Saturday 29th September 2007, 1:07 am
28th September 2007
Derry City 1
Killian Brennan 11
Cork City 2
Denis Behan 45
John O'Flynn 62
Referee : David McKeon
Cork City came from behind to beat Derry City at the Brandywell and keep alive their hopes of claiming a top four and possibly even top three finish.
Killian Brennan had given Derry the lead after 11 minutes when he volleyed home from Kevin Deery's cross. It was a deserved lead after Derry had created a number of good chances in the opening minutes. However, they were guilty of wasting a number of goal-scoring chances too.
Mark Farren and Kevin McHugh both failed to convert when in great positions. Gareth McGlynn had also missed a great chance early in the game.
Denis Behan continued his recent excellent goal-scoring form as he levelled matters up on the stroke of half-time - his seventh goal in four games. After controlling Neal Horgan's long ball, Behan unleashed a shot from the edge of the box and Whether his shot was true or not it did the job and flew past Dave McEwan.
Derry were again guilty of spurning a chance to score as McGlynn saw his header come back off the Cork crossbar on the hour and it proved costly as Cork grabbed the match winner just a couple of minutes later.
John O'Flynn scored the match winner after the hour as he forced the ball home after Joe Gamble had driven it in across the Derry goal-mouth.
The win leaves Cork within three points of Shamrock Rovers and Saint Patrick's Athletic who sit in second and third place in the Premier Division.
Derry City : McEwan, Deery (McDaid 82), Oman, McCallion, Hargan, McGlynn, Higgins, Martyn, Brennan, McHugh, Farren.
Cork City : Devine, Horgan, Murray, O'Callaghan, Woods, O'Brien, Gamble, Kearney, McSweeney, Behan, O'Flynn (Softic 65).