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Date Time League Season
14 March 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Impressive First Half sees Cork Overcome Waterford in Munster Derby

Two goals in three minutes during the opening half helped Cork to an impressive 2-0 victory over Munster rivals Waterford.

The first ten minutes started in typical derby fashion with both sides playing at a frenetic pace, struggling to keep hold of the ball. 

City got the breakthrough on 15 minutes when Ruairi Keating latched onto a poor pass from Kevin Joshua to Eddie Nolan deep inside their own half. The number nine sped past the pair and made no mistake in tucking the ball past goalkeeper Brian Murphy. 

It got even better three minutes later as Darragh Power failed to clear a cross and instead hit Cian Murphy and into the Waterford net to send the shed into raptures. 

Matt Healy nearly made it 3-0 before the break when his fantastic, volleyed effort from long range brought an even better save from Brian Murphy to keep the deficit at two at the interval. 

Waterford were better in the second half as they began to dominate possession and chase a goal. Roland Idowu had their first shot in anger in the 63rd minute as his half volley skidded over David Harrington’s post. 

Lewis Britton came close for the Blues on the 73rd minute when he missed from close range off a corner where he appeared to see the ball late. Moments later, Phoenix Patterson was inches away as he forced Harrington to make an excellent save at his near post. 

That’s as close as Ian Morris’s side came however 2-0 is how it how it finished in front of 3,000 fans at Turners Cross. A first home win for Cork over their Munster rivals since 2018 and a fourth clean sheet in five games to put them top of the table after five rounds.  

Colin Healy’s side travel to Treaty United for another Munster derby in Limerick while Waterford have a bye week. 

  • 90'

    Full time at Turners Cross where it's finished 2-0 to Cork City. An impressive first half performance did the job. A huge three points for Colin Healy's side which puts them top of the table.

  • 90'

    Six minutes of added time.

  • 89'

    One Matt for another as Healy goes off for Srbely.

  • 88'

    Gilchrist down again for Cork. Looks likely to be substituted.

  • 87'

    Good save from Harrington at his near post to deny Phoenix Patterson. Waterford getting closer.

  • 85'

    Not much to report in the past few minutes. Waterford having the lions share of possession as they push for a goal.

  • 78'

    Worry here for Cork as defender Allie Gilchrist goes down with a knock. He appears to be ok now however.

  • 74'

    Official attendance at Turners Cross tonight is 3,012.

  • 73'

    Big chance for Waterford as Lewis Britton misses from close range from a corner. Looked like he didn't see the ball coming.

  • 71'

    Sub for Waterford as Cian Kavanagh comes on for Kevin Joshua

  • 70'

    Sub for Cork as Ronan Hurley comes on for Cian Bargary.

  • 70'

    Cian Murphy does really well to find space and turn his man play a ball to Barry Coffey. His shot is too high however.

  • 63'

    Waterford beginning to get on the ball a bit more. Idowu takes on a half volley but it fizzes over.

  • 56'

    Matt Healy nearly scores a wonderful volley off of Bargary\'s long throw. Good save by Murphy to keep it at 2-0.

  • 51'

    Aaron Bolger is having an excellent game and makes a potentially goal saving tackle on Junior.

  • 50'

    Good start to the second half from Cork. A corner is whipped in but Murphy gathers.

  • 46'

    Darragh Power's reward for the own goal is to be subbed off for Tunmise Sobowale.

  • Half-Time here at Turners Cross and it's Cork who lead 2-0. The game was slow enough catching fire but two goals in three minutes for the hosts has them firmly in the ascendancy.

  • 44'

    Darragh Crowley has been really good for City tonight, whipping in an excellent cross for Barry Coffey but he can\'t get enough power on it to trouble Brian Murphy\'s goal.

  • 41'

    Yellow for Cian Bargary for a late tackle on the touchline.

  • 35'

    Kevin O'Connor swings in a lovely ball from the right hand side which falls to Darragh Crowley but his volleyed attempt is skied over. City completely on top.

  • 30'

    Good play again from City, Aaron Bolger started the move with a lovely ball to Cian Bargary who jinxes past a couple of defenders before putting his right footed shot just right and wide.

  • 29'

    Claims for a handball inside the City box but to no avail.

  • 27'

    The game has entered into a bit of a lull after a chaotic three minutes or so.

  • 18'

    It's gone down as a Darragh Power OG.

  • 18'

    Darragh Power tried to clear the cross but it hit Cian Murphy which sent the ball into the net.

  • 18'

    Two goals in three minutes for Cork which sends the shed into raptures. Looked like an OG from here but will confirm shortly.

  • 15'

    Goal for Cork. Kevin Joshua's plays a poor pass across to skipper Eddie Nolan who loses it to Ruairi Keating who was able to run in and slot it past keeper Brian Murphy.

  • 10'

    Very nip and tuck in the opening 10 minutes. Cork shading it in the possession stakes so far without creating anything of note.

  • 4'

    Cagey start as expected. Great atmosphere from both sets of supporters.

  • 1'

    Underway with Cork playing towards the Shed in the first half.

  • Teams out onto the pitch at Turners Cross.

  • A perfect night for football with not a puff of wind or drop of rain in site. Hopefully we get a great Munster derby to boot.

  • Line-ups to be published shortly.

  • Hello and welcome to live text commentary of Cork City v Waterford. Kick off at Turners Cross is at 7.45

Cork City

13David Harrington Goalkeeper
6Ally Gilchrist Defender
8Aaron Bolger Midfielder
9Ruairi Keating Forward 15'
10Barry Coffey Midfielder
11Cian Bargary Forward
14Kevin O’Connor Defender
15Matt Healy Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley Forward
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
20Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
18Joshua Honohan Defender
19Matt Srbely Midfielder
2Uniss Kargbo Defender
3Ronan Hurley Defender
21Oran Crowe Midfielder
23Kieran Coates
24Cian Murphy Forward
27Mark O’Mahony Forward

Waterford

1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender 18'
8Yassine En-Neyah Midfielder
7Shane Griffin Midfielder
8Anthony Wordsworth Midfielder
9Louis Britton Forward
11Armando Junior Quitirna Midfielder
14Kevin Joshua Defender
16Jeremie Milambo Defender
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder
46Eddie Nolan Defender
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
5George Forrest Defender
10Cian Kavanagh Forward
14Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
15Roland Idowu Midfielder
17Nigel Aris Midfielder
18Tunmise Sobowale Defender
26Callum Stringer Midfielder
34Dean Larkin Midfielder

Timeline

9. Ruairi Keating 15' 
2. Darragh Power18' 

Past Meetings

(Series 16)
0 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Waterford

(Series 7)
0 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Cork City

Ground

Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland

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