Stalemate at Turner's Cross as City keep first clean sheet of the season

Stalemate at Turner's Cross as City keep first clean sheet of the season
Cork City's Conor McCormack and Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe of Derry City. Photo: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Cork City kept a first clean sheet of the season, but a first home win remains elusive after a scoreless draw with Derry City at Turner’s Cross on Friday night.

The home side had the better of the exchanges on a wet night in front of 2,847, but unfortunately for John Caulfield’s side there was frustration in front of goal. 

As the end neared, chances fell for sub Dan Smith and defender Conor McCarthy as both were off-target, from Colm Horgan’s cross and Gearóid Morrissey’s corner respectively.

In an even first half, chances were had to come to come by, with City’s man of the match Shane Griffin seeing a low shot from distance come off the butt of the post while Liam Nash’s acrobatic shot from Griffin’s cross was off-target.

Derry’s Ally Gilchrist – who would later twice make important interventions from low James Tilley cross – had their best opportunity, a long-range effort which Mark McNulty had to tip over.

See tomorrow’s Evening Echo for full analysis and reaction.

CORK CITY: McNulty; McCarthy, Casey, McLoughlin (Horgan 58), Griffin; McCormack, Morrissey; D O’Connor (Tilley 58), Buckley, Sheppard; Nash (Smith 77).

DERRY CITY: Cherrie; Cole, Toal, Gilchrist, Coll; Harkin, Sloggett; Ogedi-Uzokwe (Stokes 60), McNamee, McCrudden (Delap 71); Parkhouse (Seraf 88).

Referee: R Rogers (Dublin).

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