Sport League of Ireland

Monday 22 September 2014

O'Sullivan keeps Cork in control

UCD 0 Cork City 1

Cian Tracey

Published 22/04/2014 | 02:30

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21 April 2014; Billy Dennehy, Cork City, in action against Colm Crowe, UCD. Airtricity League Premier Division, UCD v Cork City, UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin. Picture credit: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE
Billy Dennehy, Cork City, in action against Colm Crowe, UCD. Airtricity League Premier Division, UCD v Cork City, UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin. Picture credit: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE
21 April 2014; Brian Lenihan, Cork City, in action against Colm Crowe, UCD. Airtricity League Premier Division, UCD v Cork City, UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin. Picture credit: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE
Brian Lenihan, Cork City, in action against Colm Crowe, UCD. Airtricity League Premier Division, UCD v Cork City, UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin. Picture credit: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE
21 April 2014; Darren Dennehy, 5, Cork City, is shown a red card during the first half. Airtricity League Premier Division, UCD v Cork City, UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin. Picture credit: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE
Darren Dennehy, 5, Cork City, is shown a red card during the first half. Airtricity League Premier Division, UCD v Cork City, UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin. Picture credit: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE

CORK CITY consolidated their place at the top of the table with a victory at Belfield despite having to play over an hour with 10 men following the dismissal of Darren Dennehy.

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In truth, the red card made little or no difference to proceedings as UCD offered precious little by way of an attacking threat. The visitors dominated possession from the off and deservedly went ahead after seven minutes.

Billy Dennehy was quickest to react to Conor O'Donnell's parry from John Kavanagh's shot and Mark O'Sullivan applied the finishing touch.

Dan Murray almost added a second with a fine header that came crashing back off the crossbar before Dennehy was sent off after launching into a silly challenge on Cillian Morrison.

It took UCD 82 minutes to muster their first shot on goal and, when it came, Mark McNulty saved comfortably from Robbie Benson as Cork maintained their unbeaten start to the season.

UCD – O'Donnell; Matthews (Barker 53), Douglas, Kavanagh, Langtry (O'Halloran 85); Creevy, Benson (c), Crowe, Belhout, Mulhall (Scott 87); Morrison.

Cork City – McNulty; Murray, Dunleavy (c), Lenihan; D Dennehy, Morrissey, Murphy (Kearney 62), Kavanagh, B Dennehy, Buckley; O'Sullivan.

REF – P Sutton (Clare)

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