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Rob Cornwall celebrates with team-mates at Dalymount Park on Friday.
Rob Cornwall celebrates with team-mates at Dalymount Park on Friday.
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Woe continues for hapless Seagulls as Bohemians dish out six goal thrashing

Keith Long’s side put struggling Bray Wanderers to the sword with a landslide win in Phibsborough.
Jul 20th 2018, 9:58 PM 4,153 3

Bohemians 6

Bray Wanderers 0

Brendan Graham reports from Dalymount Park

A DREAM DEBUT from Daniel Kelly helped Bohemians to a 6-0 victory over Bray Wanderers in a dominant display in Dalymount Park on Friday evening.

The home fans were barely in their seats and Keith Ward had the ball in the back of the net but the Bohemians player was judged to be offside by the linesman early doors.

Four minutes later Bohemians took the lead through debutant Kelly in what proved to be a perfect start for both the forward and the home side.

Dragos Mamaliga and Andy Lyons Bray's Dragos Mamaliga and Andy Lyons of Bohemians. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

The early strike gave the hosts an early shot in the arm as they dominated the early proceedings with playmaker Ward and Dinny Corcoran having chances to increase the their side’s lead.

Kelly added his second on the night when he showed fantastic composure to slot the ball into the far corner past goalkeeper Evan Moran when Keith Ward’s initial effort was blocked.

Striker Corcoran had the home side 3-0 to the good on the half hour mark, converting a penalty from the spot after Ward was hauled down inside the box when through on goal.

Kevin Devaney got in the action for the Gypsies just minutes before the half time whistle. A superb long distance curler nestling into the far corner of the net.

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Rob Cornwall celebrates scoring a goal with Kevin Devaney Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Those who were late to their seats at the start of the game may have missed two goals on the night as defender Rob Cornwall gave Bohs their fifth with a headed effort just two minutes after the break.

Corcoran was denied his second of the night from the penalty spot with Bray goalkeeper Moran making a fantastic save at full stretch to keep the deficit at five.

With ten minutes to go substitute Christian Magerusan got the sixth for the Dublin club, as he connected with a swinging half volley to get his league campaign up and running.

Keith Long’s side now leapfrog Sligo Rovers for the time being into seventh, with struggling Bray remaining bottom of the league nine points adrift of Limerick.

Bohemians: Shane Supple, Darragh Leahy, Dan Casey, Rob Cornwall (Dan Casey 65), Kevin Devaney, Keith Buckley, Andy Lyons, JJ Lunney, Keith Ward (Ian Morris 85), Daniel Kelly (Christian Magerusan 72), Dinny Corcoran

Bray Wanderers: Evan Moran, Conor Kenna, Paul O’Conor, Sean Heany, Jake Kelly (Darragh Noone 63), Rhys Gorman, Gary McCabe, Dylan Hayes (Jake Ellis 70), Sean Harding, Dragos Mamaliga (Calvin Rogers 63), Ger Pender

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