|19 August 2022||7:45 pm||LOI Men's First Division||2022|
A Ruairí Keating brace saw Cork City come from behind to defeat Cobh Ramblers 2-1 in an entertaining derby clash.
Similar to the cup game between the sides a couple of weeks ago, Cobh made a decent start to proceedings, enjoying a large spell of possession and plenty forays into the City box.
Former City player Pierce Phillips had the first chance on 12 minutes when he forced Harrington to tip the ball around the post.
Sean McGrath followed up with a volley which nearly sneaked into the top corner in what was a bright opening quarter from the Rams.
City’s best chance of the half came through Louis Britton on the half hour mark who put his shot over from close range.
Cobh responded in near perfect fashion moments later when Brendan Frahill was denied by a fantastic save from Harrington in what was a commanding first half performance.
The hosts continued their good work at the beginning of the second half when Conor Drinan was inches away from scoring after making a great run in behind the defence.
The Rams were finally rewarded for their efforts however in the 50th minute when Jake Heagarty got on the end of Charlie Fleming’s cross to send the home crowd into raptures.
That goal gave the game a much needed shot in the arm with Cobh attempting to push for a second which nearly came when Harrington spilled a shot before gathering.
Cian Bargary had a great chance to level the game when he had a two on one before his touch evaded just as he was running through on goal.
City would get their equaliser however just after the hour mark when Ruairi Keating slotted home after finding himself in acres of space inside the box.
To Cobh’s credit they didn’t let the equaliser deflate them and could have been ahead ten minutes later when Pierce Phillips was denied by an excellent Harrington save.
Despite their good work it was City and indeed Keating who struck again in the 81st minute when he headed home from Matt Healy’s corner to make it 2-1.
That goal proved to be the winner as City held on for their first win in three games to extend their lead at the top of the table.
|10. Jake Hegarty||50'|
|50'||13. David Harrington|
|60'||9. Ruairi Keating|
|62'||9. Ruairi Keating|
|3. Charlie Fleming||70'|
|81'||9. Ruairi Keating|
|90'||15. Matt Healy|
|St. Colman's Park|
|Saint Colman\'s Park, Norwood Park, Cobh Urban, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, P24 F252, Ireland|