FAI Cup R2
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 20, 2016
Venue: Turners Cross
Ref:
Att: 666
TV:

Kevin O'Connor 10' -
Scored: 10'


Gavan Holohan 20' -
Scored: 20'


Stephen Dooley 32' -
Scored: 32'


Mark O'Sullivan 51' -
Scored: 51'




FAI Cup Report: Cork City 4 - 0 St Peter's

Fri, May 20 2016

John Caulfield will be happy to see his side coast into the next round of the competition. Credit: Steve Alfred

Cork City eased into the Third Round of the FAI Senior Cup defeating non-league side St. Peter’s of Athlone, in convincing fashion at a rain swept Turner’s Cross.

 

Goals from Kevin O’Connor, Gavan Holohan, Stephen Dooley and Mark O’Sullivan ensured that City progressed to the last 16 of prestigious cup competition.

 

Cork City made several changes to the side that came from behind to grab the three points against Derry City in the Cross last Friday night; Kevin O’Connor, Gavan Holohan, Kenny Browne and John Dunleavy.

 

St. Peter’s qualified for this stage defeating Leeside in the previous round. This however was a bridge too far for the side that qualified for the FAI Junior Cup semi-final this year.

 

The host’s runners up in the competition last season got the perfect start on 12 minutes as Kevin O’Connor headed in an Ian Turner corner. Gavan Holohan doubled the lead on 20 minutes scoring from outside the box.

 

Cork were dominating proceedings as Athlone relied on a lot of long balls up to Ethan Nkololo and Mark McConnell but Michael McSweeney and Kenny Browne were able to mop up everything that went their way.

 

Stephen Dooley made it three on 34 minutes hitting low into the corner from close range following Mark O’Sullivan’s cross.

 

The second half was played at a slower start but that didn’t stop O’Sullivan on 51 minutes from getting City’s fourth as he rose highest at the back post to head home Man of the Match Kevin O’Connor’s free.

 

On 53 minutes City somehow couldn’t find the back of the net as Turner, Dooley and O’Sullivan all had shots saved from a matter of yards by Philip Coffey, multiple defenders and the crossbar all in a matter of seconds.

 

David Brooks went narrowly wide from distance and on 71 minutes. The game was now pretty much over as City were trying for more goals but couldn’t really break down the Peter’s defence.

 

At the end Ian Dempsey headed over from close range but it didn’t matter as City march on in the Cup hoping to go one step further than last year.

 

 

Cork City: Alan Smith; Michael McSweeney, Kenny Browne (Steven Beattie 46), John Dunleavy (Craig Donnelan 34), Kevin O’Connor; Colin Healy, Gavan Holohan; Ian Turner, Danny Morrissey, Stephen Dooley; Mark O’Sullivan.

Subs: Mark McNulty, Greg Bolger, Steven Beattie, Karl Sheppard, Sean Maguire

Yellow Cards: Donnelan (70)

 

St. Peter’s: Philip Coffey; Niall Scullion, Scott Delaney, Neil Harney John McCrossan; Pascal Dillon (David Donohue 63), Ian Dempsey, David Brooks Ethan Nkololo (Gary Kelly 56); Michael Lee; Mark McConnell (Declan Fallon 75).

Subs: Gary Kelly, Gary Stephens, Declan Fallon, David Donoghue, Keith Hynes

Yellow Cards: Harney (49), Brooks (52)

 

Referee: Padraig Sutton

Attendance: 666

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Kevin O’Connor (Cork City)

 

You can see Gerard Buckley's pictures from the game here.



Cork City
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper
Michael McSweeney
Defender
John Dunleavy
34Subbed On: 34'
Defender
Stephen Dooley
32Scored: 32'
Defender
Kenny Browne
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Defender
Gavan Holohan
20Scored: 20'
Midfielder
Colin Healy
Midfielder
Kevin O'Connor
10Scored: 10'
Midfielder
Ian Turner
Midfielder
Danny Morrissey
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Forward
Mark O'Sullivan
51Scored: 51'
Forward

Substitutes
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Sean Maguire
Forward
Craig Donnellan
34'
34Subbed Off: 34'
71Booked: 71'
Midfield
Greg Bolger
Midfield
Steven Beattie
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Karl Sheppard
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Forward
St Peter's
Philip Coffey
Goalkeeper
John McCrossan
Defender
Neil Harney
Defender
50Booked: 50'
Pascal Dillon
Defender 64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Ian Dempsey
Defender
Scott Delaney
Defender
Niall Scullion
Midfielder
Mark McConnell
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Michael Lee
Midfielder
Nathan Ekololo
Midfielder 56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
David Brooks
Forward
54Booked: 54'

Substitutes
Gary Stephens
Forward
Gary Kelly
Unknown
56Subbed On: 56'
56'
Keith Hynes
Unknown
Declan Fallon
Defender
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
David Donohue
Midfield
64Subbed On: 64'
64'


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