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Date: 3 p.m. May 29, 2016
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Att: 450
TV:

Tristan Noack Hofmann 34' -
Red: 34'


Scored: 57'
- Sean Maguire 57'

Scored: 73'
- Mark O'Sullivan 73'

Scored: 83'
- Stephen Dooley 83'



League Report: Longford Town 0 - 3 Cork City

Sun, May 29 2016

Sean Maguire was on target for Cork City against Longford Town. Credit: Martin Doherty

Second-half substitute Mark O’Sullivan proved to be the difference for Cork City as they overcame 10 man Longford Town at the City Calling Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
 
O’Sullivan played a part in the first goal, scored the second and had a goal disallowed offside. Town had to play the majority of the game with 10 men after defender Tristan Noack Hofmann was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 34th minute.
 
Two minutes had just elapsed when Lee Duffy had a chance to put the home side ahead but he blasted his effort over. City’s first chance came in the 24th minute but defender Alan Bennett headed over the bar.
 
Ten minutes later and Town were reduced to 10 men when defender Noack Hofmann received a second yellow card for a foul on Steven Beattie; it was harsh on the young defender.
 
In the 39th minute City’s Kevin O’Connor hit a free but it was well held by Town 'keeper Paul Skinner. Minutes later Greg Bolger had a chance and then just before the break Stephen Dooley capitalised on a mistake by Philip Gannon but his shot was blocked down by Town defender Pat Flynn.
 
City took the lead in the 57th minute when O’Sullivan’s ball was put into the path of Sean Maguire by Town defender Mark Rossiter and he found the net with an excellent strike. O’Sullivan had a chance to double the lead two minutes after but his attempt was well saved by Skinner.
 
The Town netminder also pulled off another fine save to deny Maguire. Town had a chance in the 69th minute when David O’Sullivan played the ball to Kealan Dillon but he shot wide.
 
City doubled their advantage in the 73rd minute when Kevin O’Connor’s free met the head of O’Sullivan at the near post. Ten minutes later and City got their third; Maguire with the pass to Dooley and he shot home from close range to secure all three points for John Caulfield's side.
 
 
Longford Town: Paul Skinner; Jamie Mulhall, Pat Flynn, Mark Rossiter (Rhys Gorman, 75), Tristan Noack Hofmann, Conor Powell; Philip Gannon, Kealan Dillon; Kaleem Simon (Don Cowan, 70); David O’Sullivan, Lee Duffy (Josh O’Hanlon, 64). 
Subs not used: Ian Molloy, Mark Hughes, Peter McGlynn, Cody Mulhall. 
Bookings: T. H. Hofmann (17), J. Mulhall (43). 
Sent off: Hofmann (34)
 
Cork City: Mark McNulty; Colin Healy (Mark O’Sullivan, 46), Michael McSweeney, Alan Bennett, (Ian Turner, 78), Kevin O’Connor; Steven Beattie, Gavan Holohan, Greg Bolger (Garry Buckley, 61), Gearoid Morrissey, Stephen Dooley; Sean Maguire. 
Subs not used: Danny Morrissey, Alan Smith, Craig Donnellan, Kenny Browne. 
Booking: G. Bolger (26).
 
 
Referee: Derek Tomney (Dublin).
Attendance: 450.
Extratime Man of the Match: Mark O’Sullivan (Cork City).
 
 



Longford Town
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
James Mulhall
43Booked: 43'
Defender
Pat Flynn
Defender
Tristan Noack Hofmann
17Booked: 17'
34Booked: 34'
34Sent off: 34'
Defender
Conor Powell
Defender
Mark Rossiter
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Defender
Philip Gannon
Midfielder
Kealan Dillon
Midfielder
Kaleem Simon
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Midfielder
Lee Duffy
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Forward
David O'Sullivan
Forward

Substitutes
Cody Mulhall
Forward
Ian Molloy
Goalkeeper
Peter McGlynn
Midfield
Mark Hughes
Midfield
Rhys Gorman
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Midfield
Don Cowan
71'
71Subbed On: 71'
Forward
Josh O'Hanlon
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Midfield
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Kevin O'Connor
Defender
Michael McSweeney
Defender
Alan Bennett
Defender 79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfielder
Gavan Holohan
Midfielder
Colin Healy
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Stephen Dooley
Midfielder
83Scored: 83'
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
26Booked: 26'
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Sean Maguire
Forward
57Scored: 57'
Steven Beattie
Forward

Substitutes
Ian Turner
Midfield
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper
Mark O'Sullivan
Forward
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
73Scored: 73'
Danny Morrissey
Forward
Craig Donnellan
Midfield
Garry Buckley
Midfield
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
Kenny Browne
Defender


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