Cork City 5 Bray Wanderers 1
Turners Cross, Premier Division, 26 October 2018
Wanderers were unchanged from the starting team that defeated Derry City four days earlier. City took the lead after 21 minutes when Kieran Sadlier headed home Barry McNamee’s cross from close rang. Morrissey added the second just before the half hour, firing low past Moran.
Sadlier made it 3-0 when his shot went in off the post. Barry McNamee added a fourth before the half time break when he fired a loose ball into the roof of the net from close range.
Sadlier completed his hat-trick two minutes into the second half when he fired home from Griffin’s pass. Wanderers pulled a goal back immediately when Jake Ellis got in behind the Cork defence and fired low under McNulty.
17-year-old Cian Maher came off the bench late on for his debut. Cian became the seventh SJ.B Academy player to make their first team debut for Bray Wanderers in the 2018 season.
Cork City: 1 Mark McNulty; 3 Alan Bennett, 20 Shane Griffin, 8 Conor McCormack, 29 Sean McLoughlin; 26 Garry Buckley, 10 Steven Beattie, 25 Barry McNamee, 6 Gearoid Morrissey, 11 Kieran Sadlier; 9 Graham Cummins
Subs: 5 Aaron Barry (for Morrissey 55), 7 Jimmy Keohane, 13 Peter Cherrie (gk), 17 Damien Delaney, 18 Ronan Coughlan, 21 Conor McCarthy (for Beattie 56), 24 Cian Murphy (for Buckley H/T)
Bray Wanderers: 29 Evan Moran; 31 Sean Harding, 5 Sean Heaney, 4 Conor Kenna, 3 Kevin Lynch; 8 John Sullivan, 6 Paul O’Conor; 25 Cian Walsh, 22 Darragh Noone, 24 Jake Ellis; 9 Gerald Pender
Subs: 11 Jake Kelly (for Ellis 70), 12 Dylan Hayes, 14 Rhys Gorman (for Noone 85), 15 Darragh Gibbons, 30 Jamie Crilly, 32 Cian Maher (for Harding 75), 40 Mark O’Connor (gk)
Referee: Sean Grant
Match Report: Michael Duffy