Corkbeg FC

Title Challengers Score Four In Whitegate

Jordan Ryan got Corkbegs goal

Corkbeg were beaten 4-1 by title chasing Cathedral Celtic on an overcast Thursday evening in Whitegate. Fitness told in the end, as the City team finished the game much stronger than Corkbeg and were deserved winners on the night.

 

The teams were evenly matched for the majority of the opening half, with Cathedral playing some lovely passing football, but with Corkbeg matching them throughout. In a half of few chances, it was Cathedral who struck first on the half hour from the penalty spot. But, Corkbeg were level soon afterwards, when Fred Wenham was sent tumbling by the Celtic goalkeeper and Jordan Ryan levelled from the spot.

 

The opening stages of the second half  were much the same, with Cathedral looking the more likely to grab a lead goal, but creating nothing clearcut. In fact, it was Corkbeg who almost went ahead, when Dylan O Neill turned cleverly at the edge of the area to set up Rob Fletcher, but Rob shot wide from close range. And Cathedral made Corkbeg pay almost immediately, when on the hour, their striker drilled a shot that delected off Alan Horgan and beat Eric Higgins to give the City side a 2-1 advantage. Corkbeg did their best to get back into the game, but Cathedral were very well organised and allowed the Beg no foothold in the game. Corkbeg goalkeeper Eric Higgins excelled once again on 75minutes, when he brilliantly pushed a close range shot onto the post.

 

With ten minutes remaining, Cathedral made the game safe, when they were awarded a second penalty and their striker was lucky to beat Eric Higgins from the spot. And on 85 minutes, they gave the scoreboard a lobsided look, when their striker got between Cein O Driscoll & Eric Higgins to fire home from an acute angle. Ultimately a tough night at the office for Corkbeg, with the City sides greater fitness levels the main difference between the two sides on the night.