Friday 23 August 2019

Cork City begin life without John Caulfield with victory over Bohs at Dalymount

Bohemians 0 Cork City 1

Cork City interim-manager John Cotter
Cork City interim-manager John Cotter

Aidan Fitzmaurice

CORK City got a welcome taste of what's called the new manager bounce as interim boss John Cotter oversaw a rare, and badly needed win, away to Bohemians.

The Gypsies had enjoyed a unbeaten run with four straight clean sheets, feeding into hopes of an unlikely title challenge this season, but that run was ended by a first half goal from Cork defender Conor McCarthy.

Bohs struggled to create enough clear cut chances to trouble City keeper Mark McNulty while Cork managed to get in front on 22 minutes, McCarthy's header from a free in by James Tilley enough to beat James Talbot in the Bohs goal, a second win for Cork in two meetings with Bohs this season.

The Gypsies pressed in the last 30 minutes, Danny Grant a threat while Daniel Mandroiu tried to beat McNulty from long range but McNulty was not too troubled and Cotter, appointed as interim manager for an indefinite period, will hope that the only way is up for the club.

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