Saturday 18 November 2017

Maguire shines for rampant City

Cork City 4 Galway UTD 0

Padraic Cunningham of Galway United in action against Alan Bennett of Cork City. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Padraic Cunningham of Galway United in action against Alan Bennett of Cork City. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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Cork City made it two wins from two as they dominated all through against Galway United at Turner's Cross last night.

While he would have to depart injured after an hour, Sean Maguire was a livewire in his time on the pitch and it was the centre-forward who shone brightest in the first half.

Kevin O'Connor of Cork City in action against Kevin Devaney of Galway United. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Kevin O'Connor of Cork City in action against Kevin Devaney of Galway United. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

He opened the scoring in the 15th minute, nipping in to dispossess Galway goalkeeper Ciaran Nugent - who had earlier denied him - as he was trying to control a clearance and then chasing the loose ball to tap home.

Maguire went closest to doubling the lead but while it remained 1-0 at half-time, City didn't have to wait too long for a second as centre-back Ryan Delaney powered home a header from a corner.

Stephen Dooley made it 3-0 on 64, lobbing over Nugent after Jimmy Keohane's lovely ball through. Sub Karl Sheppard was denied a goal by Nugent but at the death teenager Connor Ellis wrapped up the win with a nice finish.

CORK CITY - McNulty; McCormack, Bennett, Delaney, O'Connor; Morrissey (Ellis 81), Bolger; Beattie (Campion 78), Keohane, Dooley; Maguire (Sheppard 61).

Colm Horgan of Galway United in action against Stephen Dooley of Cork City
Colm Horgan of Galway United in action against Stephen Dooley of Cork City

GALWAY UNITED - Nugent; Horgan, Grace, Folan, Ludden; Devaney, Cawley, Holohan (Devers 83), Melody (Byrne 72); Cunningham (Faherty 72), Murray.

Ref - P McLaughlin (Monaghan)

Connor Ellis of Cork City scores his side's fourth goal despite the efforts of Stephen Folan of Galway United. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Connor Ellis of Cork City scores his side's fourth goal despite the efforts of Stephen Folan of Galway United. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Stephen Dooley of Cork City celebrates after scoring his side's third goal. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Stephen Dooley of Cork City celebrates after scoring his side's third goal. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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