City stroll past Bray with four-goal win

City stroll past Bray with four-goal win
Cork’s Garry Buckley celebrates City's second goal against Bray tonight. Pic: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Cork City 4 Bray Wanderers 0 

Cork City made it eight home league wins in a row this season as they sauntered past Bray Wanderers at Turner’s Cross tonight.

The league champions never looked troubled against the bottom-of-the-table Seagulls, with Jimmy Keohane opening the scoring inside three minutes as he fired home from Barry McNamee’s good pass.

Settled by the early goal, City should have pushed on but were somewhat wasteful with their opportunities.

While they were rarely troubled, Bray did have a chance of an equaliser around the half-hour mark but defender Seán Heaney, unmarked from a Gary McCabe free kick, headed wide.

Just before half-time, City doubled their lead through defender Seán McLoughlin, who half-volleyed home after the impressive Garry Buckley had kept a McNamee corner alive, and the Rebel Army continued to dominate after the restart.

Kieran Sadlier could have made it 3-0 after a scuffed clearance by Bray goalkeeper Evan Moran only to shoot over, but the third did arrive when Cummins netted from close range after Evan Moran palmed a Sadlier cross out from under his crossbar.

Sub Karl Sheppard almost scored immediately after coming on, just failing to meet a Sadlier cross, but it was Sheppard who was responsible for setting up the fourth, providing the cross from Garry Buckley to head home.

See tomorrow's Evening Echo for full coverage and reaction.

CORK CITY: McNulty; Horgan, McCarthy, McLoughlin (Barry 76), Griffin; McCormack, Keohane; McNamee (Sheppard 65), Buckley, Sadlier; Cummins (O’Hanlon 65).

BRAY WANDERERS: Moran; Hayes, Kenna (Gibbons 79), Heaney, Lynch; O’Conor, McCabe (Pender 69); Kelly (Flynn 83), McKenna, Galvin; Coughlan.

Referee: D MacGrath (Mayo).

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