LATE goals are becoming a habit for Cork City this season, but after conceding in the last minute of their three most recent games, the tables turned at Turner's Cross as a magnificent 30-yard strike from Shane Duggan gave them their second win of the campaign.
Duggan fired a magnificent effort into the top corner, giving UCD 'keeper Mark McGinley no chance.
It also meant UCD remain without a win, rooted to the bottom of the table on a single point with six games played.
The visitors had opened the scoring on 15 minutes, as Samir Belhout's fizzing cross was met by the head of David McMillan and he directed it home despite the best efforts of Mark McNulty.
City, however, drew level on the stroke of the interval as Daryl Horgan's drive from the edge of the area was diverted home by Daryl Kavanagh.
The Students should have been back in front close to the hour mark when they were awarded a penalty after McMillan was taken down by McNulty. The striker's attempt was tame, though, shooting low and right into the arms of McNulty, whose blushes were saved.
Horgan, Gearoid Morrissey and Danny Furlong all had chances of grabbing a winner, but just as it looked like a stalemate would add to the home side's frustrations, Duggan took centre stage and sealed the points.
CORK CITY – McNulty; Dunleavy, Murray, Dennehy, Murphy; Horgan, Duggan, Healy, Morrissey, Rundle (Behan 88); Kavanagh (Furlong 74).
UCD – McGinley; Matthews, Boyle (Douglas 79), O'Connor, Langtry; Belhout (McCabe 46), Creevy, Kavanagh (Walsh 70), Russell; Burke; McMillan.
REF – S Grant (Wexford).