REPORT | Cork City 0-2 Dundalk

15th November 2023

Dundalk climbed into third position in the Premier Division table with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Cork City.  The Leesiders looked to be heading to a valuable point in their battle to beat the drop but two goals in three second-half minutes sealed t

Dundalk remain top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division as they comfortably beat Cork City 2-0 at Turner’s Cross on Friday evening.

Despite a promising City start, Dundalk soon took control of proceedings and they took the lead with ten minutes on the clock when Dean Jarvis finished from close range after Mark McNulty parried Patrick McEleney’s initial long range effort.

They had a great chance to double their lead after 29 minutes but Patrick Hoban could only fire his penalty kick against the right post after Garry Comerford had fouled Sean Murray inside the area.

City finished the first half strongly but Graham Cummins spurned two glorious opportunity to level the scores, missing first with a close range header before being denied by the feet of Gary Rogers when through one on one with the keeper.

The Champions would punish City for missing those chances as they made the game safe by adding a second shortly after the half time break.

Patrick McEleney found Sean Gannon on the right and his brilliant cross was headed home by the on rushing John Mountney – who was later dismissed for a second yellow card- to seal the three points for the league leaders.