Corkbeg FC

Corkbeg End Season On A High

Shane Bennett in action v Springfield

Corkbegs season ended on a high in Whitegate, as they beat East Cork rivals Springfield by a goal to nil on an overcast Tuesday evening. It was a typical end of season game, with both teams out of the running for any honours, with the Beg just shading a close contest on the night.

 

The opening half was very much nip & tuck, with both sides cancelling each other out and a lot of the football fairly scrappy on a pristine surface. There were also very few chances at either end, though Corkbeg did probably look the more likely in the opening period, with Shane Bennett & Dylan O Neill both looking lively. Ian Casey also went close from a free kick that curled narrowly over the Springfield crossbar. For the Cobh side, the front two pairing of Evan Barry & John Lambe were also very dangerous, with Barry rightly having a goal chalked off for offside and Lambe heading narrowly wide from a great inswinging delivery. The only goal of the contest came after 25 minutes, when a bit of good lay by Shane Bennett & Jordan Ryan, set up Dylan O Neill to poke the ball into the corner of the net. A scrappy goal for a scrappy game.

 

Springfield improved in the second half and made a number of substitutions throughout the second 45 minutes that made life difficult for Corkbeg. Tellingly though, there were no real clearcut chances again. A lot of huffing & puffing, with no end product. But, the Cobh side did have one glorious chance to equalise with 20 minutes remaining, when Evan Barry was taken down in the penalty area, but his resulting penalty kick was brilliantly saved by Corkbeg goalkeeper Eric Higgins. Springfield continued to look the more likely, even though Jordan Ryan almost doubled Corkbegs lead near the end with a curling effort that was saved. But there were no further goals and Corkbeg grabbed the three points to end the season on an upward swing.