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Sullivan has final say in thrilling collision

VINNY SULLIVAN'S third goal in two games gave Cork City a second league win in a row as they beat Dundalk at Turner's Cross last night.

In heavy rain, it was a night of high drama, as the opening 14 minutes produced four goals, and the excitement rarely dipped.

The home side took the lead inside three minutes as Davin O'Neill met a Gearoid Morrissey corner on the volley to fire home via the underside of the crossbar.

In the eighth minute Dundalk were level, as Michael Rafter's shot squeezed in off the post.

Four minutes later, the visitors went in front through Gary Shanahan, but a lovely O'Neill goal tied matters at 2-2 almost immediately.

It stayed that way until the break, but on 50 minutes Sullivan glanced in a header to settle an absorbing contest.

CORK CITY -- McNulty; Healy, Murray, Spillane, Murphy; Horgan, Morrissey, Duggan, O'Neill; Purcell, Sullivan (Turner 90).

DUNDALK -- Cherrie; Mountney, Byrne, Burns, Osborne; Walsh, McDonnell (Thomas 83), Waters, Shanahan; O'Neill (Reilly 81), Rafter (Osobe 71).

Ref -- P Sutton (Dublin).

Irish Independent