Saturday 10 December 2016

'Magic' formula has Bray firing again

Bray Wanderers 4 Limerick 0

Jamie Moore

Published 13/04/2015 | 02:30

Bray had lost their first five matches before manager Alan Mathews, pictured, resigned (SPORTSFILE)
Bray had lost their first five matches before manager Alan Mathews, pictured, resigned (SPORTSFILE)
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Bray Wanderers' caretaker manager Maciej 'Magic' Tarnogrodzki expects to be in charge for their game in Derry on Friday unless circumstances change this week, but says how long for is a question for the club's owners.

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Bray had lost their first five matches before manager Alan Mathews resigned. They failed to score a goal in any of those games, but have scored seven in their last two under Tarnogrodzki.

They followed up last Saturday's win against Sligo with a comprehensive win over bottom club Limerick on Saturday night, thanks to second-half goals from Adam Hanlon, Emeka Onwubiko, David Cassidy and Graham Kelly.

"It's not easy to change things very quickly when you come in, I've been coaching for a while and I just do the same things I do at the under-age level with the first team," said Tarnogrodzki.

The Bray U-19 manager has been in charge of the first team since Mathews' departure.

After facing Derry, Bray host Shamrock Rovers.

"At the moment, it's on a weekly basis, I'm going to prepare the team next week for our game in Derry. I'm in charge for next week unless something changes, but the future is a question for the owners," Tarnogrodzki added.

Bray took the lead in the 55th minute from a quick counter-attack, which was finished by Hanlon.

Sub Onwubiko got a second six minutes later before Cassidy and Kelly completed the rout.

Limerick are still without a win after seven matches. The magic formula continues for Bray, who are ninth. Roddy Collins and Mick Cooke are among the favourites to take over at the Carlisle Grounds.

Bray Wanderers - McGuinness; Barker, McNally, Douglas, O'Reilly; Hanlon, Kelly, McEvoy (Gallagher, 76), McGlynn; Cassidy (Lyons, 85); McDonagh (Owubiko, 53).

Limerick - O'Donnell; Harding, P O'Connor, Price, Williams; Turner (Mann, 60), P O'Conor (Hughes, 91), Duggan, Rainsford (Hanlon, 60); Russell; Clarke.

Ref - Anthony Buttimer (Cork).

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