Sligo put dent in Cork's revival

Sligo Rovers 4 Cork City 1

Sligo Rovers 4 Cork City 1

A man of the match display from Chris Turner put the brakes on Cork City's recent rival as Sligo put in their best performance of the season at the Showgrounds.

The Northern Ireland under-21 international midfielder negated Cork's Joe Gamble in midfield before setting-up Matt Judge to side foot Sligo in front on 36 minutes.

Cork keeper Michael Devine then pulled down Fahrudin Kuduzovic from Turner's through ball on 44 minutes. Turner sent Devine the wrong way from the spot.

It got better for Sligo within two minutes of the second half when Turner brust through from Judge's pass to outfox Cork skipper Dan Murray and shoot past Devine.

Cork were all over the place and Devine had to make a superb finger tip save from Kuduzovic's shot after great work down he right by Stephen Manson just minutes later.

The lively Judge then completed the rout on 71 minutes with a brilliant solo goal.

Having charged down Darragh Ryan's clearance, the big striker back-heeled another defender before cutting inside a second to curl a left foot shot past Devine.

Substitute Daren Murphy got Cork's consolation goal a minute into stoppage time from Roy O'Donovan's cross.

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