The “Home of Irish Football” played host to the Champions Cork City with a big three points on offer at both ends of the table. The visitors started in dominant fashion and took the lead after 10 minutes. Colm Horgan did well to cut inside on his l
A splendid Karl Sheppard opener and a late Garry Buckley strike earned league leaders Cork City a club record ninth league win in a row.
City beat a gallant Bohemians 2-0 on the night although the home side played very well in patches.
Bohs were well in the match until City made the breakthrough in the 40th minute. Kevin O’Connor lifted a right-wing corner across the goalmouth.
Alan Bennett caused some concern in the Bohs defence. The ball was cleared to Karl Sheppard at the edge of the box and the ex-Shamrock Rovers striker met the ball with a powerful shot that screamed into the top right corner of the net.
The division’s leading scorer Seanie Maguire was well marshalled for the most part by Rob Cornwall and Dan Byrne but the diminutive striker still managed to set up Garry Buckley for the clinching goal in the 87th minute.
Bohs best effort of the first half came from an Oscar Brennan 20 yarder that was tipped over by Mark McNulty. Bohs dominated the second period territorially but failed to find a goalscoring punch. Poynton outpaced Ryan Delaney only to be foiled by Mark McNulty.
The lively Kaleem Simon sent in one snap shot but it flew wide. The Cork City juggernaut rolls on to another match in Dublin next week against St. Patrick’s Athletic.