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Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 26, 2016
Venue: Turners Cross
Att: 2,046

Alan Bennett 6' -
Scored: 6'


Sean Maguire 13' -
Scored: 13'


Sean Maguire 26' -
Peno Scored: 26'


Karl Sheppard 49' -
Scored: 49'


Karl Sheppard 90' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 45'
- Peter McGlynn 45' + 1'

Scored: 87'
- Peter McGlynn 87'

Live Updates for Cork City -v- Longford Town

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90' + 4'

That's all from me. Feel free to follow my alter ego on twitter @AndrewHorgan. Thanks for following, stay tuned for my colleagues match report to follow. All the best.

90' + 4'

Good win for City who will be happy to have notched a few goals tonight given their recent troubles in front of goal.

90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Cork City and Longford Town.

90' + 2'

Announcer at Turners Cross now says that the man of the match is Sean Maguire but I just find it difficult to trust that guy anymore.

90' + 1'

Announcer now declares the score is Cork City 5 Longford Town 1. Ive checked with my sources and I believe its actually 5-2.

90'

GOAL!

Karl Sheppard scores for Cork City. Ogbene run and cross picks out Sheppard who drills the ball into the bottom left corner from a few yards. The rout is complete.

89'

Attendance watch 2.046. Announcer does his best to decrease that number for the next game as he welcomes the crowd to come back in September for the Shamrock Rovers match when their next game is actually next week against Bray.

87'

GOAL!

Peter McGlynn scores for Longford Town. McGlynn's inswinging cross evades everyone a drops into the bottom left corner. Too little too late for the visitors but a decent consolation for their efforts.

83'

Ogbene looks to run at the Longford defence every time he gets the ball and he almost scores a superb individually effort but after he skips past the defenders his attempt comes back off the near post.

80'

Youngster Chiedozie Ogbene looking eagar to impress here as he wins a free but Greg Bolger's inswinging cross from the left just misses the head of Bennett at the back post.

78'

Substitution

Chiedozie Ogbene replaces Stephen Dooley for Cork City.

77'

Substitution

Gaius Makouta replaces Philip Gannon for Longford Town.

75'

Goalmouth scramble. Twice City try to scuff the ball over the line, twice Longford deny them with last ditch clearances.

72'

Lively player is Longford's Eddie Dsane. Continues to threaten.  Latches on to a loose ball in the box, works space for himself well but again can only direct his effort straight down the throat of McNulty.

70'

Substitution

Pat Flynn replaces Yann M'Vita for Longford Town.

67'

Long free to the back stick finds Sheppard but his clever effort falls just  wide of the far post, decent effort from a difficult angle. First thing of note that as happened in a while, its after falling flat here at Turners Cross.

65'

And we're down to just the one Kevin O'Connor on the pitch as the Longford Town version is withdrawn. You would be surprised but it can be an issue.

63'

Substitution

Mark Hughes replaces Kevin O'Connor for Longford Town.

63'

Substitution

Colin Healy replaces Gearóid Morrissey for Cork City.

57'

Substitution

Dave Mulcahy replaces Kenny Browne for Cork City.

55'

Dooley has the chance to add a fifth but his curling effort flies just wide of the far left post. John Caulfield then has the chance to show he still has it but he fails to control the ball as it drops to him in the dug out. Disappointing all round really.

53'

Credit to Longford, they've never really let their heads drop here despite the gulf in quality. City in a menacing mood for the first time in a long time. Ominous.

49'

GOAL!

Karl Sheppard scores for Cork City. On the break, one on one with the keeper, rolls the ball under him and into the net. Simple.

48'

Second half started the same as the first, City sloppy, tame start. Surely means they'kk score soon.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Cork City and Longford Town has started.

45' + 3'

ExtraTime.ie's Stephen Walsh has rewarded me for my prediciton being correct so far by giving me a wine gum. If it stays 3-1 by full time I'll be looking for money. Surley more goals in this for Cork City.

45' + 2'

Half Time

It is half-time between Cork City and Longford Town.

45' + 1'

GOAL!

Peter McGlynn scores for Longford Town. A superb strike from McGlynn inside the area flew past McNulty and into the top left corner of the net to give Town hope going into the half time interval.

45'

Maguire through to Dooley, the attacker uses his pace to burst past the defender but his shot when in on goal kis well saved by Ryan Coulter.

41'

Kealon Dillon free just to the right of the penalty area forces another good save from McNulty. 

39'

Longford are trying to make my prediciton become accurate before half time, piling on the presure here as Philp Gannon sees his powerful strike deflected wide. Corner comes to nothing.

35'

Gavan Holohan almost makes it 4-0 but as the ball breaks kindly to him at the edge of the box, his powerful curling effort sails just over the top left corner

31'

59 minutes for Longford Town to hold on and pull a goal back so my prediciton is correct. I'm not very confident!

26'

PENALTY SCORED!

