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Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 13, 2012
Venue: Turners Cross
Att: 2,159

Scored: 68'
- Christy Fagan 68'

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90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

It's all over and St Pats take the points. They weren't entirely convincing but that reult keeps them in the hunt at the upper end of the table.

90' + 3'
Stephen Kenny's run into the Pats box is finally ended with a clearing tackle, and a Brian Lenihan cross from the right is headed into the arms of Clarke by full back Danny Murphy.

90' + 2'
Pats win a corner and do the corner flag shuffle, attempting to wind down the clock. But Cork win it back and the chase for a point resumes.

90' + 1'

Substitution

St Pats Sub - Vinny Faherty makes his league return, replacing Christy Fagan.

90'
There will be four added minutes here.

90'
All the closing pressure is from Cork and a Dan Murray ball into the box skips ahead of two City forwards and into the arms of Clarke.

88'
City get away with that, as another ill-directed clearance from McNulty strikes Kevin Murray and bounces away to safety.

87'
Too often, Cork's ambitions are being undone by moments of poor control. Heavy touches and wayward passes have dulled their attacking edge tonight.

84'
Cork are still pressing when they can, looking for that equaliser. Two corners in a row end with sub Brian Lenihan heading wide of the near post.

83'

Substitution

Cork Sub - Stephen Kenny replaces Davin O'Neill.

81'
That was a fairly desperate tackle from Dan Murray on Darren Meenan as the young Pats player darted into the City box. One of them there professional fouls! The free is belted on target by Sean O'Connor but Mark McNulty is behind it and his parry is whacked clear.

81'

Yellow Card

Dan Murray is booked for Cork City.

79'
Sean O'Connor fizzes a shot just wide of the City goal.

78'

Yellow Card

GearĂ³id Morrissey is booked for Cork City following a clash with Greg Bolger that left both players prone on the turf.

76'
A good move from Cork that ends with Daryl Horgan advancing into the St Pats box from the left. His low shot is blocked down low by Clarke.

74'

Substitution

Cork Sub - Brian Lenihan replaces Ian Turner.

70'
Daryl Horgan twists and turns on the left, finally shaking off Ger O'Brien, but his cross is straight into the hands of Clarke.

69'
Pats haven't really earned that lead. They have been on the back foot for much of this second half, but that's football.

68'

GOAL!

Christy Fagan scores for St. Patrick's Athletic. Darren Meenan burst down the right, with all the energy of a freshly sprung sub, and got a low cross in to Fagan who shot wide of Mark McNulty and inside the far post.

66'
The official attendance here tonight is 2,159.

65'
Pats keeper Brendan Clarke plucks Danny Murphy's cross out of the air as the Shed will him to make a mess of it. He doesn't.

64'

Substitution

St Pats Sub - Darren Meenan replaces Anto Flood.

62'

Yellow Card

Ian Bermingham is booked for St. Patrick's Athletic.

61'
Daryl Horgan gets a cross in to the Pats box but Davin O'Neill can only get slight contact with his head and keeper, Clarke, collects comfortably.

58'
Some lovely play from Cork gets them through the middle and Gearoid Morrissey's shot is deflected inches wide of Brendan Clarke's goal. There is definitely more vigour to this half and the home side are dominating.

56'
Vinny Sullivan gets a great cross in from the right hand corner flag but Davin O'Neill can't make clean contact under a challenge from Conor Kenna. They both leave the ball behind them but Ian Turner can't respond quickly enough and St Pats clear the danger.

54'

Yellow Card

Kenny Browne is booked for St. Patrick's Athletic. He is rightly carded having clipped Vinny Sullivan as the Cork striker threatened to make good progress through the middle.

50'
Mark McNulty delivers a poor kick out that goes straight to Anto Flood. He did, however, get behind the Pats' striker's shot. I don't want to tempt fate but this game is hotting up. Davin O'Neill has just had another shot saved by Brendan Clarke.

48'
Terrific play from Davin O'Neill. He took a pass from Dan Murray and turned his marker, then beat another Pats defender on his charge towards goal, before poking a shot narrowly wide.

46'

Yellow Card

Ryan Coombes is booked for St. Patrick's Athletic. That didn't take long! The Pats midfielder is carded 46 seconds into his appearance on the pitch, a fairly innocuous challenge in the centre circle.

46'

Second Half

Cork City get us underway at the start of the second half.

46'

Substitution

St Pats Sub - Ryan Coombes comes on for Chris Forrester at the break.

45' + 1'

Half Time

It's half time and both teams deserve the goalless draw. We'll see you back here for the second half.

45'
An attempted clearance, under no pressure, from Mark McNulty flies low to the boot of Chris Forrester some thirty five yards out. His first time reaction dribbles goalwards, but a recovering McNulty reaches the ball and clears before disaster strikes.

41'
Oh boy! St Pats should be ahead. Ian Bermingham flung in an excellent cross from the left and found Christy Fagan all on his own, six yards out. But the Pats striker lifted his header too high and the ball drifted over the bar, with all of the Cross open mouthed and fearing the worst.

36'
Davin O'Neill gets in by the end line but his shot is from a tight angle and Brendan Clarke saves easily. At the other end Chris Forrester works a half opening that falls to James Chambers but his firm shot is blocked by Ian Turner.

