Thursday 27 April 2017

Bohs battled back from two down to beat Bray

Bohemians 3 Bray Wanderers 2

Bohemians players from left, George Poynton, Dinny Corcoran, and Keith Ward celebrate Dinny Corcoran's goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Bohemians and Bray Wanderers at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Bohemians players from left, George Poynton, Dinny Corcoran, and Keith Ward celebrate Dinny Corcoran's goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Bohemians and Bray Wanderers at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
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Dinny Corcoran scored twice as Bohs came from 2-0 down to get their first points of the season in a five-goal Dalymount Park thriller. Bohs dominated the first half with Keith Ward central to their attacking threat.

Bohs dominated the first half with Keith Ward central to their attacking threat.

Winger Ward drew a terrific save from Peter Cherrie with a drive from distance on 12 minutes before cracking a 43rd minute free kick off the Bray ’keeper’s bar.

But Bray then punished bad defending to take the lead three minutes into the second half when John Sullivan tapped home a Gary McCabe corner.

Two minutes later Dylan Connolly punished a defensive mistake by Bohs skipper Derek Pender to shoot Bray further ahead. Corcoran (pictured) led the revival when slotting home from Jamie Doyle’s through ball on 53 minutes.

The impressive Ward then drilled home the equaliser on 70 minutes from Corcoran’s through ball.

Corcoran then won it on 79 minutes. Doyle again provided the assist for his strike partner to slot the ball to the corner of the net past Cherrie.

BOHEMIANS – Supple; Pender, Byrne, Cornwall, Fitzgerald; Kavanagh, Poynton, Morris, Ward (Gannon, 82); Corcoran, Doyle.

BRAY WDRS: Cherrie; Douglas, Kenna, Clancy, Lynch; Sullivan, Buckley (Brennan, 82); Greene (Moore, 80), McCabe (Aherne, 85), Connolly; Flood.

REF – Rob Hennessy (Clare).

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