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Cork secure semi berth

CORK CITY secured a place in the last four of the Setanta Sports Cup with a convincing 3-1 win away to holders Crusaders in Belfast last night.

Tommy Dunne's side had held a 1-0 lead from the first leg in Cork thanks to Danny Morrissey's goal but Cork made sure of a semi-final berth by taking a win away from Solitude.

Second half goals from Daryl Horgan (62 mins) and Daryl Kavanagh, above (67) left City with a 3-0 aggregate lead and even though Paul Heatley nicked a late consolation goal for the Crues, Cork responded and netted again, David Magowan scoring an own goal.

Sligo Rovers will almost certainly join Cork in the semi-final draw as they romped home to a 5-0 win over Glentoran in their quarter-final, first leg tie last night, Anthony Elding and Evan McMillan scoring on their Rovers debuts.

Sligo had the perfect start when Lee Lynch fired them in front in the second minute, then new boy Elding headed home on 20 minutes and in the 38th minute Ryan Connolly made it 3-0.

Just after the break Lynch pounced to score his second of the night and defender McMillan completed the rout on 53 minutes, heading home a Joseph Ndo cross.

Meanwhile it's all to play for in the other quarter-final tie as Drogheda United came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw away to Derry City.

Rory Patterson had given the reigning FAI Cup holders a dream start at the Brandywell but veteran striker Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien scored to give United real hope for the second leg in Drogheda next Monday.


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