EA Cup R2
Date: 5 p.m. May 4, 2009
Venue: Turners Cross
Att: 654
TV:
1 - 1
(4 - 5)


FT with Penos

Denis Behan 88' -
Scored: 88'


Denis Behan 120' -
Peno Scored: 120'


Pat Sullivan 120' -
Peno Miss: 120'


Timmy Kiely 120' -
Peno Scored: 120'


Danny Murphy 120' -
Peno Scored: 120'


Dan Murray 120' -
Peno Scored: 120'


Joe Gamble 120' -
Peno Miss: 120'


OG: 56'
- Dan Murray 56'

Peno Scored: 120'
- Johnny Flynn O'Connor 120'

Peno Scored: 120'
- David Breen 120'

Peno Scored: 120'
- Peter White 120'

Peno Scored: 120'
- Conor Sinnott 120'

Peno Miss: 120'
- Michael Mullen 120'

Peno Scored: 120'
- Gavin Doyle 120'



Cork City 1-1 Wexford Youths (Youths win on penalties)

Mon, May 04 2009
Wexford Youths made it through to the quarter final of the EA Sports Cup with a 5-4 win on penalties at Turner’s Cross this evening, after the game had finished 1-1 after normal time. It was an awful game to watch at times but an awful spot kick from Joe Gamble in sudden death – he hit the roof of the Curragh Road End – meant that Cork were to be knocked out by the same side in this competition for the second time in a row.

The home side made just two changes from the 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers on Friday night, with Guntars Silagailis replacing the injured Billy Dennehy and Mark McNulty coming in for Dan Connor between the posts. Mick Wallace, meanwhile, sent out a weakened Wexford side to the one that hammered Kildare County, with goalscorers Richie Fitzgerald and David Breen dropping to the bench. Cork lined-up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Denis Behan the target man. Wexford started in a flat 4-42 formation, although the numbers on the back of their shirts were more akin to American football rather than Association football - Youths outfielders lined up from 27 to 36.

Wexford had won five out of their last six coming into the game, and they started well. Keith Kearney forced Mark McNulty into making a save in the 10th minute, while Patsy Malone headed over the bar with 15 on the clock. They then continued their strong start to the game, when Conor Sinnott shot over the bar from 25 yards in the 18th minute.

Behan had Cork’s first attempt on target on 20, when he shot straight at Packie Holden, while the Abbeyfeale born striker headed over from a Faz Kuduzovic cross just two minutes later. Behan was involved again when Cork made a mess of a promising free kick on the half hour mark. Colin Healy rolled to Shane Duggan on the edge of the area and the midfielder then stopped the ball so Healy could play to Behan- the result was an easily blocked shot to the dismay of the small crowd gathered inside the Donie Forde Stand. Cork were on top at this point and Behan shot wide again on 41, while both Healy and Duggan had long distance efforts before half-time, although it remained scoreless at the break.

The second half started poorly, with Colin Healy almost passing the ball into the hands of Packie Holden early on. However, Wexford took the lead with a freak goal in the 57th minute. Gavin Doyle hit a sweetly struck free kick off of the crossbar. The ball then fell to Keith Kearney who headed goalwards only for the ball to come off of Cork captain Dan Murray and into the net.

The football at times was awful and Denis Behan squandered a trio of decent opportunities for the Leesiders as they looked for an equaliser, while Dan Murray headed wide from a Danny Murphy corner with just four minutes to go.

The equaliser came in the final minute of normal time, although most of the spectator’s inside the ground would probably have wanted it to finish 1-0 rather than spend another half hour enduring this appalling tie. Tim Kiely done well on the right wing and Behan was left in loads of space inside the area where he volleyed past Packie Holden and into the net to bring the game into extra time.

There was nothing whatsoever worth talking about during the additional half hour and from the second it kicked off, the game looked destined to be decided by the lottery of a penalty shootout; the one exception was a downright woeful effort by Denis Behan.

Wexford’s Gavin Doyle was the first to step up to the spot and he duly made it 1-0 to Youths. Cork captain Dan Murray equalised, while Michael Mullen failed to score his penalty. Danny Murphy’s successful kick was followed up by an equaliser from Conor Sinnott. Timmy Kiely gave Cork a 3-2 lead, before Peter White brought the two sides level again. Pat Sullivan then missed for Cork, which gave David Breen a chance to make it 4-3 to the away team. Denis Behan converted for the home team to bring it into sudden death and then Johnny Flynn O’Connor made it 5-4 in favour of Wexford.

Joe Gamble then stepped up knowing that a miss will mean his team are out of the EA Sports cup for another year. He placed the ball before taking a few steps back but alas, it was not to be for Cork as the Irish midfielder fired the penalty high over the bar.

Cork City: Mark McNulty, Greg O’Halloran, Dan Murray, Colin Healy, Joe Gamble, Guntars Silagailis, Fahrudin Kuduzovic, Cillian Lordan, Shane Duggan, Denis Behan, Pat Sullivan. Subs: Timmy Kiely (Fahrudin Kuduzovic 65mins), Alan O’Connor (Shane Duggan 68mins), Danny Murphy (Cillian Lordan 75mins), Dan Connor, Paul Deasy

Wexford Youths: Packie Holden, Anto Russell, John Flynn O’Connor, Peter White, Paul Rossiter, Keith Kearney, David Miller, Conor Sinnot, Gavin Doyle, Patsy Malone, Garrett McCurtin Subs: David Breen (Anto Russell 72mins), Liam O’Loughlin (David Miller 46mins), Michael Mullen (Keith Kearney 100mins), Richie Fitzgerald, Pa Doyle

Referee: G Kelly

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Gavin Doyle was the only stand out in this tepid affair

Attendance: 654



Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Greg O'Halloran
Defender
Dan Murray
56OG: 56'
120Peno: 120'
Defender
Cillian Lordan
Defender
Pat Sullivan
120Peno Miss: 120'
Defender
Fahrudin Kuduzovic
Midfielder
Colin Healy
Midfielder
Joe Gamble
120Peno Miss: 120'
Midfielder
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
Guntars Silagailis
Forward
Denis Behan
88Scored: 88'
120Peno: 120'
Forward

Substitutes
Alan O'Connor
Forward
Danny Murphy
120Peno: 120'
Defender
Timmy Kiely
120Peno: 120'
Midfield
Paul Deasy
Forward
Dan Connor
Goalkeeper
Wexford
Packie Holden
Goalkeeper
Johnny Flynn O'Connor
Defender
120Peno: 120'
Gareth McCurtin
Defender
Paul Rossiter
Defender
Anto Russell
Defender
Peter White
Defender
120Peno: 120'
Keith Kearney
Midfielder
Paul Malone
Midfielder
Dave Miller
Midfielder
Conor Sinnott
Midfielder
120Peno: 120'
Gavin Doyle
Forward
120Peno: 120'

Substitutes
David Breen
Defender
120Peno: 120'
William Doyle
Goalkeeper
Richard Fitzgerald
Midfield
Michael Mullen
Forward
120Peno Miss: 120'
Liam O'Loughlin
Midfield


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