Bohemians grabbed a last-minute equalizer at Turners Cross to deny Cork City victory in the Airtricity League Premier Division on Sunday evening.
City took the lead midway through the first half as Daryl Horgan’s shot went through visiting goalkeeper Andrew McNulty’s legs as much-changed Bohs struggled to get a grip in the game.
The Dublin side showed eight changes from the team that played Thor of Iceland in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
Cork were well on top in the first half as the Gypsies struggled to cope with the pace and energy of a young Rebel side.
The Leesiders deservedly went ahead after 23 minutes of that first half. Gearóid Morrissey got on the ball in the right back channel, carried it 60 yards up the pitch before he found Daryl Horgan with a crossfield ball. Horgan beat Pender before cutting in off the dead ball line, he shot low between the legs of McNulty for his fifth league goal of the season.
Bohemians enjoyed more possession, territory and chances in the second half but didn’t manage to create much until the closing stages. They went closest through a Michael Barker shot after 76 minutes.
But in the final minute Ward blasted the spot-kick home to earn a point. Having dominated most of the game, Cork will definitely feel that this was two points dropped.
Cork City (4-3-3): Mark McNulty; Danny Murphy, Kavanagh, Dunleavy (Neal Horgan 73), Morrissey (Turner 71); Healy, Duggan, Davin O’Neill; Sullivan, Spillane (Kevin Murray 88′), Daryl Horgan.
Bohemians (4-4-2): Andy McNulty; Pender, Barker, Lopez, Feely; Traynor, Danny Joyce (Keith Ward 79), Moore (John O’Connor 68), Martin; Wilson (Mulligan 60), Scully.