Cork City did not have it all their own way against Limerick in the Turner’s Cross on Saturday – but they did just enough to secure all three points.
John Caulfield’s defending champions were looking to bounce back from Monday night’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Shamrock Rovers, and were strong favourites to overcome a Limerick side that had won just one league match in their last eleven outings.
Indeed, City had the chance to lay down and early marker within ten minutes when they were awarded a penalty. However, Karl Sheppard saw his effort saved by Brendan Clarke in the Limerick goal.
The visitors took the lead just after the half-hour mark courtesy of a fine effort from former City striker Danny Morrissey, but their joy was short-lived as Graham Cummins had pegged them back within just two minutes.
City pushed forward in the second half to try and force the winner, but were nearly caught when Mark O’Sullivan, another former Leeside striker, fired wide from a one-on-one with Mark McNulty.
The home side did eventually find the breakthrough, however, and it came in the form of substitute Josh O’Hanlon. City held on from there, and the result puts them three points clear at the top of the Premier Division table, three points clear of Dundalk and Waterford in second and third respectively.
— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) May 5, 2018