Competition: League of Ireland Premier Division   Venue: Turners Cross    Attendance: 3,912   Referee: Richie Winter
Cork City
Cork City

Daryl Horgan - Goal (13')

Vinny Sullivan - Goal (33')

Vinny Sullivan - Yellow Card (44' + None')

Shane Duggan - Red Card (55')

Shane O'Connor - Yellow Card (60')

John Dunleavy - Yellow Card (90')

Fri 09 Mar 2012

2 - 3


(Full Time)
Drogheda United
Drogheda United

Tiarnan Mulvenna - Goal (40')

Peter Hynes - Goal (53')

Gavin Kavanagh - Own Goal (73')

Ryan Brennan - Yellow Card (87')



Team Lineup
Mark McNulty (G)
John Dunleavy (D)
Gavin Kavanagh (D)
Danny Murphy (D)
Dan Murray (D)
Shane Duggan (M)
Daryl Horgan (M)
GearĂ³id Morrissey (M)
Shane O'Connor (M)
Davin O'Neill (F)
Vinny Sullivan (F)
Kevin Burns (Sub)
Cathal Lordan (Sub)
Danny Morrissey (Sub)
Jamie Murphy (Sub)
Tadhg Purcell (Sub)
Kalen Spillane (Sub)
Ian Turner (Sub)



Game Matchtracker



Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
94' - Full Time - Drogheda record, what could prove to be, a very important victory on Leeside as Mick Cook's men bounce back from defeat to champions Shamrock Rovers last week. City will welcome the champions to Turner's Cross next weekend still seeking their first points of the season.
Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
91' - Substitution - Jack Flynn for Ryan Brennan. Drogs sub.
Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
90' - Yellow Card - Yellow card for John Dunleavy. City forcing the issue in search of an equaliser.
Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
88' - Substitution - John Breen for Mulvenna. Drogs sub.
Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
87' - Yellow Card - Yellow card for Ryan Brennan.
Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
85' -

Dan Murray moves forward for a City free-kick and side-volleys goalwards however his shot is deflected out for a corner that comes to nothing for Tommy Dunne's charges.

Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
81' - Drogs controlling the game as you would expect from a team one goal up against 10 men. City may get one more chance to earn a point from this encounter yet though.
Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
75' - Substitution - City Sub - Tadhg Purcell is on for Shane O'Connor.
Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
75' - Tadgh Purcell for Shane O'Connor. City sub. Is there a way back into this game for the Rebel Army? Operating with 10 men against a fluent Drogheda side suggests not as the game enters the final quarter.
Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
74' - Substitution - Dean Marshall for Philip Hand. Drogs sub.
Cork City 2 - 3 Drogheda United
73' - Own Goal -

Gavin Kavanagh heads into his own net at the back post from Philip Hand's corner.

Cork City 2 - 2 Drogheda United
67' - It's backs-to-the-wall stuff currently for the 10-man hosts as Drogheda continue to push forward.
Cork City 2 - 2 Drogheda United
65' - Substitution - Kalen Spillane for Danny Murphy. City's second sub.
Cork City 2 - 2 Drogheda United
65' - Substitution - Cathal Lordan for Davin O'Neill. City sub.
Cork City 2 - 2 Drogheda United
64' - Hynes is denied by McNulty who saves at his feet. Drogs turning the screw. McNally strikes crossbar with 30-yard volley.
Cork City 2 - 2 Drogheda United
60' - Yellow Card - Yellow card given to O'Connor for dissent.
Cork City 2 - 2 Drogheda United
58' - City will now have to readjust in light of O'Connor's dismissal. Drogs likely to become even more adventurous in the circumstances.
Cork City 2 - 2 Drogheda United
55' - Red Card - Shane Duggan is given a straight red card for raising his hands to Brian Gannon. Harsh decision.
Cork City 2 - 2 Drogheda United
53' - Goal - Hynes levels from the pen spot for Drogs after Brennan fouled in area.
Cork City 2 - 1 Drogheda United
53' - Brennan is up-ended in the area and referee Richie Winter points to the spot. Hynes converts the penalty to level for Drogs.
Cork City 2 - 1 Drogheda United
49' - Vinny Sullivan nearly catches Sava from catches with a looping effort however his attempt sails over. That's better from City because they need to seriously up the ante here.
Cork City 2 - 1 Drogheda United
47' - Drogs have picked up where they left off taking the game to City.
Cork City 2 - 1 Drogheda United
45' - Second Half - Second-half underway.
Cork City 2 - 1 Drogheda United
45' - Half Time - Drogheda trail here at the interval 2-1 but this contest is far from dead in the water. City have been more clinical but the visitors are the better side thus far overall.
Cork City 2 - 1 Drogheda United
40' - Goal - Mulvenna has deservedly pulled a goal back for Drogs turning into an empty net following Peter Hynes' headers that beats McNulty back across the goal. Game on.
Cork City 2 - 0 Drogheda United
35' - How Drogheda are 2-0 down here is difficult to fathom.
Cork City 2 - 0 Drogheda United
33' - Goal - Daryl Horgan now has an assist crossing from the right into the on-rushing Vinny Sullivan who steers into the far corner with a deft touch. City double their advantage.
Cork City 1 - 0 Drogheda United
32' - A lively first-half has temporarily quietened down. Will Drogheda regret their opening half misses?
Cork City 1 - 0 Drogheda United
26' - Gavin Brennan fires in a shot from distance for Drogheda but it rises over McNulty's crossbar.
Cork City 1 - 0 Drogheda United
22' -

