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Date: 6:45 p.m. Sept. 29, 2009
Venue: Turners Cross
Att: 1,377
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Cork City 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Tue, Sep 29 2009
A scoreless and lacklustre league game at Turners Cross was permeated with an atmosphere all too common at Cork sports grounds in the past 12 months. Once again on Lee-side the action on the field was relegated to mere side show as the City following vented spleen at the current, and at this stage all too long ongoing crisis surrounding the club.

The few Sligo fans that made the trip made more noise than the home crowd for the first 15 minutes. The majority of the Rebels were outside standing and chanting in protest at the current plight with calls to ’Get out of our club’ directed at the absent chairman Tom Coughlan.

When the crowd did finally enter the stands it was to be the lowest attendance of the season at Turners Cross with an official attendance of 1,377. They witnessed what was probably a fair result on the night. Indeed it was the visitors who mustered the best of the early chances. In the 16th minute Danny Ventre rattled a shot off the crossbar after taking a deflection off Kevin Long before the recalled keeper Dan Connor was able to punch clear.

As the half wore on the game died a death as both sides failed to enforce any kind of authority on the contest and it wasn’t until five minutes before the break that City got their first real sniff at goal; Davin O’Neill struck low with power only to see Richard Brush deny him, turning the ball away for a corner.

After the break both sides lapsed into similar mode. It took all of 77 minutes for Billy Dennehy to find Faz Kuduzovic in the Cork attack but the resultant shot from the Bosnian was well saved by the ever effective shot stopper Brush.

Right at the death Sligo could have snatched a victory had Rob Turner not directed his header just wide after Dean Marshall provided the cross.

All square bar the shouting.

Cork City: Dan Connor, Danny Murphy, Stephen Mulcahy, Kevin Long, Neal Horgan, Davin O’Neill, Stephen O’Donnell, Cillian Lordan, Billy Dennehy, Guntars Silagailis(Kudozovic 75‘), Gareth Cambridge

Sligo Rovers: Richard Brush, Gavin Peers, Joe Kendrick, Alan Keane, Romauld Boco, Danny Ventre(Ryan 70‘), Conor O’Grady, Eoin Doyle (Marshall 57‘), Brian Cash(Turner 80‘), Raphael Cretaro, Matthew Blinkhorn Booked: Ventre (56’)

Referee: Neil Doyle

Attendance: 1,377



Cork City
Dan Connor
Goalkeeper
Danny Murphy
Defender
Stephen Mulcahy
Defender
Kevin Long
Defender
Neal Horgan
Defender
Davin O'Neill
Midfielder
Stephen O'Donnell
Midfielder
Cillian Lordan
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Guntars Silagailis
Forward
Gareth Cambridge
Forward

Substitutes
Ian Turner
Midfield
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Fahrudin Kuduzovic
Forward
Shane Duggan
Midfield
Paul Deasy
Forward
Sligo Rovers
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Gavin Peers
Defender
Joe Kendrick
Defender
Alan Keane
Defender
Romauld Boco
Defender
Danny Ventre
Midfielder
56Booked: 56'
Conor O'Grady
Midfielder
Eoin Doyle
Midfielder
Brian Cash
Midfielder
Raffaele Cretaro
Forward
Matthew Blinkhorn
Forward

Substitutes
Rob Turner
Forward
Richie Ryan
Midfield
Dean Marshall
Midfield
Ciaran Kelly
Goalkeeper
Martin Camano
Defender


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