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Poynton penalty gives Cork City a first league loss 23 games into the season

Bohemians came away from Turner’s Cross with all three points.

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Bohemians 1

CORK CITY’S UNBEATEN record came to an end at Turner’s Cross tonight as George Poynton’s 62nd minute penalty gave Bohemians the honour of being the first to defeat John Caulfield’s side in the league this season.

Poynton was successful from the spot after Ismahil Akinade was fouled by Conor McCarthy and the result means that the sixth-placed Gypsies move to within a point of Bray Wanderers.

Cork players warming up before the game Bryan Keane / INPHO Bryan Keane / INPHO / INPHO

While City never hit the heights, it was still a game that they could have won and before the goal there were chances for Achille Campion and Garry Buckley as they looked to up their game following a lacklustre first half.

Even then, the Rebel Army could have been in front at the break as Karl Sheppard was denied by good Shane Supple saves on three occasions, but Bohs had good opportunities of their own too, with Mark McNulty needing to make good stops from Ciarán O’Connor and Akinade.

Bohemians fans celebrate a goal

On the resumption, Greg Bolger’s great ball for Campion was headed just wide, and the striker drew a good save from Supple on the hour-mark. After the goal though, they found it tougher to break Bohs down, and McNulty had to be alert to prevent O’Connor getting on th end of Dinny Corcoran’s cushioned header.

Robbie Williams and Kaleem Strawbridge Simon Bryan Keane / INPHO Bryan Keane / INPHO / INPHO

City brought on Kieran Sadlier and Connor Ellis in a bid to find an equaliser but it remained elusive, Campion with their last chance as Supple saved from him.

CORK CITY: Mark McNulty; Steven Beattie, Conor McCarthy, Ryan Delaney (Robbie Williams half-time), Shane Griffin; Greg Bolger, Garry Buckley; Karl Sheppard, Jimmy Keohane (Kieran Sadlier 68), Stephen Dooley (Connor Ellis 82); Achille Campion.

BOHEMIANS: Shane Supple; Dean Casey (Dylan Hayes 70), Rob Cornwall, Warren O’Hora (Dan Byrne 11), Ian Morris; George Poynton, Fuad Sule, Oscar Brennan, Keith Ward; Ismahil Akinade (Dinny Corcoran 67), Ciarán O’Connor.

Referee: Rob Rogers (Dublin).

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