Wednesday 29 January 2020

Drogs fight back to steal victory

Cork City 2 Drogheda United 3

Drogheda United pulled off a sensational turnaround at Turner's Cross last night to gain their first win of the season.

Trailing 2-0 after 34 minutes, the visitors appeared to be heading for defeat, but the scoreline flattered the home side, and within eight minutes of the second half Drogheda were level. They completed the fightback after Cork midfielder Shane Duggan had been sent off.

Cork opened the scoring after 14 minutes when a quick break from Shane O'Connor set up Daryl Horgan, who finished well. Things got even better for Cork when Vinny Sullivan converted Horgan's cross, but just before the break Tiernan Mulvenna pulled a goal back.

Peter Hynes levelled from the penalty spot after Danny Murphy brought down Gavin Brennan.

Duggan was dismissed for pushing Brian Gannon, and Gavin Kavanagh's headed own goal gave the visitors victory.

CORK CITY -- McNulty; Dunleavy, Kavanagh, D Murray, D Murphy (Spillane 66); D Horgan, D Morrissey, Duggan, O'Connor (Purcell 75); O'Neill (Lordan 66), Sullivan.

DROGHEDA UNITED -- Sava; Gannon, McNally, Prendergast, Grimes; G Brennan, R Brennan (Flynn 90), O'Brien, Hand (Marshall 73); Hynes, Mulvenna (Breen 88).

Ref -- R Winter (Dublin).

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