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City overcome Nijmegen to set up dream clash

Cork City manager

Cork City 1 NEC Nijmegen 0
Cork City booked an Intertoto Cup clash with Nantes after their 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen at Turner’s Cross.

City will leave for France on Thursday after Kevin Doyle’s 47th-minute winner sent them through to the quarter-final of the competition.



In doing so, Pat Dolan becomes the most successful Eircom League manager in Europe with five wins from 10 games and City become the first team from the league to reach the third round of the competition.



With Danny Murray imperious at the back, Colin O’Brien dominant in midfield and John O’Flynn a menace all afternoon City were not to be denied.



Nijmegen started with two changes to the side that drew 0-0 in Holland.



Attacking midfielder Patrick Pothuizen and striker Romano Denneboom replaced Peter Van Der Sleen and Peter Wisgerhof as manager Johan Neeskens set out with attack in mind.



The home side, backed by a capacity crowd of 7,500, started the stronger and dominated the opening quarter with Colin O’Brien and O’Flynn looking sharp.



The first real chance of the game came in the 28th minute with City winger Liam Kearney going close with a header from an excellent Cillian Lordan cross.



City’s only other chance of the half came in the 40th minute when O’Flynn fired over from the edge of the box.



City, now playing with the wind took the lead two minutes into the second-half when under-21 international Doyle headed home from six yards.



Danny Murphy found O’Callaghan with a quick throw at the edge of the box. O’Callaghan crossed first time and there was Doyle to head home the opening goal.



City should have been two up two minutes later when the normally reliable O’Flynn missed from inside the box when one-on-one with the keeper.



Flynn, expecting the referee to blow for a foul, hesitated and that allowed Nijmegen keeper Dennis Gentenaar to save at the expense of a corner.



O’Flynn came close again in the 50th minute but this time his header was well saved by Gentenaar.



City went close again in the 85th when Doyle got on the end of a perfect Colin O’Brien pass but his shot went inches wide.



Nijmegen should have equalised a minute later but substitute Alexander Prent was denied by a despairing dive by City keeper Michael Devine.



City had to endure another scare in injury time but hung on to set themselves up with a dream fixture against Nantes.

 

City overcome Nijmegen to set up dream clash

Cork City manager

Cork City 1 NEC Nijmegen 0
Cork City booked an Intertoto Cup clash with Nantes after their 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen at Turner’s Cross.

City will leave for France on Thursday after Kevin Doyle’s 47th-minute winner sent them through to the quarter-final of the competition.



In doing so, Pat Dolan becomes the most successful Eircom League manager in Europe with five wins from 10 games and City become the first team from the league to reach the third round of the competition.



With Danny Murray imperious at the back, Colin O’Brien dominant in midfield and John O’Flynn a menace all afternoon City were not to be denied.



Nijmegen started with two changes to the side that drew 0-0 in Holland.



Attacking midfielder Patrick Pothuizen and striker Romano Denneboom replaced Peter Van Der Sleen and Peter Wisgerhof as manager Johan Neeskens set out with attack in mind.



The home side, backed by a capacity crowd of 7,500, started the stronger and dominated the opening quarter with Colin O’Brien and O’Flynn looking sharp.



The first real chance of the game came in the 28th minute with City winger Liam Kearney going close with a header from an excellent Cillian Lordan cross.



City’s only other chance of the half came in the 40th minute when O’Flynn fired over from the edge of the box.



City, now playing with the wind took the lead two minutes into the second-half when under-21 international Doyle headed home from six yards.



Danny Murphy found O’Callaghan with a quick throw at the edge of the box. O’Callaghan crossed first time and there was Doyle to head home the opening goal.



City should have been two up two minutes later when the normally reliable O’Flynn missed from inside the box when one-on-one with the keeper.



Flynn, expecting the referee to blow for a foul, hesitated and that allowed Nijmegen keeper Dennis Gentenaar to save at the expense of a corner.



O’Flynn came close again in the 50th minute but this time his header was well saved by Gentenaar.



City went close again in the 85th when Doyle got on the end of a perfect Colin O’Brien pass but his shot went inches wide.



Nijmegen should have equalised a minute later but substitute Alexander Prent was denied by a despairing dive by City keeper Michael Devine.



City had to endure another scare in injury time but hung on to set themselves up with a dream fixture against Nantes.

