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Date Time League Season
8 October 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Cork grab four in home win

Cork City cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory over Wexford FC at Turner’s Cross in the League of Ireland First Division.

Two goals either side of half time sealed a well deserved win over ten man Wexford.

City got off to the perfect start when Cian Murphy latched onto a ball in behind the Wexford defence and he calmly slotted the ball past Corcoran into the bottom corner to open the scoring and net his 11th goal of the campaign.

Moments later, Cork almost doubled their advantage through Cian Bargary who caused havoc down the wing for his side throughout the game. Bargary cut in from the left hand side before placing the ball towards the bottom right corner. Thankfully for the visitors, Cleary cleared the ball off the line to keep the score at 1-0.

Colin Healy’s side did double their advantage eight minutes before the interval. Aaron Bolger’s corner was met at the back post by Hakkinen who headed the ball down to Barry Coffey who calmly slotted the ball home from close range to extend his side’s lead.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when the linesman flagged for a poor foul from Lorcan Fitzgerald. After the referee consulted with his linesman, Fitzgerald was shown a straight red and Wexford would have to see out the remainder of the game with ten men.

Cork City went out with an attacking mindset again for the second period and Barry Coffey nearly found the net again after Bolger’s cross found the head of Coffey, but the midfielder couldn’t keep his effort on target.

With just over 15 minutes to play, City netted their third of the evening. Jack Moylan took too much time on the ball and Cian Bargary dispossessed the Wexford defender before rounding Corcoran to fire home a well deserved goal for the Cork City wide man.

Bargary came close again just minutes after when he cut in from the right hand side and attempted a left footed curler to the far post. Bargary didn’t wrap his foot around the ball enough with his effort going just wide of the target.

The arrival of Dylan McGlade off the bench gave the Leesiders another boost and after some great play on the left flank, McGlade fired home into the bottom corner, through the hands of Corcoran to put the icing on the cake for Cork City and give them a well deserved three points.

City travel to Dublin next week to take on UCD at the Bowl, while Wexford travel to high flying Galway United.

  • 86'

    Dylan McGlade gets in on the act and scores Cork's fourth of the evening. Corcoran will be angry that he couldn't keep the effort out.

  • 82'

    Triple change for the hosts, O'Brien-Whitmarsh, Luke Desmond and Dale Holland replace Bargary, Walker and Murphy

  • 80'

    Bargary nearly nets his second after cutting in from the right wing before letting off a left footed curling effort which goes narrowly over.

  • 76'

    Bargary knicks the ball off Moylan before rounding Corcoran to get his sides third of the evening.

  • 72'

    Luke Scanlon comes on to make his debut for Wexford. He replaces Crowley.

  • 72'

    Luke Scanlon comes on to make his debut for Wexford. He replaces Crowley.

  • 72'

    Luke Scanlon comes on to make his debut for Wexford. He replaces Crowley.

  • 72'

    Luke Scanlon comes on to make his debut for Wexford. He replaces Crowley.

  • 68'

    McGlade's ball finds the head of Alex Byrne but Corcoran is equal to it.

  • 64'

    McGlade replaces Kennedy who has had a fantastic game.

  • 61'

    Hakkinan with a last ditch tackle to put a halt to the Wexford attack. Kennedy come close again with a right footed shot from just inside the area which is saved well by Corcoran.

  • 51'

    Coffey gets his head on the end of the free kick but can't direct it on target.

  • 49'

    Free kick for City just wide of the 18 yard box. Good opportunity for the hosts to get the big men up from the back to try and put the nail in the coffin.

  • 48'

    Wexford looking comfortable on the ball so far this second half but they will need a lot more than that if they're to get back into the game.

  • 46'

    And we're back underway for the second half.

  • 45'

    Half Time here in Cork and Wexford have it all to do in the second half.

  • 40'

    Lorcan Fitzgerald sent off for Wexford after the linesman made the call to the referee. Tempers starting to flare here at Turner's Cross.

  • 37'

    Barry Coffey with a fine finish from the corner. Hakkinen heads the ball down for Coffey who places it into the bottom corner.

  • 38'

    Sean Kennedy with an excellent attempt after running from the halfway line forcing Corcoran into a save.

  • 32'

    Another big chance for Cork but Bargary's shot is off the line. Bargary has been a handful for Wexford during this first half.

  • 20'

    And Murphy calmly finishes to give the hosts the advantage with his 11th goal of the season.

  • 8'

    Bargary with another good effort this time slightly too high and over the bar.

  • 6'

    First shot on target for the hosts through Bargary after good work from Coffey.

  • 1'

    And we're off.

  • Both sides out on the pitch here ahead of kick off.

  • Wexford Team: Corcoran, Cleary, Crowley, Manahan, Fitzsimmons, Doherty, McEvoy, Moylan, Robinson, Groome, Fitzgerald.

  • Cork City Starting team: Harrington, Walker, Coleman, Hakkinen, Hurley, Bolger, Coffey, Byrne, Bargary, Murphy, Kennedy.

  • The last time these sides met at Turner's Cross, Cork City ran out 5-0 winners thanks to braces from Baineon O'Brien-Whitmarsh and Cian Murphy as well as a strike from Darragh Crowley. Wexford Youths did hold Colin Healy's side to a draw when the sides met in July at Ferrycarrig Park.

  • Hello and welcome to finalwhistle.ie for tonight's League of Ireland First Division clash between Cork City and Wexford FC at Turner's Cross. My name is Luke Delaney and I wll be taking you through tonight's game. Team news to follow shortly.

Cork City

3Ronan Hurley Defender
8Cian Coleman Midfielder
11Cian Bargary 15 Midfielder 76'
13David Harrington Goalkeeper
14Barry Coffey Midfielder 34'
16Alec Byrne 17 Midfielder
23Sean Kennedy 7 Midfielder
24Cian Murphy 9 Forward 20'
25Gordon Walker 19 Defender
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
33Aaron Bolger Midfielder
1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
6Gearoid Morrissey Midfielder
7Dylan McGlade 23 Midfielder 87'
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh 24 Forward
10Steven Beattie Forward
15Dale Holland 11 Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley 16 Forward
19Luke Desmond 25 Midfielder
20Paul Hunt Goalkeeper

Wexford FC

4Paul Cleary Defender
7Conor Crowley 24 Midfielder
8Karl Manahan Forward
9Karl Fitzsimons Defender
10Jack Doherty Midfielder
15Kevin McEvoy Defender
17Kyle Robinson Forward
18Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
21Harry Groome Midfielder
23Jack Moylan Midfielder
29Lorcan Fitzgerald Defender 40'
3Cian Kelly (Pats) Defender
4Evan Farrell Forward
20Daniel Dobbin Defender
22Sean Martin Goalkeeper
24Luke Scanlon 7
25Ayman Yousif Forward
28Donal Porter Defender
28Andrew Farrell

Past Meetings

(Series 16)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Cork City

(Series 7)
5 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford FC

Ground

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

Luke is a final year Journalism student in DCU. He is a Sports Reporter for Wicklow People Sport and FinalWhistle.ie.