Rovers 1 - 3 Cork City

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Sunday 17th October 1999

Morton Stadium k.o. 3:00 pm

Cork City claimed three points and the top spot in the League today in Morton Stadium. Rovers tried hard to get something out of this game but a resolute defensive performance and good finishing by the Corkmen meant it was defeat number three for the Hoops.

It took Cork just seven minutes to get on the score sheet when Herrick fired home from the edge of the area. Billy Woods worked hard to create some openings as did Derek Treacy but there was little quality supply to the striking partnership of Cousins and new signing Graham Lawlor.

Cork started the second half as they did the first with a goal, this time Caulfield heading in from close range. Rovers introduced Colwell and Byrne and started to make some chances. Brian Byrne, Derek Treacy and Tony Cousins all had good opportunities to score in what was Rovers best spell of the game. But all hope was lost when on 75 minutes Morley broke clear and chipped the ball over the advancing Horgan from 25 yards for a fine goal.

Billy Woods scored Rovers consolation goal 8 minutes from time from the penalty spot after a handball in the area. The Hoops almost got another one just three minutes later but Treacy couldn't slot the ball past Mooney. Ex-Rovers player Liam O'Brien had a great game for the Leesiders.


1. Robbie Horgan
2. Matt Britton
3. Tommy Dunne
4. Shane Jackson
5. Terry Palmer
6. Richie Purdy
7. Derek Treacy
8. Tony Cousins
9. Graham Lawlor
10. Billy Woods
11. Shane Robinson


12. Jason Colwell for Robinson (52)
14. Mark Kenny
15. Brian Byrne for Purdy (52)
16. Kevin Mc Cormack
17. Sean Francis


Woods pen. 82

Man of the Match:

Derek Treacy .



League Table

# Team M P
1 Dundalk 33 77
2 Cork City 33 70
3 Derry City 33 62
4 Shamrock Rovers 33 55
5 Sligo Rovers 33 49
6 Bray Wanderers 33 46
7 St. Patrick's Athletic 33 45
8 Bohemian FC 33 41
9 Galway United 33 38
10 Finn Harps 33 32
11 Wexford Youths 33 23
12 Longford Town 33 14

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