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Date: 7 p.m. July 6, 2014
Venue: The Showgrounds
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League Report: Sligo Rovers 0-0 Cork City

Sun, Jul 06 2014

The night sky in all its glory Credit: Darragh Connolly

Cork City have moved level on points with Dundalk at the top of the table following a 0-0 draw with Sligo Rovers in The Showgrounds.

 

In an entertaining encounter, both sides had a handful of goal-scoring chances, but like in many of their games this season, Sligo goalkeeper Gary Rogers was on top of his game to deny Cork taking all three points in the dying minutes.

 

Rovers enjoyed much of the early proceedings, Evan McMillan coming close after 11 minutes when his header was blocked from close-range.

 

John Russell showed excellent strength in midfield to hold onto the ball and launch Raffaele Cretaro through, who quickly squared it to Aaron Greene to angle a shot across the face of goal.

 

Cork were forced into a first-half change after 33 minutes when the injured Iarfhlaith Davoren was replaced by Dave O’Leary.

 

The visitors did however finish the half encouragingly with Garry Buckley and Colin Healy both seeing efforts denied by Rogers.

 

The second-half saw an encouraging start for The Bit O’Red, Danny North in particular who picked up a deflected Aaron Greene effort and managed to wriggle his way through a host of bodies before being denied by Mark McNulty.

 

The striker then saw a free-kick touched onto the underside of the crossbar by McNulty and back out in to play.

 

David O’Leary looked destined to snatch a late winner when his strike from distance looked destined to find the top corner, but Rogers was on hand to meet it with a stunning save.

 

There was time for more drama in injury-time when Buckley smashed a header off the woodwork from six yards with the goal at his mercy.

 

 

Sligo Rovers: Gary Rogers; Alan Keane, Evan McMillan, Kalen Spillane, Seamus Conneely; David Cawley, John Russell, John Russell, Raffaele Cretaro, Kieran Djilali; Danny North (Ruairi Keating 87).
Subs not used: Richard Brush, Regan Donelon, Gavin Peers, Ross Gaynor, Paul O’Conor, Sean Maguire.

 

Cork City: Mark McNulty; Brian Lenihan, Darren Dennehy, Dan Murray, Iarfhlaith Davoren (Dave O’Leary 33); Colin Healy, Garry Buckley, John Dunleavy, Billy Dennehy (Liam Kearney 73); Mark O’Sullivan, Cillian Morrison (John O’Flynn 46).
Subs not used: Kevin O’Brien, Darren Murphy, Josh O’Shea, Rob Lehane.

 

Referee: Neil Doyle

Attendance: 2,000 (estimate)

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Evan McMillan (Sligo Rovers).

 

 



Sligo Rovers
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Kalen Spillane
Defender
Evan McMillan
Defender
Alan Keane
Defender
Seamus Conneely
Defender
John Russell
Midfielder
Aaron Greene
Midfielder
Kieran Djilali
Midfielder
Raffaele Cretaro
Midfielder
David Cawley
Midfielder
Danny North
Forward

Substitutes
Gavin Peers
Defender
Paul O'Conor
Midfield
Sean Maguire
Forward
Ruairi Keating
Forward
Ross Gaynor
Defender
Regan Donelon
Defender
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Dan Murray
Defender
Brian Lenihan
Defender
Darren Dennehy
Defender
Iarfhlaith Davoren
Defender
Colin Healy
Midfielder
John Dunleavy
Midfielder
48Booked: 48'
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
Cillian Morrison
Forward
Mark O'Sullivan
Forward

Substitutes
Joshua O'Shea
Forward
David O'Leary
Midfield
John O'Flynn
Forward
Kevin O'Brien
Goalkeeper
Darren Murphy
Midfield
Robert Lehane
Forward
Liam Kearney
Midfield


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