FAI Cup R3
Date: 7 p.m. Aug. 22, 2015
Venue: St Colman’s Park
Att: 1,100 (est)
TV:

Scored: 26'
- Dinny Corcoran 26'

Scored: 32'
- Raffaele Cretaro 32'

Scored: 37'
- David Cawley 37'

Scored: 83'
- Dinny Corcoran 83'



FAI Cup Report: Cobh Wanderers 0 - 4 Sligo Rovers

Sun, Aug 23 2015

Raffaele Cretaro was on target for Sligo during this FAI Cup victory Credit: Al Robinson

Sligo Rovers recent good form continued as they recorded their third consecutive victory progressing to the quarter finals in the Irish Daily Mail Cup defeating non-league Cobh Wanderers in St. Colman’s Park on Saturday night.

 

Micky Adams Premier Division side proved too strong for their non-league opposition and this showed in a dominant display with Dinny Corcoran (2), Raffaele Cretaro and David Cawley all finding Cobh’s net.

 

Both sides had progressed to this stage by defeating non-league sides, Avondale United and Crumlin United with Sligo defeating the latter.

 

Cobh Wanderers were dogged throughout but Sligo’s skill comfortably won the game.

 

The opening period of the game saw Rob Lehane and Cawley bring saves out of legendary Cork City ‘keeper Mick Devine in the Wanderers goal. Yet Wanderers kept pressing and harrying the Premier Division opposition.

 

But their resistance was to be broken on 26 minutes when Cretaro found Corcoran and the striker fired into the top corner from 25 yards.  The lead was doubled on 32 minutes as Cork City loanee Rob Lehane played in Cretaro and the winger chipped Michael Devine to score from 12 yards following defensive errors. The third arrived on 37 minutes with a Cawley pile driver from 25 yards following Lehane’s pass.

 

The second half was a tamer affair with both teams struggling to maintain the tempo of the opening 45 minutes, but Wanderers to their credit never stopped trying and Davin O’Neill and Conor Meade both had shots blocked on goal as they wanted to give the large crowd something to cheer about with the game entering it’s final ten minutes.

 

But the game was to be put beyond doubt on 84 minutes when Corcoran’s shot from the edge of the box went into the bottom corner.

 

They could possibly have had a fifth in stoppage time when Anthony Elding headed in Cawley’s cross but it was ruled offside to ensure Sligo’s cup adventure continues and they can still dream of reaching the Aviva Stadium on the eight of November.

 

Cobh Wanderers: Michael Devine; Eoin Hastings (Eddie Nolan 72), Gary Collins, Brian Fitzgerald, Peter Nolan; James Stoat (Alan O’Flynn 60), Ian Stapleton, Mikey O’Shea, Shane Barrett (Emmett O’Hanlon 52), Conor Meade; Davin O’Neill.

Subs not used: Shane Geasley, Steven Bruton, Owen Kinsella, Sean McDermott.

Yellow Cards: Barrett (46), O’Shea (53), Meade (64).

 

Sligo Rovers: Richard Brush; Gary Boylan, Alan Keane, Gavin Peers, Regan Donelon; Sander Puri (Anthony Elding 54), John Russell (Jason Hughes 45), David Cawley, Raffaele Cretaro (Keith Ward 45); Dinny Corcoran, Rob Lehane.

Subs not used: Ryan Coulter, Jake Dykes, Ruairi Keating, Patrick Nzuzi.

Yellow Cards: Cretaro (43).

 

Referee: Anthony Buttimer (Cork).

Attendance: 1,100 (estimate).

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Dinny Corcoran (Sligo Rovers).

 



Cobh Wanderers
Michael Devine
Goalkeeper
Peter Nolan
Defender
Eoin Hastings
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Defender
Brian Fitzgerald
Defender
Gary Collins
Defender
Ian Stapleton
Midfielder
Mikey O'Shea
53Booked: 53'
Midfielder
Shane Barrett
46Booked: 46'
52'
52Subbed Off: 52'
Midfielder
James Stoat
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Midfielder
Davin O'Neill
Forward
Conor Meade
64Booked: 64'
Forward

Substitutes
Emmet O'Hanlon
52'
52Subbed On: 52'
Midfield
Alan O'Flynn
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
Forward
Eddie Nolan
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Midfield
Sean McDermott
Goalkeeper
Owen Kinsella
Midfield
Shane Geasley
Forward
Stephen Bruton
Midfield
Sligo Rovers
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Alan Keane
Defender
Regan Donelon
Defender
Gary Boylan
Defender
Gavin Peers
Defender
David Cawley
Midfielder
37Scored: 37'
Sander Puri
Midfielder 54'
54Subbed Off: 54'
John Russell
Midfielder 44'
44Subbed Off: 44'
Raffaele Cretaro
Forward
32Scored: 32'
43Booked: 43'
44'
44Subbed Off: 44'
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
26Scored: 26'
83Scored: 83'
Robert Lehane
Forward

Substitutes
Jason Hughes
Midfield
44Subbed On: 44'
44'
Anthony Elding
Forward
54Subbed On: 54'
54'
Jake Dykes
Defender
Ryan Coulter
Goalkeeper
Ruairi Keating
Forward
Patrick Nzuzi
Defender
Keith Ward
Midfield
44Subbed On: 44'
44'


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