Corkbeg FC

Corkbeg Beaten At Home

Eric Higgins had a fine game for the Beg

Corkbeg were beaten 1-0 by City Wanderers in Whitegate on Saturday afternoon. There wasn’t much between the two sides on the day, with Wanderers being quickest out of the blocks in the opening half ultimately deciding the game, after a tough ninety minutes.
The City side were the better team in the opening half and kept Corkbeg on the back foot. Their pressure finally paid off midway through, when Conor Buckley got on the end of a good move and finished well. They may have led by more at the break, but two fine saves by Eric Higgins (pictured) kept Corkbeg alive until half time.
Corkbeg were much better in the second half and will feel disappointed ultimately not to have got something from the game. Dylan O Neill was particularly dangerous for Corkbeg and they tried hard to get back in the game, with Wanderers goalkeeper Tom Maguire making a fine save from a close range header. But, for all their dominance, the Beg failed to create a clear-cut opening in the second period. In fact, it was Wanderers who fashioned one or two openings, with one shot being dragged wide and another well saved by Eric Higgins in the Corkbeg goal. Corkbeg threw caution to the wind for the final few minutes and had very strong appeals for a penalty, when both Jordan Ryan & Fred Wenham were challenged in the penalty area. But, Wanderers held out and grabbed a very important three points.