Cork City chairman urges supporters to get behind the team

Cork City chairman urges supporters to get behind the team
Cork City players greeting supporters after the victory over Bray Wanderers last year. Picture: Denis Minihane.

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.

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