IT’S a chance for the Cork City U19s to gain quick revenge tomorrow when Waterford visit Bishopstown.
Last weekend, City went to the Regional Sports Centre on Suirside for their national league meeting and took the lead shortly before half-time through Seán Kennedy. While Waterford equalised on the hour-mark, Colin Healy’s side moved back in front as Beineón O’Brien-Whitmarsh headed home a Rob Walsh cross.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t hang on to the advantage and Waterford levelled again in the 75th minute before scoring what proved to be the winner with ten minutes left.
The result leaves City in third place at the midway points in group 2 of phase 1, three points behind Cobh Ramblers with Waterford three further clear at the top. The Rebel Army will look to stem the flow tomorrow, with a 2pm kick-off at Bishopstown.
After a week’s break, the City U17 side are back in action, hosting Limerick at 4pm in Mayfield.
Robbie O’Sullivan’s team made it three wins from three a fortnight ago as victories over Kerry and Cobh were followed with a 4-1 triumph away to Limerick. Goals in quick succession from Leon Ayinde and Alan Nagle had City two to the good at the half-hour mark, though Limerick did pull one back before half-time.
On 72 minutes, City’s talismanic midfielder Oran Crowe gave Robbie O’Sullivan’s side breathing space again and Donnchad O’Doherty wrapped things up late on. The 100 percent record leaves them three points ahead of Cobh Ramblers and six clear of Limerick.
Similarly, the U15 City team were given a chance to recharge the batteries last week. Like the U17s, David Moore’s U15 side earned a third straight win and they too beat Limerick 4-1. They had the best possible start, with Liam Murray netting inside a minute and, though Limerick levelled, Mark O’Mahony was on hand to put City ahead before the half-hour mark. By half-time, it was 3-1 as Éanna Fitzgerald got in on the scoring act and Cian Spillane netted the fourth to give City a comfortable win in the end.
They have a five-point lead, with Kerry in second while Limerick are third and so a win on Shannonside tomorrow could clinch top spot in the group with two games to spare.
City’s U13 team, managed by Greg Yelverton, drew 2-2 away to Klub Kildare last week. Having fallen behind early, City levelled when Matthew Moore headed in a Cathal O’Sullivan corner and then Moore scored a 30-yard free but Kildare levelled before half-time and that was the way it stayed.
Next up is a home clash with Waterford tomorrow, the first of two back-to-back clashes with the Blues.