A poor Saturday afternoon for Corkbeg as Cathedral Celtic won 2-0 in a cold and fresh Whitegate.
Cathedral Celtic are bottom of AUL Div1, so Corkbeg would have been strongly tipped to take the three points on offer, especially playing at home. Corkbeg started brighter playing some good passing football in the first 15 minutes. But they never kicked on from the decent start and the rest of the first half was pretty poor in general. Corkbeg had a let off, when a scramble in the box led to Cathedral player failing to steer the ball home from 2 yards out. Corkbeg just weren’t firing and were restricted to half chances.
After a scoreless first half, the second half started the same way. Cathedral took the lead when a free kick was flicked on at the front post and directed home by Cathedral striker Glen Cambridge. Corkbeg rallied as best they could, but once again, clear cut chances were rare. The closest Corkbeg came to grabbing an equaliser was when captain Shane Bennett whipped in a free kick that the Cathedral keeper touched onto the post.
Corkbeg were dealt a killer blow on the hour, when a poor defensive clearance fell to Cathedral striker Glen Cambridge in the box and he swept home his second goal of the afternoon to double the Northside teams lead. Despite the best efforts of Corkbeg’s best performers Daragh O’Mahony, Shane Bennett and Danny Creedon they couldn’t spark a fight back and it ended up just being a forgetful day for Corkbeg. With promotion chances and a cup semi final still to play for, the Beg need to shake off a few recent poor performances and get the season back on track