Saturday 25 May 2019

Keegan brace piles on misery for Bray

St Patrick's Ath 5 Bray Wanderers 0

Jake Keegan of St. Patrick's Athletic. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Jake Keegan of St. Patrick's Athletic. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile Sportsdesk

Jake Keegan scored twice as St Patrick's Athletic eased to their biggest win of the season against hapless Bray Wanderers at Richmond Park.

Victory edges St Pat's up to fifth place as Bray remain rooted six points adrift at the foot of the table.

Unchanged from their unlucky defeat in Derry last week, dominant St Pat's were ahead on 17 minutes. Owen Garvan and Keegan worked the ball to captain Ian Bermingham on the overlap down the left.

Ryan Brennan got his head to the cross with Keegan arriving to get the final touch for his first goal for the club.

In total control, Pat's stretched their lead on 36 minutes when Conan Byrne's corner was met by central defender Kevin Toner whose header was merely helped into the net by a defender.

It was 3-0 four minutes before the interval when Conor Kenna upended Dean Clarke inside the area with Byrne blasting the penalty down the middle.

Pat's extended their lead on 58 minute, Garvan's sublime ball playing Keegan through to finish with a rising shot to the net.

Three minutes later it was 5-0.This time Jamie Lennon split the Bray defence to play Clarke through to round goalkeeper Aaron Dillon before sliding the ball home.

St Pat's Ath - Murphy; Madden, Desmond, Toner, Bermingham; Lennon, Garvan; C Byrne, R Brennan (Kelly, 60), Clarke (Doona, 73); Keegan (Fagan, 60).

Bray Wdrs - Dillon; Douglas, Kenna, Heaney, McGovern; O'Conor, Sullivan (McKenna, 63); D Kelly (Galvin, h-t), Noone (J Kelly, h-t), Greene; McCabe.

Ref- R Matthews (Longford)

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