By Gareth Danaher @garethdanaher
Victory for Cork at a scorching Carlisle Grounds moved City back 15 points clear at the top of the Premier Division. A crowd of 1,879 saw third take on first in a sun-drenched Carlisle Grounds.
Cork had the better of the early play with Sadlier creating some chances. However Bray also had their chances when Jason Marks sent in a long ball on four minutes to find the head of Salmon who’s effort just crept past the back post where Ryan Brennan was waiting to get the final touch.
In the 13th minute Cork broke the deadlock, as Seani Maguire rose highest to head home Steven Beattie’s cross which was swung in from the right.
Cork had the better of the first half while Bray were far better after the restart, with Greene latching onto Brennan’s neat pass only to blast it into the side netting.
With thirty minutes left Cork looked to finish the game out as Maguire out-paced two defenders before his shot came back off the post for substitue Achille Campion’s to hit, however his attempt was tipped over by Scottish shot stopper Cherrie.
A mistake by Bray captain Conor Kenna saw Cork double their lead in the 86th minute. His miss-hit clearance fell to the pacy Maguire who hit a low ball to the far post, where Jimmy Keohane was there to side-foot it into the net.
Bray remain in third with manager Harry Kenny stating afterwards that he’s hopeful the guarantee his players were looking for will be forthcoming this week.
“The investment is there according to the director’s of the club,” said Harry Kenny.
“The lads are just looking for a guarantee on that. I’m hoping that might materialise this week. I’m very optimistic. I’m told it’s there.”
Bray Wanderers: Cherrie, Buckley, Douglas, Kenna, Lynch, Salmon (Noone 71’), Sullivan, Brennan, McCabe, Marks, Greene.
Cork City: McNulty, Beattie, Bennett, Delaney, Griffin, McCormack, Buckley (Campion 60’), Sheppard (Ellis 88’), Keohane, Sadlier, Maguire (O’Mahony 90+2’)
Referee: Rob Harvey
Photo Credit: Doug Minihane