Bray Wanderers 0 Cork City 4
Carlisle Grounds, Premier Division, 30 March 2018
Wanderers made one change to the starting X1 from the team that was defeated by Bohemians the week previous. Andrew McGovern came in at left back in place of the injured Kevin Lynch. Hugh Douglas made his 100th appearance in all competitions for the club.
Cork took the lead after just eight minutes. Wanderers failed to clear from a McNamee free and Sean McLoughlin stabbed home from close range. Aaron Dillon was forced to save from Sadlier on 17 minutes.
Wanderers best chance of the half came on 27 minutes. Jake Kelly’s shot produced a great save from McNulty. Wanderers had shouts for a penalty just before the break when Daniel Kelly seem to be pushed over in the penalty area. Ben Connolly ignore the penalty claims.
Jake Kelly forced McNulty into another save early in the second half. Daniel Kelly went down again in the penalty area but Connolly waved play on.
Cork sealed the game with three goals inside a four-minute spell. McNamee drove low past Dillon on 65 minutes. Two minutes later Sadlier’s free kick ended up in the bray net after a slight deflection. Sadlier then made it four with a stunning strike on 68 minutes.
Bray Wanderers: 1 Aaron Dillon; 2 Hugh Douglas, 5 Sean Heaney, 4 Conor Kenna, 23 Andrew McGovern; 8 John Sullivan; 17 Daniel Kelly, 22 Darragh Noone, 21 Gary McCabe, 11 Jake Kelly; 10 Aaron Greene Subs: 6 Paul O’Conor (for Noone 68), 7 Cory Galvin (for J Kelly 72), 9 Gerald Pender, 16 Daniel McKenna, 19 Ronan Coughlan, 29 Evan Moran (gk)
Cork City: 1 Mark McNulty; 21 Conor McCarthy, 5 Aaron Barry, 29 Sean McLoughlin, 20 Shane Griffin; 8 Conor McCormack (c), 6 Gearoid Morrissey; 25 Barry McNamee, 7 Jimmy Keohane, 11 Kieran Sadlier; 9 Graham Cummins Subs: 13 Peter Cherrie (gk), 14 Tobi Adebayo-Rowling (for Griffin 76), 15 Michael Howard, 16 Josh O’Hanlon, 19 Karl Sheppard (for Keohane 59), 22 Colm Horgan (for McLoughlin 72), 26 Gary Buckley
Referee: Ben Connolly
Match Report: Michael Duffy