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Monday 20 November 2017

Campion champion

Sligo Rovers 1 Cork City2

Cork City manager John Caulfield celebrates. Photo: Sportsfile
Cork City manager John Caulfield celebrates. Photo: Sportsfile

Striker Achille Campion came off the bench to inspire Cork City to a come-from-behind victory at the Showgrounds last night.

The Frenchman claimed his first goal for Cork by tapping home from close range against his former club to cancel out Kieran Sadlier's opener for the home side. Kevin O'Connor's late corner kick flew past everyone and into the net to seal a victory that takes Cork 16 points clear at the top.

And they had to do it despite top-scorer Seanie Maguire missing from the spot in Sligo for the second year in a row as Cork struggled initially to peg Rovers back.

Maguire picked up an early booking as Cork's frustration grew and the home side's industry was rewarded midway through the half, when Bennett tried to cut out Sadlier's ball into the box but caught Liam Martin in the midriff.

Ref Robert Hennessy pointed to the spot immediately and the in-form Sadlier stepped up to send Mark McNulty the wrong way from the spot for his eighth goal of the season.

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