Sean Maguire scores for Cork City from the penalty spot. Calmly strokes the ball into the bottom right corner, sending the keeper the wrong way.

26'

Bennett fouled, Penalty Cork.

25'

Yellow Card

Peter McGlynn is booked for Longford Town.

21'

Should be 3-0 but Karl Sheppard slices wide on the stretch at the back post following good build up play down the right by Cork.

20'

Town's Eddie Dsane getting more involved in the game now as he twice fires at the Cork goal, but on both occassion he fires straight at Mark McNulty.

19'

I'm just going to start jinxing things in my favour now rather than jinx the game any longer. I sure hope the Clonakilty pudding man isn't here so he can't give the press free Clonakilty pudding like he did at the last game I attended here.

16'

I should probably stop saying things but then again thats why I'm here. Just as I say it could well be game over, Longford almost pull a goal back but first McNulty produces a fine save to deny Kealon Dillon before Eddie Dsane heads the resulting corner wide at the back post.

14'

Great goal by City and it looks like it could be game over already here even at 2-0.

13'

GOAL!

Sean Maguire scores for Cork City. Dooley through ball, Maguire beats the offside trap, one on one, slotts under the keeper. Lovely goal and City are cruising.

10'

The Leesiders laying siege on the Longford town goal at the moment, its going to be a long night for the visitors at this rate, Cork sense a chance to add more goals.

8'

City almost immediately make it two nil but Karl Sheppard's goal bound effort from close range is blocked. 

7'

So much for that sloppy start then. Ideal start for City.

6'

GOAL!

Alan Bennett scores for Cork City. Stephen Beattie's surging run down the right hand side wins a corner for his side and Bennett rises highest to head said corner into the roof of the net. Fine header.

3'

Couple of groans already as City misplace two easy passes, sloppy start from the hosts as John Caulfield already barks the orders.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Cork City and Longford Town has kicked off.

0'

The teams are on the pitch and the game will begin once Corky the Cheetah has made his way off the pitch.

0'

Was just asked for a prediction by ExtraTime.ie's very own Stephen Walsh. Very hard to predict given City's inability to score goals lately but i went for 3-1, fancy Sean Maguire to fire City to win on the back of his call up to the Republic of Ireland under 21 squad today.

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City faithful here praying they slip up. 10 minutes to kick off.

0'

It will be interestiing to see how Dundalk recover from their recent champions league qualifier defeat to Legia Warsaw, physically as well as mentally. It's something they have to get used to following todays Europa League group stage draw which sees them travel to Russia and Israel in the near future. 

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Anyway, I digress, glad to be here (eventuallly) for what could prove to be an important night in the race for the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title. City with a 15 minute head start on Dundalk, who are away to Wexford Youth, tonight as they look to close the gap on the Lilywhites which currently stands at 4 points.

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Good thing Kilreen Celtic also weren't playing at home tonight!

0'

I would have been here earlier but finding a place to park around Turners Cross tonight proved difficult. Great idea by all concerned to have Muntser playing a home game just over the round the same night Cork City are playing at home, got to love that organisation.

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Good evening and welcome to extratime.ie. My names is Andrew Horgan and I'll be providing you all with live updates from Cork City's important league clash against Longford Town. Team news on the right hand side of the screen with kick off less than 25 minutes away.



Photo Gallery for Cork City -v- Longford Town



Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Gavan Holohan
Defender
Kenny Browne
57'
57Subbed Off: 57'
Defender
Alan Bennett
6Scored: 6'
Defender
Steven Beattie
Defender
Kevin O'Connor
Midfielder
Gearóid Morrissey
63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Midfielder
Stephen Dooley
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Midfielder
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Karl Sheppard
49Scored: 49'
90Scored: 90'
Forward
Sean Maguire
13Scored: 13'
26Peno: 26'
Forward

Substitutes
Chiedozie Ogbene
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Midfield
Mark O'Sullivan
Forward
Dave Mulcahy
57'
57Subbed On: 57'
Defender
Colin Healy
63'
63Subbed On: 63'
Midfield
Matthew Connor
Goalkeeper
Garry Buckley
Midfield
Longford Town
Ryan Coulter
Goalkeeper
Conor Powell
Defender
James Mulhall
Defender
Yann M'Vita
Defender 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Kaleem Simon
Midfielder
Peter McGlynn
Midfielder
25Booked: 25'
45Scored: 45'
87Scored: 87'
Rhys Gorman
Midfielder
Philip Gannon
Midfielder 77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Kealan Dillon
Midfielder
Eddie Dsane
Forward

Substitutes
Tristan Noack Hofmann
Defender
Gaius Makouta
Midfield
77Subbed On: 77'
77'
Mark Hughes
Midfield
63Subbed On: 63'
63'
Pat Flynn
Defender
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
Cian Fay
Forward
Karl Chambers
Forward
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper