FR
Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 8, 2017
Venue: St. Colman's Park
Att: 600 (est)
TV:

Jason Abbott 77' -
Scored: 77'


Scored: 3'
- Alex Yakuba 3'

Scored: 47'
- Karl Sheppard 47'

Peno Scored: 51'
- Karl Sheppard 51'



Friendly Report: Cobh Ramblers 1 - 3 Cork City

Sat, Feb 11 2017

Credit: Tom Beary

Cork City prepared for next week’s Presidents Cup clash against Dundalk in style as they comprehensively defeated local rivals Cobh Ramblers 3-1 at St Colman’s Park on Wednesday night.

 

Goals from Alex Ya Kuba and a superb brace from Karl Sheppard was enough to deservedly see City continue their fine pre-season form with a victory at the expense of Ramblers, who responded in vein with a stunning free kick from Jason Abbott.

 

And it was the visitors who started the game the better side and they took the lead within the opening minutes of the match.

 

A fine run and cross from Karl Sheppard picked out striker Alex Ya Kuba (otherwise known as Trialist A on the team sheet) who made no mistake, drilling the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

 

The FAI Cup winners almost doubled their lead midway through the first period but after an excellent run and cross from Trialist B (otherwise known as Christian Lanetti), Karl Sheppard could only scuff his effort wide of the target.

 

The duo combined again late in the first 45 but after a surging run past numerous challenges, the energetic front man could only drive his strike into the side net from a tight angle.

 

But Sheppard wasn’t to be denied for too much longer, as at the beginning of the second half he doubled his side’s advantage with a fortunate finish.

 

A close-range header from Alex Ya Kuba fell kindly to the City number 19 and he prodded the ball into the bottom left corner via a defection.

 

Sheppard grabbed his second and his sides third of the match moments later as following another powerful run he was fouled in the penalty area before dusting himself down and calmly firing the ball into the bottom left corner from the spot.

 

As is often the case with pre-season friendlies, the games lost its rhythm due to the sheer volume of substitutions used by both managers in the second period.

 

But there was still time for one moment of brilliance before the game drew to a conclusion and it came from Cobh’s Jason Abbott.

The midfielder curled an exceptional free kick from all of 30 yards into the top left corner of the net to snatch a consolation for his side as City held on to secure another win before next week’s official curtain raiser against league winners Dundalk.

 

Cobh Ramblers: Paul Hunt, Ryan Hogan, Charlie Fleming, Chris McCarthy, Ian Mylod, Scott McCarthy, Craig Donnellan, Stephen Christopher, Karl Caulfield, Jason Abbott, Dean Swords.

 

Cork City: Mark McNulty, Shane Griffin, Ryan Delaney, Kenny Browne, Steven Beattie, Karl Sheppard, Gearoid Morrissey, Garry Buckley, Alex Ya Kuba, Christian Lanetti, Trialist C.

 

Referee: Anthony Buttimer.

Attendance: 600 (Estimate).

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Karl Sheppard (Cork City).

 

 



Cobh Ramblers
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper 81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Ryan Hogan
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Defender
Charlie Fleming
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Defender
Chris McCarthy
Defender
Ian Mylod
Defender
Scott McCarthy
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Midfielder
Craig Donnellan
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Midfielder
Stephen Christopher
Midfielder
Karl Caulfield
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Midfielder
Jason Abbott
77Scored: 77'
Midfielder
Dean Swords
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Forward

Substitutes
Shane Lowth
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Defender
Cian Kingston
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Defender
Jonathan Creamer
82'
82Subbed On: 82'
Forward
Eoin McGreevy
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Midfield
Kyle McNamara
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Defender
Darren Murphy
82'
82Subbed On: 82'
Midfield
Michal Sadys
81'
81Subbed On: 81'
Goalkeeper
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Shane Griffin
Defender
Ryan Delaney
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
Steven Beattie
Defender
A Trialist
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Christian Nanetti
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Garry Buckley
Midfielder 63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Alex Yakuba
Midfielder
3Scored: 3'
63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Karl Sheppard
Forward
47Scored: 47'
51Peno: 51'

Substitutes
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper
Adam O'Sullivan
Defender
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Conor McCormack
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Garan Manley
Defender
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Connor Ellis
Forward
63Subbed On: 63'
63'
Stephen Dooley
Midfield
Greg Bolger
Midfield
63Subbed On: 63'
63'


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