Bray Wanderers 1 (Clancy 21) Bohemian FC 2 (Corcorcan 28, 45)
Premier Division, Carlisle Grounds, 19 May 2017.
Wanderers lined up without the suspended duo of Gary McCabe and Mark Salmon. Kevin Lynch returned at left full after a two month absence through injury. Jason Marks returned to the starting X1 after missing last week’s win over Finn Harps through suspension.
After just five minutes, Kevin Lynch fed Dylan Connolly who’s shot was turned around the post by Supple. Former Wanderers under 19 player Oscar Brennan forced Cherrie into saving with his foot on twenty minutes. A minute later Wanderers broke away and Supple was forced to save from Aaron Greene.
Wanderers took the lead on 21 minutes. Kevin Lynch’s corner on the right was only cleared to Connolly who crossed for Tim Clancy to head to the net. Bohemians were level on 28 minutes when Keith Ward’s cross found Dinny Corcoran and he looped the ball over Cherrie.
A minute before the break Bohemians too the lead when Kavanagh played Ward in down the left and he went past Cherrie and went down but Corcorcan was on hand to fire the loose ball to the net.
In the second period Wanderers created most of the chances with Jason Marks and Karl Moore both forcing Supple into saves. Ger Pender headed just wide with minutes remaining following a cross from Keith Buckley on the right. In the final minute, Anto Flood set up Greene but Supple dived low to deflect the bal out for a corner.
Bray Wanderers: Peter Cherrie; Keith Buckley, Conor Kenna, Tim Clancy, Kevin Lynch, Karl Moore; Jason Marks, John Sullivan; Ryan Brennan, Dylan Connolly; Aaron Greene. Subs: Derek Foran, Conor Earley, Ger Pender (for Moore 74), Anthony Flood (for Marks 60), Mark Robinson, Alan Kehoe (for Lynch 85), Lee Steacy (gk).
Bohemians: Shane Supple; Derek Pender, Daniel Byrne, Rob Cornwall, Ian Morris; Fuad Sule; George Poynton, Oscar Brennan, Keith Ward, Patrick Kavanagh; Dinny Corcoran. Subs: Lorcan Fitzgerald (for Poynton 70), Philip Gannon (for Ward 85), Kaleem Simon, Greg Murray (gk), Dylan Hayes (for Sule 92), Stephen Nolan, Jamie Hamilton.
Referee: Jim McKell
Report: Michael Duffy