Corkbeg advanced to the next round of the Munster Junior Cup with an excellent 3-1 win over a strong Temple Utd side in Whitegate on Saturday afternoon.
The two teams were evenly matched throughout and the Beg will be delighted to have eliminated higher ranked opposition.
Kevin O Hanlon had an early shot well saved by the Temple goalkeeper, before the Northsiders took the lead after only ten minutes, when a back-pass went horribly wrong and the Temple striker rounded Corkbeg goalkeeper John Manning to score.
Both sides looked evenly matched and both sides had half chances, before Corkbeg equalised on 20 minutes. Jordan Ryan delivered a great cross from a free kick into the Temple area and Cein O Driscoll rose highest to thump a header to the roof of the Temple net.
It was a decent game. Corkbeg got their noses in front on 35 minutes, when referee Brendan O Regan played an excellent advantage after Jordan Ryan was taken down when clear on goal; the ball rolling into the path of Jordan Tynan who slotted home for a 2-1 half time lead.
Corkbeg had two great chances to gain a two goal lead early in the second half. Both fell to Kevin O Hanlon, who was brilliant over the 90 minutes, but he mis-kicked one and drove the other one wide.
Temple continued to be a threat and their striker smashed a rocket against the underside of the Corkbeg crossbar, while another excellent looping header just cleared the bar. Temple had a man dismissed on 65 minutes for a late tackle, but it was John Manning who was called into action next, when he pushed away a shot from close range.
Corkbeg got the insurance goal on 70 minutes, when Danny Creedon climbed highest at the back post to head in Jordan Tynans corner. There were further chances for Shane Bennett, Jordan Tynan and Jordan Ryan to put a greater gloss on the scoreline, but the Temple goalkeeper made some decent saves and there were no further goals.
Corkbeg: J. Manning, C. O Driscoll, D. Casey, C. Horgan, D. Creedon, S. O Halloran S. Bennett, J. Ryan, K. O Driscoll, J. Tynan, K. O Hanlon, Subs: D. O Neill, M. Ahern, D. Hickman (all used)