Dinny Corcoran 8, 11, 39, 68

Kevin Devaney 25


Carlisle Grounds
19 Oct 2018

A brace of early goals courtesy of Dinny Corcoran and marked, it must be said, by slack defending, killed off whatever meaningful competitive edge there might have been to this encounter.

A third, netted midway through the first half by Kevin Devaney, was icing on the cake, a garnish usually spoken of towards the end of a match.

Bray's shape, which wasn't giving them much in the way of a dividend in any case, seemed to get badly bent before the interval, and there was little surprise when Corcoran found the net again to complete his hat-trick with half the game still to play.

Bray boss Gary Cronin went "all-in" after the break, making his three substitutions before the second half started, and the Seagulls indeed looked somewhat more aggressive in the early part of the second period.

The Gypsies should have claimed a fifth score just after the hour when any one of four players might have walked the ball into the net with Bray keeper Mark O'Connor well outside the six-yard box.

And while they probably no longer really needed it, the Bohemians' attacks looked anything but convincing in their second-last ball.

Nobody, however, seemed to have told Corcoran, who brought the total to five midway through the second half with minimum opposition and the assistance once more of Keith Ward's cross.

The Seagulls' second-half performance probably deserved at least a consolation goal, but - as goals have been throughout the season - it remained stubbornly out of reach.

Mícheál Ó hUanacháin

Bray Wanderers: 40 Mark O'Connor; 15 Darragh Gibbons, 5 Seán Heaney, 4 Conor Kenna (c), 3 Kevin Lynch; 14 Rhys Gorman, 6 Paul O'Conor; 12 Dylan Hayes, 22 Darragh Noone; 9 Gerald Pender; 24 Jake Ellis
Subs: 8 John Sullivan (for Gorman H/T), 11 Jake Kelly (for Pender H/T), 16 Glen Hollywood, 25 Cian Walsh, 27 Dragos Mamaliga, 31 Seán Harding (for Hayes H/T), 29 Evan Moran (gk)
Bohemians: 1 Shane Supple; 2 Derek Pender (c) , 6 Dan Byrne, 4 Dan Casey, 23 Patrick Kirk; 16 Keith Buckley, 19 JJ Lunney; 27 Daniel Kelly, 10 Keith Ward, 11 Kevin Devaney ; 9 Dinny Corcoran
Subs: 8 Robbie McCourt, 12 Danny Grant (for Kelly 67), 15 Oscar Brennan, 17 Cristian Magerusan (for Corcoran 71), 18 Ian Morris, 25 Colin McCabe (gk), 28 Eoghan Stokes (for Ward 71)
Referee: Graham Kelly

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