Kieran Waters’s brace helps Bray Wanderers to impressive win at Cork City
Visitors claim fourth win of the season
John Mulroy got Bray Wanderer’s second goal against Cork City. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Cork City 1 Bray Wanderers 3: A pair of second-half goal from Kieran Waters gave Bray Wanderers their fourth league win of the season as they overcame Cork City at Turner’s Cross last night. The victory, only their second away from home, moves them five points clear of bottom side Shelbourne and level on 11 with UCD.
Bray could not have wished for a better start, as they went ahead with their first attack inside two minutes. Right-winger Ismahil Akinade, who was dangerous all night, made a surging run into home territory and though his low shot was saved by Mark McNulty, midfielder John Mulroy was on hand to tuck the loose ball home from close range.
Cork began to assert themselves as a host of chances were created. Denis Behan and Danny Morrisey had chances while twice Bray had to rely on Gary Dempsey to make good challenges in the area before half-time.
Just as Bray had scored early in the first half, in the second period it was Cork who netted within two minutes, Gearóid Morrissey with a low finish, the goal coming from Ian Turner’s cross.
Behan and Turner almost put Cork in front, but midway through the second half Bray forged ahead again as the hosts lost ball cheaply, allowing Dempsey to pick out Waters, who curled a shot past McNulty.
Cork huffed and puffed after that, but bar a fierce Colin Healy shot blocked by Jason Byrne, they never threatened, and in injury time Waters wrapped up the win.