Cork and Galway draw at the Cross

Saturday 1st September 2007, 1:08 am

Michael Devine, Cork City.

Michael Devine, Cork City.

Photo by Tom Carey.

31st August 2007

eircom League of Ireland Premier Division

Cork City 0

Galway United 0

Turner's Cross

Referee : Declan Hanney

Cork City's disappointing league campaign failed to improve on Friday night as the Rebels played out a scoreless draw with Galway United at Turner's Cross - the second time the teams produced that scoreline at the venue this year.

In a strange night Mark McNulty, Michael Devine and eventually Denis Behan all donned the gloves to keep goal for Cork.

McNulty had to be withdrawn through injury at half-time - replaced by previous first choice Devine. However, he was sent off on 73 minutes for bringing down Derek Glynn outside the box.

Striker Behan then took over in goal but went mostly untested in a low key finish to the game.

Cork had the better of the early going and John O'Flynn saw an effort come back off the woodwork following good build-up play from the returning Gareth Farrelly as well as Colin Healy.

Galway were outplayed for long periods but the departure of Roy O'Donovan is beginning to hit home with Cork as they failed to find a way past goalkeeper Gary Rogers.

That O'Flynn chance was as close as Cork came but Leon McSweeney went close in both halves while O'Flynn also went close.

Galway will be the happier side with the point as they continue to keep some space between themselves and the sides in relegation trouble.

Cork City : McNulty (Devine 46), Horgan, Woods, O'Callaghan, Murray, Kearney, Farrelly, Healy, Kearney (Behan 73), McSweeney, O'Flynn.
Galway United : Rogers, Keane, Charles, O'Halloran, Fitzgerald, Lester, Robson (Foley 67), Glynn, O'Flynn (Faherty 83), Murphy (Fagan 79), O'Brien.

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