Keane sees Healy make mark
Bray Wds 0 Cork City 2
Exactly 12 years to the day since he left Saipan, Roy Keane watched Colin Healy lead Cork to all three points at a rain-soaked Carlisle Grounds.
In a bizarre twist, Keane saw the player who was scheduled to replace him for the 2002 World Cup finals strike the free-kick and penalty that decided the contest which keeps the Leesiders second.
Healy's 25-yard free in the 18th minute squirmed under the body of the diving Stephen McGuinness off the wet surface, hit the foot of an upright and went in off the back of the goalkeeper.
That wasn't the only major talking point. The match was only 11 minutes old when both teams were reduced to 10 men as both Bray striker David Scully and Cork winger Billy Dennehy were sent off following an apparent off-the-ball altercation.
In a game of few chances, Cork sub Rob Leahane spurned a second-half header and a one-on-one with McGuinness to add to their lead.
Then in the 89th minute, Leahane robbed Adam Mitchell who brought down the striker in the box.
Mitchell was duly shown the red card by referee James McKell before Healy stepped up to convert the penalty.
Bray Wanderers – McGuinness; Cooney, Webster, Mitchell, Maloney (McGlynn half time); Zambra (Shane Byrne 70), Graham Kelly; Scully, Cassidy, Hanlon; Akinade (O'Neill 70).
Cork City – McNulty; Dunleavy, Darren Dennehy, Murray, Davoren; Healy, Morrissey; Kearney (Leahane 62), Buckley (O'Leary 80), Billy Dennehy; O'Sullivan (Kavanagh 79).
REF – J McKell (Tipperary).