Cork Metropolis progressed to the second spherical of the FAI Cup after this house derby victory over Cobh Ramblers at St Colman’s Park.
Ramblers began properly and had the primary probability of the sport on seven minutes, when Luke Desmond shot extensive when the ball broke to him in a great place on the sting of the field.
A couple of minutes later Matt Healy took a objective from lengthy vary for Metropolis, however his strike went properly over the pitch.
The Ramblers had one other good probability after 1 / 4 of an hour, when Jake Hegarty compelled a nice save from Metropolis goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran.
Ruairi Keating appeared to spark Metropolis into life, together with his shot from a harmful space properly blocked by O’Sullivan Connell on 22 minutes.
Dale Holland fired house from 25 yards for the Ramblers, who had been proving extra of a recreation for his or her nearest neighbors and had been the higher workforce within the early phases.
Metropolis continued to press ahead because the opening half wore on, and the membership took the lead within the twenty seventh minute. Keating did properly to complete from shut vary contained in the field, after a intelligent free kick by Matt Healy on his manner.
Then there was a delay within the recreation attributable to a fence that fell in entrance of Metropolis supporters throughout the objective celebrations.
On the restart, Metropolis had been in a position to handle issues properly and ultimately went into the break with the benefit in hand.
Cork had the primary possibilities within the second half to increase their lead with photographs from Healy and Keating each going extensive.
Cork Metropolis had a bonus within the first seconds of the second half, when Healy shot extensive of the submit.
The Ramblers continued to combat again and search for an vital opening, however discovered Metropolis’s protection too robust to deal with within the second half, with Holland seeing a shot blocked. properly.
Halfway via the second half, John Kavanagh went shut for Cobh when his effort went extensive from the sting of the field.
On 76 minutes Keating went shut when he volleyed over the bar for the away facet.
Sean McGrath went shut for Cobh on the second break. as Charlie Fleming approaches the free kick.
However Metropolis had finished sufficient to progress into Tuesday’s recreation.
Cobh Ramblers: Burke; Kavanagh, Mbayo, Frahill, O’Sullivan Connell (Fleming 75); Abbott; O’Leary (McGrath, 75), Holland, Desmond, Drinan (O’Brien-Whitmarsh 75); Hegarty.
Cork Metropolis: Corcoran; Coleman, Honohan, O’Connor; Crowley, Coffey (Umeh 89), Srbely (Bolger 64), Healy, McGlade (Doona 81); Keating, Britton (Murphy 64) .