Thursday 18 January 2018

Cork clinch second in FAI Cup dry run

Cork City's Karl Sheppard in action against Sean Gannon of Dundalk
Cork City's Karl Sheppard in action against Sean Gannon of Dundalk

Goals from Mark O'Sillivan and Karl Sheppard secured Cork City's 2-2 draw with Dundalk and second spot in the league table at Turner's Cross last night.

Dundalk's David McMillan struck in the ninth minute and Richie Towell followed on 26 minutes, shooting home when the Cork defence allowed him too much space.

Mark O'Sullivan pulled one back for the home side moments later and Karl Sheppard levelled before halftime.

Shamrock Rovers did their best to keep hot on City's heels with Brandon Miele and Stephen McPhail helping their side to a 2-0 win over Limerick.

Rovers' Brandon Miele rolled the ball into the bottom corner after 13 minutes of play. Stephen McPhail added the next, curling in a free into the far corner on 34 minutes.

Meanwhile, Jake Kelly's 34th minute goal kept Bohemians hopes of a Europa League spot alive, after a favourable result at Richmond Park.

Derry City's Ciaran O'Connor and Barry McNamee cancelled out Ishmahil Akinade's two goals for Bohemians before Kelly stuck before the break.

Meanwhile, Longford Town's Gary Shaw's brace and Stephen Rice's effots claimed a 3-0 win over Drogheda United and looks to have saved their side from relegation.

Finn Harps' Ciarán Coll's opening minute strike against UCD was enough in the promotion play-off.

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