Munster Senior League
It won’t take away the hurt of defeat in a winners take all clash on the final day last season, but Cobh Wanderers did manage to get some form of revenge over champions UCC over the weekend.
Last seasons FAI Intermediate cup beaten finalists hit three relatively late goals to beat the title holders and register what could prove a vital three points away from home.
The first half was a rather dull affair, but UCC would have been the more content as they saw more of the ball.
The students chances of securing a win then seemed to receive a massive boost as defensive stalwart Brian Fitzgerald was sent off for the visitors.
However, the dismissal seemed to galvanize Michael Deasey’s men rather than inspire UCC.
Wanderers seemed to up their game significantly and although Dave Curran had to clear the ball off the line on 64 minutes it wasn’t long before Cobh took the lead.
Within three minutes of that effort Mikey O’Shea drove down the left and across the defender on the end-line. His persistence led to an effort which cannoned off the defender and into the top corner, for the lead. Wanderers continued to push-on and forced a corner on the right after 72 minutes. Jason Abbott swung the set piece far post where Brendán Frahill, who was sensational at the back after the sending off, headed to the net.
Three minutes into injury time Wanderers put a gloss on the score line when Ian Stapleton picked up the ball in the middle of the field before feeding the running O’ Shea who finished neatly to seal the deal.
Pictures courtesy of Cobh Wanderers.