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Bray stun Sligo with 4-0 rout to move off bottom of the table

Four second-half goals saw the Seagulls cruise to victory at the Carlisle Grounds.

Bray's Andrew Lewis celebrates a late goal.
Bray's Andrew Lewis celebrates a late goal.
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Bray Wanderers 4

Sligo Rovers 0

BRAY WANDERERS STORMED off the foot of the Premier Division table as they captured their first league success in some style.

The Seagulls awoke after a tame first period to rout Sligo Rovers 4-0 courtesy of goals from Ryan Brennan, Karl Moore, Andrew Lewis and an own goal from Regan Donelon.

The opener arrived on 49 minutes and it was well crafted as Lewis controlled a long ball and guided it into Brennan’s path and he smashed it past Ciaran Nugent, who will be disappointed with his efforts.

Gavin Peers then missed a long ball on 60 minutes to allow Dean Kelly to collect it and lay it inside to Moore who grabbed his first Bray goal as he coolly dummied inside two players before slotting home.

Curtis Murphy’s 66th-minute corner was glanced in at the near post past his own goalkeeper by Donelon to kill off any lingering Sligo hopes. And the icing on the cake was applied by the impressive Lewis as Moore’s free kick struck him and he reacted quickest to lash home with five minutes to play.

The victory elevates Wanderers to 10th while the Bit O’Red drop to 11th.

BRAY: Peter Cherrie; Hugh Douglas, Alan McNally, Conor Kenna (c), Curtis Murphy (Gareth McDonagh, 84); Karl Moore, Mark Salmon (Alan Byrne, 6), Ryan Brennan, Jason Marks; Dean Kelly (Ger Pender, 80), Andrew Lewis.

SLIGO: Ciaran Nugent; Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Gavin Peers, Tim Clancy (Michael Leahy, 44), Regan Donelon; Jordan Richards (John Russell, 73), Craig Roddan, Jimmy Keohane; Kieran Sadlier; Liam Martin, Chris Lyons (Raffaele Cretaro, 62).

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