It’s great to have Cork City back in the Premier Division, or at least it was prior to the game but we our poor record in Turners Cross in recent years and our patchy form so far this campaign we should have expected what we got. A first half that lack quality and goalmouth action was disappointing for our large contingent of supporters who made the trek despite the early kick-off and the fact that the game was on tv.
In the 2nd half Cork were on top but never looked like scoring until Gavin Kavanagh picked up possession after a poor pass from Ricer and Twigg failed to get first to it. Kavanagh hit a speculative effort from distance more out of hope than expectation and Jansson who was the hero on Monday night turned into the villain as he let it hop straight over him into the net to send the Shed End wild behind his goal.
Conor Powell was then harshly dismissed after a terrible pass from Billy sold him short and he received a straight red for diving in and catching the Cork player. We looked doomed but to our credited we pushed in search of an equaliser and went to 3 at the back with Greene working tirelessly to fill the gap left by Powell at left full.
With poor deliveries from set pieces and wide areas ll match we had one last corner in stoppage time, again it was disappointing and didn’t beat the front man. It fell back out to Dennehy who over hit the 2nd cross but Oman managed to get a head on it and find Twigg who nodded home from inside the 6 yard box to rescue an unlikey point and maintain our unbeaten start to the campaign. Much to ponder for our fans on the long journey home
Keep on Hooping!