Cork City hit Bray for four to increase pressure on league leaders Dundalk

Gearóid Morrissey, Gavan Holohan, Seán Maguire and Stephen Dooley were on target for John Caulfield’s side.

Seán Maguire (right) was on target from the penalty spot.
Seán Maguire (right) was on target from the penalty spot.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Cork City 4

Bray Wanderers 0

A SECOND BIG win in the space of five days has moved Cork City to within a point of Dundalk at the top of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, with Bray Wanderers seen off without fuss at Turner’s Cross tonight.

Following the 5-2 victory at home to Longford Town on Friday, the Rebel Army maintained that form and never looked like being denied the three points to leave them within touching distance of the Lilywhites, though with a game more played.

Midfielder Gearoid Morrissey got things going in the 13th minute, producing a good low finish from outside the penalty area, and five minutes before half-time they were two to the good, Gavan Holohan getting on the end of Kevin O’Connor’s cross from the left.

Bray’s best chance of the opening half had been when Mark Salmon had forced Mark McNulty into a good save, but they found themselves three behind just five minutes into the second half, Kenny Browne heading home from Stephen Dooley’s corner.

Dooley was involved in the fourth two minutes later too as he was pulled back for a penalty, which Seán Maguire netted. John Caulfield’s side might have won by more, but the points were safe long before the end.

CORK CITY: Mark McNulty; Steven Beattie, Alan Bennett, Kenny Browne (Dave Mulcahy 60), Kevin O’Connor; Garry Buckley, Gearóid Morrissey (Colin Healy 60); Karl Sheppard, Gavan Holohan, Stephen Dooley; Seán Maguire (Mark O’Sullivan 65).

BRAY WANDERERS: Peter Cherrie; Hugh Douglas, Conor Kenna, Darragh Noone, Kevin Lynch (Alan Kehoe 63); Mark Salmon, John Sullivan; Karl Moore, Darragh Noone (Jason Marks 84), Dylan Connolly; Chris Lyons (Ger Pender 63).

Referee: Tomás Connolly (Dublin).

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