|6 August 2021||7:45 pm||LOI Men's First Division||2021|
Substitute Sean Kennedy seals all three points for Cork City at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight. Colin Healy’s side beat Galway United 3-2 in the League Of Ireland First Division.
Dylan McGlade and Darragh Crowley’s first half strikes were cancelled out by Wilson Waweru and Killian Brouder before Kennedy’s strike fifteen minutes from time secured a valuable win for the Rebel Army.
Galway started the game off on the front foot and almost opened the scoring inside the first ten minutes when Conor McCormack’s cross was met by the head of Wilson Waweru but Mark McNulty made a great stop to deny the Galway striker.
McGlade then produced a moment of magic in the 15th minute when he cut in from the left hand side and hit a low driven shot past Conor Kearns from 25 yards out to give the away team the lead.
Less than ten minutes later, the Tribesmen did manage to equalise when Killian Brouder’s long throw was met by the lively Waweru who headed home from close range to draw the sides level.
However, John Caulfield’s sides joy was short lived. Cian Murphy’s cross was parried away by Kearns but only as far as Crowley who blasted home from inside the Galway box to give Cork City the lead just a couple of moments after the home side equalised.
On the cusp of half time, Conor McCormack’s corner kick was met by Killian Brouder’s who headed home from close range to draw the sides level going into the interval.
The second period started off at a much slower pace than the end to end first half. That was until Cian Coleman’s header looked to have struck the arm of Brouder inside the Galway penalty area. The linesman seemed to raise his flag to award a penalty to the away side but after consulting with the referee, no penalty was awarded much to the disbelief of the Cork City bench.
McNulty was called into action midway through the second period when Shane Doherty’s effort from long range was saved, but only into the path of Galway United top scorer Ruairi Keating; who looked destined to score from close range. The veteran keeper dived to his right to make a fantastic save to keep the scores level.
Just under 15 minutes from time Gordon Walker found himself in acres of space down the right wing and the fullback squared the ball to substitute Kennedy who had only been on the pitch a couple of moments. Kennedy made no mistake as he fired the ball past Conor Kearns to hand all three points to Cork City.
|15'||7. Dylan McGlade|
|18. Wilson Waweru||24'|
|26'||17. Darragh Crowley|
|5. Killian Brouder||41'|
|10. David Hurley||60'|
|22. Conor McCormack||67'|
|74'||Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh|
|3. Stephen Walsh||74'|
|77'||23. Sean Kennedy|
|81'||24. Cian Murphy|
|83'||4. Cian Coleman|
|Eamonn Deacy Park|
|Eamonn Deacy Park, Dyke Road, Terryland, Menlough, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, H91 ET6N, Ireland|