33'
Danny Murphy's free kick is headed over the Pats bar by Kevin Murray. The City defender wasn't helped by the rugby-like attentions of Anto Flood. Roman-Greaco wrestling how are you.

30'
Some good play from Cork City breaks a period of lethargy. John Dunleavy broke through on the right but the ball was eventually cleared by Forrester for a corner. But corners aren't causing many problems tonight and this one too is cleared easily.

28'
There is a decent crowd here - I'm guessing 2,000 - but they are a polite, summer crowd... and they are being treated to a polite game.

25'
Davin O'Neill beats Conor Kenna down the City's left flank, but his ball in to the centre is cut out by Kenny Browne. The resulting corner is cleared.

23'
Vinny Sullivan turns on a pass from Danny Murphy and shoots high, high over the Pats bar. The majority of possession has been City's but they have yet to seriously threaten.

22'
Another shot from Daryl Horgan is blocked down. Good play from Cork City in the build up, but a slip by Morrissey at the crucial moment turned a dangerous situation into a half chance.

19'
Conquering the last quarter is the problem for both sides at the moment. We are seeing lots of patient play through midfield but there is no killer ball. Greg Bolger just put Fagan into space on the left but the Pats forward attempt to put the ball into the middle resulted in a nothing ball to concede possession. The story of the game so far.

17'
City midfielder Gearoid Morrissey almost picks out the run of Davin O'Neill with a forty yard pass but the Pats defence were alive to it and cut out the danger.

12'
Pats win a corner which Dan Murray gets his head to, but the City defender heads it out the other side for another corner. The home side then have difficulty clearing from Christy Fagan., but a foul on Murray by Sean O'Conor relieves the pressure.

11'
Daryl Horgan receives the ball to feet and elects to shoot from distance. It sails over the bar. A first time ball into the path of Sullivan would have put the striker through on goal.

9'
Daryl Horgan picks out Vinny Sullivan's run to the near post but his cross from the left just clears the Cork striker and the danger passes.

6'
Ian Turner's ball from the right looks to find Davin O'Neill at the back post, but Kenny Browne gets the ball out for a corner to Cork City. When it comes in the ball spends some time impersonating a pinball as Pats just can't get it clear. It is finally belted out off the back off Ger O'Brien who is not the better for it an d needs some treatment.

4'
Some good passing play from both sides in the early stages. This looks like it may develop into a good game. Stay tuned.

2'
St Pats are actually playing five across the middle with Anto Flood wide on the right. Fagan is the lone striker. Pats won a corner there, but it was quickly cleared and City responded with some sustained pressure that broke when Danny Murphy's ball forward was intercepted.

1'

GAME ON!

St Pats get us underway. They are playing into the Shed in this first half, but their initial sortie forwards ends in a throw in to Cork City.

0'
We're just a few short minutes away from the off here in Cork. The subs are wandering towards the benches and the crowd rise as one as the starting elevens emerge from the tunnel.

0'
Like that scene from the Full Monty, the Pats defence are practicing the Arsenal Back Four. All very accomplished looking too.

0'
It's a pleasant evening here at the Cross. It's a bit dull bit it's balmy with a light breeze exhorting the flags on the Derrynane Road stand to a lazy flutter. An ideal night for a game of ball.

0'
The teams are in, and up. It looks like Pats will play 4-4-2, with Bisto Flood and Christy Fagan playing up front. Cork should also line out in a 4-4-2. It looks like John Dunleavy will start at right back, though Ian Turner might play there.

0'
How many games are Cork City unbeaten in the league? Would you be surprised if I told you they have lost none of their last 12 league games? Yup, but they have drawn seven of their last eight... which explains eighth place in the league. They are seven points behind Pats.

0'
Liam Buckley have been dealing with European obligations of late but they haven't won any of their last three league outings. They can be easy on the eye on their day, but Pats need a win tonight if they are to be taken seriously in the run in.

0'
We are one hour away from kick-off at Turner's Cross, waiting for a game that will go a good way to deciding how the season run in will go for both these sides. St Pats need the points to add credence to their title aspirations. Cork need three point sto hoist themselves into the upper portion of mid table.



Photo Gallery for Cork City -v- St. Patrick's Athletic



Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
John Dunleavy
Defender
Danny Murphy
Defender
Dan Murray
81Booked: 81'
Defender
Kevin Murray
Defender
Daryl Horgan
Midfielder
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
GearĂ³id Morrissey
78Booked: 78'
Midfielder
Ian Turner
Midfielder
Davin O'Neill
Forward
Vinny Sullivan
Forward

Substitutes
Brian Lenihan
Defender
Stephen Kenny
Midfield
Gavin Kavanagh
Defender
Andy O'Connell
Midfield
Keith Quinn
Midfield
Kalen Spillane
Defender
Paul White
Goalkeeper
St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Conor Kenna
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
54Booked: 54'
Ian Bermingham
Defender
62Booked: 62'
Sean O'Connor
Midfielder
Chris Forrester
Midfielder
Anthony Flood
Midfielder
James Chambers
Midfielder
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Christy Fagan
Forward
68Scored: 68'

Substitutes
Aidan Price
Defender
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Darren Meenan
Midfield
Jake Kelly
Midfield
Eoin Hyland
Defender
Vinny Faherty
Forward
Ryan Coombes
Midfield
46Booked: 46'