IRE Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. March 9, 2012
Venue: Turners Cross
Ref: Richie Winter
Att: 3,912

Daryl Horgan 13' -
Scored: 13'


Vinny Sullivan 33' -
Scored: 33'


Shane Duggan 55' -
Red: 55'


Scored: 40'
- Tiarnan Mulvenna 40'

Scored: 53'
- Peter Hynes 53'

OG: 73'
- Gavin Kavanagh 73'

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94'

FULL TIME!

Drogheda record, what could prove to be, a very important victory on Leeside as Mick Cook's men bounce back from defeat to champions Shamrock Rovers last week. City will welcome the champions to Turner's Cross next weekend still seeking their first points of the season.

91'

Substitution

Jack Flynn for Ryan Brennan. Drogs sub.

90'

Yellow Card

Yellow card for John Dunleavy. City forcing the issue in search of an equaliser.

88'

Substitution

John Breen for Mulvenna. Drogs sub.

87'

Yellow Card

Yellow card for Ryan Brennan.

85'

Dan Murray moves forward for a City free-kick and side-volleys goalwards however his shot is deflected out for a corner that comes to nothing for Tommy Dunne's charges.

81'
Drogs controlling the game as you would expect from a team one goal up against 10 men. City may get one more chance to earn a point from this encounter yet though.

75'

Substitution

City Sub - Tadhg Purcell is on for Shane O'Connor.

75'
Tadgh Purcell for Shane O'Connor. City sub. Is there a way back into this game for the Rebel Army? Operating with 10 men against a fluent Drogheda side suggests not as the game enters the final quarter.

74'

Substitution

Dean Marshall for Philip Hand. Drogs sub.

73'

OWN GOAL!

Gavin Kavanagh heads into his own net at the back post from Philip Hand's corner.

67'
It's backs-to-the-wall stuff currently for the 10-man hosts as Drogheda continue to push forward.

65'

Substitution

Kalen Spillane for Danny Murphy. City's second sub.

65'

Substitution

Cathal Lordan for Davin O'Neill. City sub.

64'
Hynes is denied by McNulty who saves at his feet. Drogs turning the screw. McNally strikes crossbar with 30-yard volley.

60'

Yellow Card

Yellow card given to O'Connor for dissent.

58'
City will now have to readjust in light of O'Connor's dismissal. Drogs likely to become even more adventurous in the circumstances.

55'

Red Card

Shane Duggan is given a straight red card for raising his hands to Brian Gannon. Harsh decision.

53'

GOAL!

Hynes levels from the pen spot for Drogs after Brennan fouled in area.

53'
Brennan is up-ended in the area and referee Richie Winter points to the spot. Hynes converts the penalty to level for Drogs.

49'
Vinny Sullivan nearly catches Sava from catches with a looping effort however his attempt sails over. That's better from City because they need to seriously up the ante here.

47'
Drogs have picked up where they left off taking the game to City.

45'

Second Half

Second-half underway.

45'

Half Time

Drogheda trail here at the interval 2-1 but this contest is far from dead in the water. City have been more clinical but the visitors are the better side thus far overall.

40'

GOAL!

Mulvenna has deservedly pulled a goal back for Drogs turning into an empty net following Peter Hynes' headers that beats McNulty back across the goal. Game on.

35'
How Drogheda are 2-0 down here is difficult to fathom.

33'

GOAL!

Daryl Horgan now has an assist crossing from the right into the on-rushing Vinny Sullivan who steers into the far corner with a deft touch. City double their advantage.

32'
A lively first-half has temporarily quietened down. Will Drogheda regret their opening half misses?

26'
Gavin Brennan fires in a shot from distance for Drogheda but it rises over McNulty's crossbar.

22'

Hynes low cross from left to right is side-footed inches outside the post by Mulvenna.

21'
Shane Duggan's attempt is spilled but smothered by Sava in the visitors' goal.

20'
Drogheda are performing well in the early stages of this match and probably do not deserve to be trailing to Daryl Horgan's right-footed strike to nil.

16'
Drogheda could have been ahead themselves moments before City took the lead as O'Connor blocked Derek Prendergast's volley on the goal-line.

13'

GOAL!

Cork City take the lead through Daryl Horgan who controls at the edge of the area and volleys beyond Gabriel Sava after an intelligent pass in behind the Drogheda defence by Shane O'Connor.

11'
Much of the possession in the last few moments fixated around central areas with both teams cancelling each other out.

4'
Vinny Sullivan's cross from the right is met at the near post by Davin O'Neill who turns into the side-netting as City create their first meaningful attack.

3'
Peter Hynes' pass through the heart of the City defence allows Mulvenna an excellent opportunity to opening the scoring but again McNulty is equal to his attempt blocking with his legs. Drogheda have started well.

2'
Gavin Brennan's low cross into the area results in Tiernan Mulvenna instinctively flicking goalwards from seven yards however is denied by Mark McNulty.

1'

GAME ON!

Cork City will play into the Shed End of the ground in the opening half. The Drogs travel south looking to avenge last week's defeat.

0'
Still a massive crowd outside the ground according to reports from those in the queue for tickets. Decent enough crowd inside here too. Eight minutes until kick-off.

0'
Good evening and welcome to Turner's Cross where Cork City entertain Drogheda United. Twenty minutes to kick-off and we should have the line-ups for you in a matter of moments.

0'
Mick Cooke's Drogheda United travel south after acquitting themselves very well against the champions last weekend, while Cork City will look to make drastic improvements to their performance after losing to UCD in the opening week. Click on the preview button near the top of the page for the most in-depth analysis prior to the game, with all the latest team news and statistics. As always, you can get in contact with us to let us know your thoughts on anything to do with Cork or Drogheda - hell, we'll even answer queries on the league in general - so email us at extratimelive@gmail.com or else you can tweet Alan @alansmith90

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Afternoon everybody! Just a little over three hours before Turner's Cross hosts it's first Premier Division game since 2009 and Alan Smith and new recruit Peter McNamara will be here throughout the evening to keep you updated on everything that's going on.



Photo Gallery for Cork City -v- Drogheda United



Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
John Dunleavy
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Gavin Kavanagh
73OG: 73'
Defender
Danny Murphy
Defender
Dan Murray
Defender
Shane Duggan
55Sent off: 55'
Midfielder
Daryl Horgan
13Scored: 13'
Midfielder
GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfielder
Shane O'Connor
60Booked: 60'
Midfielder
Davin O'Neill
Forward
Vinny Sullivan
33Scored: 33'
44Booked: 44'
Forward

Substitutes
Kevin Burns
Goalkeeper
Cathal Lordan
Midfield
Danny Morrissey
Forward
Jamie Murphy
Forward
Tadhg Purcell
Forward
Kalen Spillane
Defender
Ian Turner
Midfield
Drogheda United
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
Shane Grimes
Defender
Mark O'Brien
Midfielder
Philip Hand
Midfielder
Brian Gannon
Midfielder
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
87Booked: 87'
Tiarnan Mulvenna
Forward
40Scored: 40'
Peter Hynes
Forward
53Scored: 53'

Substitutes
Stephen Trimble
Goalkeeper
Stephen Quigley
Defender
Dean Marshall
Midfield
Chris Kerr
Midfield
Jack Flynn
Midfield
Sean Brennan
Midfield
Johnny Breen
Forward