Cork City scored after 26 seconds at Turners Cross and Shamrock Rovers had no reply

Cork City were deserving 2-0 winners over Shamrock Rovers at Turners Cross in the Airtricity League Premier Division.

The Hoops never recovered from conceding after just 26 seconds as Cork move up to third in the table.

The Leesiders have made a habit out of scoring early goals this season and they were on the scoreboard inside the opening minute when Steven Beattie scored after racing onto Greg Bolger's long pass.

Steven Beattie, Cork City, scoring his side's first goal at Turners Cross. Photo: Eóin Noonan/SPORTSFILE
Steven Beattie, Cork City, scoring his side's first goal at Turners Cross. Photo: Eóin Noonan/SPORTSFILE

And the home side doubled their lead in the 13th minute when Karl Sheppard fired home a rebound to seal a comfortable win.

Cork City's Karl Sheppard celebrates scoring their second goal of the game with Sean Maguire and Kevin O'Connor. Photo: INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Cork City's Karl Sheppard celebrates scoring their second goal of the game with Sean Maguire and Kevin O'Connor. Photo: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

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