Corkbeg FC

Corkbeg Drop Points in Cobh

Robin Ward scored Corkbegs second goal

Corkbeg salvage draw on a crisp morning in Cobh.

Corkbeg scored two goals in the final quarter to salvage a 3-3 draw against Springfield in Cobh on Bank holiday Sunday morning. Corkbeg played up the hill and into a strong winter sun in the first half, but were very out of sorts all over the pitch and Springfield pressed regularly in the opening exchanges. Corkbeg took an unlikely lead on 25 minutes, when Alan Hogan pounced on a defensive mix up and slotted the ball from a tight angle. The lead was short lived as a ball over the top put Springfield number 9 through and he lobbed the advancing Eric Higgins to equalise.
Springfield continued to have the better of the exchanges and were first to every breaking ball. And they went ahead when a long throw into the box bounced clearly of a Springfield attackers hand and fell kindly for them to slot home. Corkbeg were aggrieved but were 2-1 down at the break.
The Management team made clear what they thought of the performance and the second half saw an immediate improvement. Substitute Ryan Forde was very lively, but when put through one-on-one with the Springfield goalkeeper, his finish skewed wide. On 65 minutes, the Beg were dealt a big blow, when another long ball bounced over the defence and their substitute striker finished similarly to their first goal to give the Cobh side a two goal cushion. To be fair to the Beg, they kept going and Robin Ward was put through on 75 minutes and finished strongly.
On 80 minutes the teams were level, when Alan Hogan chased down a long ball and bravely finished the ball, when colliding with both the keeper and defender. Corkbeg has the better of the last ten minutes and Hogan had a curling effort saved by the keeper. While the Beg went to Cobh looking for the win, a point offered some satisfaction from an overall poor display