 

City overcome Nijmegen to set up dream clash

Cork City manager

Cork City 1 NEC Nijmegen 0
Cork City booked an Intertoto Cup clash with Nantes after their 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen at Turner’s Cross.

City will leave for France on Thursday after Kevin Doyle’s 47th-minute winner sent them through to the quarter-final of the competition.



In doing so, Pat Dolan becomes the most successful Eircom League manager in Europe with five wins from 10 games and City become the first team from the league to reach the third round of the competition.



With Danny Murray imperious at the back, Colin O’Brien dominant in midfield and John O’Flynn a menace all afternoon City were not to be denied.



Nijmegen started with two changes to the side that drew 0-0 in Holland.



Attacking midfielder Patrick Pothuizen and striker Romano Denneboom replaced Peter Van Der Sleen and Peter Wisgerhof as manager Johan Neeskens set out with attack in mind.



The home side, backed by a capacity crowd of 7,500, started the stronger and dominated the opening quarter with Colin O’Brien and O’Flynn looking sharp.



The first real chance of the game came in the 28th minute with City winger Liam Kearney going close with a header from an excellent Cillian Lordan cross.



City’s only other chance of the half came in the 40th minute when O’Flynn fired over from the edge of the box.



City, now playing with the wind took the lead two minutes into the second-half when under-21 international Doyle headed home from six yards.



Danny Murphy found O’Callaghan with a quick throw at the edge of the box. O’Callaghan crossed first time and there was Doyle to head home the opening goal.



City should have been two up two minutes later when the normally reliable O’Flynn missed from inside the box when one-on-one with the keeper.



Flynn, expecting the referee to blow for a foul, hesitated and that allowed Nijmegen keeper Dennis Gentenaar to save at the expense of a corner.



O’Flynn came close again in the 50th minute but this time his header was well saved by Gentenaar.



City went close again in the 85th when Doyle got on the end of a perfect Colin O’Brien pass but his shot went inches wide.



Nijmegen should have equalised a minute later but substitute Alexander Prent was denied by a despairing dive by City keeper Michael Devine.



City had to endure another scare in injury time but hung on to set themselves up with a dream fixture against Nantes.

 

City overcome Nijmegen to set up dream clash

Cork City manager

Cork City 1 NEC Nijmegen 0
Cork City booked an Intertoto Cup clash with Nantes after their 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen at Turner’s Cross.

City will leave for France on Thursday after Kevin Doyle’s 47th-minute winner sent them through to the quarter-final of the competition.



In doing so, Pat Dolan becomes the most successful Eircom League manager in Europe with five wins from 10 games and City become the first team from the league to reach the third round of the competition.



With Danny Murray imperious at the back, Colin O’Brien dominant in midfield and John O’Flynn a menace all afternoon City were not to be denied.



Nijmegen started with two changes to the side that drew 0-0 in Holland.



Attacking midfielder Patrick Pothuizen and striker Romano Denneboom replaced Peter Van Der Sleen and Peter Wisgerhof as manager Johan Neeskens set out with attack in mind.



The home side, backed by a capacity crowd of 7,500, started the stronger and dominated the opening quarter with Colin O’Brien and O’Flynn looking sharp.



The first real chance of the game came in the 28th minute with City winger Liam Kearney going close with a header from an excellent Cillian Lordan cross.



City’s only other chance of the half came in the 40th minute when O’Flynn fired over from the edge of the box.



City, now playing with the wind took the lead two minutes into the second-half when under-21 international Doyle headed home from six yards.



Danny Murphy found O’Callaghan with a quick throw at the edge of the box. O’Callaghan crossed first time and there was Doyle to head home the opening goal.



City should have been two up two minutes later when the normally reliable O’Flynn missed from inside the box when one-on-one with the keeper.



Flynn, expecting the referee to blow for a foul, hesitated and that allowed Nijmegen keeper Dennis Gentenaar to save at the expense of a corner.



O’Flynn came close again in the 50th minute but this time his header was well saved by Gentenaar.



City went close again in the 85th when Doyle got on the end of a perfect Colin O’Brien pass but his shot went inches wide.



Nijmegen should have equalised a minute later but substitute Alexander Prent was denied by a despairing dive by City keeper Michael Devine.



City had to endure another scare in injury time but hung on to set themselves up with a dream fixture against Nantes.