Corkbeg FC

Big Win For Corkbeg in C.I.T.

Jordan Ryan got one of the Corkbeg goals

Corkbeg had a great away win in C.I.T. Bishopstown on a wet Friday night, when they handed City Wanderers their first league defeat of the season by three goals to one. It was a deserved win for the Beg on the night, despite weathering some early Wanderers pressure.

Shorn of a couple of regular starters, Corkbeg found the going tough early on and the home side looked very strong in the opening exchanges. They took a deserved lead after only 15 minutes, when a shot came back off the Corkbeg post and was turned home on the rebound. But, the goal spurred Corkbeg into action and the sides remained very evenly matched for the remainder of the first half. Danny Creedon, starting his first game of the season for Corkbeg, was outstanding at centre half, with Aaron Berry also heavily involved in midfield. The city side took a 1-0 lead into the half time interval.

Corkbeg started the second period strongly and were level within then minutes of the restart, when Jordan Ryan (pictured) smashed a brilliant free-kick to the net from outside the box to bring the teams level. Alan Hogan was a constant thorn in the Wanderers side throughout the game and it was he who gave Corkbeg the initiative with twenty minutes left in the game. Hogan burst into the box and looked to be taken down for a penalty, but with the referee playing a great advantage, he picked himself up and fired the ball home for a 2-1 lead. Corkbeg made the game safe with 5 minutes remaining, when Jordan Tynan beat the advancing Wanderers goalkeeper to a through-ball and fired into the net from an acute angle. Alan Hogan almost put a further gloss on the scoreline near the end, but his header drifted narrowly wide, but three goals was enough to round off a great night in Bishopstown for Corkbeg.