Hynes low cross from left to right is side-footed inches outside the post by Mulvenna.

Cork City 1 - 0 Drogheda United
21' - Shane Duggan's attempt is spilled but smothered by Sava in the visitors' goal.
Cork City 1 - 0 Drogheda United
20' - Drogheda are performing well in the early stages of this match and probably do not deserve to be trailing to Daryl Horgan's right-footed strike to nil.
Cork City 1 - 0 Drogheda United
16' - Drogheda could have been ahead themselves moments before City took the lead as O'Connor blocked Derek Prendergast's volley on the goal-line.
Cork City 1 - 0 Drogheda United
13' - Goal - Cork City take the lead through Daryl Horgan who controls at the edge of the area and volleys beyond Gabriel Sava after an intelligent pass in behind the Drogheda defence by Shane O'Connor.
Cork City 0 - 0 Drogheda United
11' - Much of the possession in the last few moments fixated around central areas with both teams cancelling each other out.
Cork City 0 - 0 Drogheda United
4' - Vinny Sullivan's cross from the right is met at the near post by Davin O'Neill who turns into the side-netting as City create their first meaningful attack.
Cork City 0 - 0 Drogheda United
3' - Peter Hynes' pass through the heart of the City defence allows Mulvenna an excellent opportunity to opening the scoring but again McNulty is equal to his attempt blocking with his legs. Drogheda have started well.
Cork City 0 - 0 Drogheda United
2' - Gavin Brennan's low cross into the area results in Tiernan Mulvenna instinctively flicking goalwards from seven yards however is denied by Mark McNulty.
Cork City 0 - 0 Drogheda United
1' - Kick-off - Cork City will play into the Shed End of the ground in the opening half. The Drogs travel south looking to avenge last week's defeat.
Cork City 0 - 0 Drogheda United
0' - Still a massive crowd outside the ground according to reports from those in the queue for tickets. Decent enough crowd inside here too. Eight minutes until kick-off.
Cork City 0 - 0 Drogheda United
0' - Good evening and welcome to Turner's Cross where Cork City entertain Drogheda United. Twenty minutes to kick-off and we should have the line-ups for you in a matter of moments.
Cork City 0 - 0 Drogheda United
0' - Mick Cooke's Drogheda United travel south after acquitting themselves very well against the champions last weekend, while Cork City will look to make drastic improvements to their performance after losing to UCD in the opening week. Click on the preview button near the top of the page for the most in-depth analysis prior to the game, with all the latest team news and statistics. As always, you can get in contact with us to let us know your thoughts on anything to do with Cork or Drogheda - hell, we'll even answer queries on the league in general - so email us at extratimelive@gmail.com or else you can tweet Alan @alansmith90
Cork City 0 - 0 Drogheda United
0' - Afternoon everybody! Just a little over three hours before Turner's Cross hosts it's first Premier Division game since 2009 and Alan Smith and new recruit Peter McNamara will be here throughout the evening to keep you updated on everything that's going on.




Team Lineup
Gabriel Sava (G)
Derek Prendergast (D)
Alan McNally (D)
Shane Grimes (D)
Mark O'Brien (M)
Philip Hand (M)
Brian Gannon (M)
Gavin Brennan (M)
Ryan Brennan (M)
Tiarnan Mulvenna (F)
Peter Hynes (F)
Stephen Trimble (Sub)
Stephen Quigley (Sub)
Dean Marshall (Sub)
Chris Kerr (Sub)
Jack Flynn (Sub)
Sean Brennan (Sub)
Johnny Breen (Sub)