Monday 16 September 2019

Slick Sligo spoil Neale Fenn's first game in charge of Cork City

Cork City 2 Sligo Rovers 4

Cork City head coach Neale Fenn prior to the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Cork City and Sligo Rovers at Turner's Cross in Cork. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Cork City head coach Neale Fenn prior to the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Cork City and Sligo Rovers at Turner's Cross in Cork. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Neale Fenn’s first game in charge of Cork City ended in defeat as they were beaten 4-2 by Sligo Rovers in an entertaining game at Turner’s Cross.

The former City striker named an attacking side but following a bright start they soon the left themselves open at the back.

Shortly after John Mahon somehow sent a close-range header over the bar, Sligo took the lead on 31 as Romeo Parkes skipped past the defence before rolling the ball under Mark McNulty.

City levelled two minutes later when Dan Casey headed home from a corner but Rovers retook the lead before the break as Ronan Coughlan found the bottom left corner with a cool finish.

Liam Buckley’s side added a third on the hour when Parkes hammered Twardek’s cross into the roof of the net before Shane Griffin’s stunner gave City hope.

But it wasn’t to be Fenn’s night as Coughlan added a fourth late on following an error from McNulty.

CORK CITY: Mark McNulty; Colm Horgan (Josh Honohan 76), Alan Bennett, Dan Casey, Shane Griffin; Conor McCormack, Garry Buckley; Daire O’Connor (Mark O’Sullivan 53), Karl Sheppard, Joel Coustrain; Eoghan Stokes (Alec Byrne 80).

SLIGO ROVERS: Edward McGinty; Lewis Banks, John Mahon, Kyle McFadden, Regan Donelon (Niall Morahan 73); David Cawley, John Russell, Kris Twarderk; Daryl Fordyce, Romeo Parkes, Ronan Coughlan.

Ref – R Harvey

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