Cork City played out a 0-0 draw with Finn Harps at Finn Park in what was John Cotter’s last game in the hot seat for the Leesiders with Frank Kelleher set to take the reigns. Neither side created too much in the way of chances and Cotter noted thatCork City played out a 0-0 draw with Finn Harps at Finn Park in what was John Cotter’s last game in the hot seat for the Leesiders with Frank Kelleher set to take the reigns. Neither side created too much in the way of chances and Cotter noted that a draw is a fair end result. “We were probably more dominant in possession without creating too much but we know, coming here, it has always been tough, no matter how good a side we have,” he said. “A point, a clean sheet which has been rare for both sides so we’ll take the positives out of that and hopefully bring the performance into Friday. “Both teams might look back in a few weeks, and say ‘it was a good point’," he added. Cotter noted that his side was down to the bare bones due to injuries and the occasional suspension, only managing five substitutes on the bench, and pointed out that a couple of players did well to get some game time under their belts. “We changed the system to suit the players we had and I felt we did quite well to be fair and with limited time. “Karl Sheppard came on tonight for ten minutes, when he shouldn’t have even travelled, but that’s where we were with numbers, Gary Boylan came off tonight with a calf problem as well, sometimes it is just one after the other but we need to drive on,” he said. Caolon McAleer and Mark Timlin went closest for the hosts and John commended them on a good weekend. “They have had two games here, Sligo and ourselves, they picked up four points, I’m sure if you offered Ollie (Horgan) and Paul (Hegarty) beforehand, they would have taken that. “Ollie has done a fantastic job here, not many people in the country could do the job he has done here, he gets them up everytime from the First Division, they are staying up, it’s always competitive, Finn Park is never an easy place to come to. “If they keep doing what they did tonight, they will be fine,” he concluded.
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