Bray Wanderers caught at the post by Cork City
City snatch unlikely win late on
Bray Wanderer’s David Webster challenges Ian Turner of Cork during their Premier League clash at the Carlisle Grounds. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho
Bray Wanderers 1 Cork City 2
Cork City enjoyed a reversal of fortunes as they struck twice late on to steal all three points from Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds.
Winger Kevin Knight’s first goal of the season looked to have earned the Seagulls their first triumph since the opening day but Tommy Dunne’s side netted on 87 and 93 minutes to poach a scarcely-deserved three points.
Ian Turner steered home a penalty in the 87th minute and then, on 93 minutes, Quigley blocked Turner’s drive only for Shane Duggan to force the rebound over the goal-line.
Kevin Knight had powered a header past Mark McNulty in the 25th minute to give the Seagulls the lead for just the second time all season.
There were 25 minutes on the clock when Eoin Hyland flung in a cross that former Leicester City youngster Knight drove home with his forehead.
Jet-heeled winger Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters then gave the Carlisle Grounds woodwork a thorough examination as he thumped it twice in four minutes.
The crossbar was first to take the test as the 22-year old collected Hyland’s pass before waltzing in off the right and letting rip. McNulty was well beaten but the ball slapped the top of the crossbar and went behind.
Waters then collected a pass from Mulroy and attempted to sneak his low left-footed shot into the bottom corner but the foot of the post spat the ball back into play.
The visitors almost suffered a self-inflicted wound in the 63rd minute. Webster’s clearance was headed into Byrne’s path by Kalen Spillane but the striker slammed wide under pressure from John Dunleavy.
And Dunleavy could have endeared himself further to the travelling support but the centre half’s 68th minute header from Ian Turner’s corner kick crashed back off Darren Quigley’s post.
The Turner’s Cross men piled pressure on the Wicklow outfit and they got their reward when Kavanagh’s shot struck the arm of Webster and Turner struck the resultant spot kick past Quigley.
But their delight turned to euphoria when Duggan seized upon a rebound and snatched the most unlikely victory for the Munster club.
BRAY WANDERERS: Quigley; Hyland, Webster, Malone, Earley; Waters (O’Neill 57) (Doyle 79), Zambra, Dempsey, Knight; Mulroy; Byrne (Akinade 84).
CORK CITY: McNulty; Dunleavy, Dennehy, Spillane, Murphy; Turner, G. Morrissey (D. Morrissey 61), Healy, Duggan, D. Horgan (Rundle 67); Behan (Kavanagh 78).
Referee: Tom Connolly (Dublin).