Wednesday 4th July 2007, 12:52 am
3rd July 2007
Cobh Ramblers 1
Graham Cummins 66
Derry City 2
Gareth McGlynn 65
Kevin McHugh 76
St. Colman's Park
Watched by new manager John Roberston, Derry City played their final game in this spell of Peter Hutton's management career as they continued their quest for a third League Cup on the spin. The Candystripes will be the only side from outside Dublin in the semi-finals of this season's League Cup after they held on to beat Cobh Ramblers 2-1 at Saint Colman's Park.
Both sides had chances in what was ultimately a scoreless first half. Ruadhri Higgins had hammered an early shot against the Cobh crossbar before Shane Guthrie headed not far off target from an Alan Carey set-piece.
The deadlock was broken on 65 minutes as Gareth McGlynn guided the ball home for his second goal in two games. Kevin Deery had sent in the initial ball with McGlynn getting the vital touch.
The lead lasted less than a full minute though as Cobh levelled through Graham Cummins. The Cobh striker got in on the end of John Kearney's through ball to slot in.
Derry didn't crumble under the pressure of conceding so quickly and snatched the winner on 75 minutes. Deery again caused Cobh problems and Kevin McHugh nipped in to fire home what proved to be the winner.
obh Ramblers : O'Keeffe, Carey, Meade, Murray, Guthrie, Barrett, O'Neill (Mulconry 80), Kearney, Cummins, O'Shea, Cambridge.
Derry City : Jennings, McCallion, Hargan, Hutton, Deery, Farren, Molloy, Higgins, McGlynn, Hynes (Beckett 70), McHugh.