Neill (Parker, 61 mins); Sullivan.
Referee: Rob Rogers (Dublin).