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Cork City players greeting supporters after the victory over Bray Wanderers last year. Picture: Denis Minihane.
Cork City players greeting supporters after the victory over Bray Wanderers last year. Picture: Denis Minihane.

Cork City chairman urges supporters to get behind the team

CORK City chairman Declan Carey has called for unity among supporters as the club seek to arrest a slide in form.

Monday night’s 2-1 loss at UCD, following the concession of two late goals, made it four league games without a win for John Caulfield’s side, who lie in seventh place in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table with five defeats from their opening ten games.

A section of fans were vocal in their disenchantment towards Caulfield at Belfield on Monday night. With City in a busy run of games, away to Waterford on Friday and at home to Sligo Rovers next Monday, Carey wants everybody rowing in the same direction.

“We're having a rocky patch at the moment,” he said, “but everyone at the club, is committed to getting things back on track.

“We have a big away game against Waterford this Friday and a home game on Easter Monday so we hope the Cork public can help drive the team on.”

As with Friday night’s draw against St Patrick’s Athletic, City led 1-0 in the closing stages on Monday night but an 85th-minute UCD equaliser was followed by the winner from a penalty in injury time. Caulfield was left to lament the current inability to kill teams off.

“Unfortunately, at the moment, we’re just on a bad run and we have to get out of it,” he said.

“We had chances to get a second but we didn’t get it, it was one of those nights where a lot of decisions were going against us, a frustrating night, at the end of the day the equalising goal was an uncharacteristic error and brought them back into the game.”

Easter Monday’s game against Sligo Rovers (kick-off 5pm) will be a family fun day, with more details set to be announced by the club this week, including a limited number of free Easter eggs and scarves for young supporters.