Wednesday 20 November 2019

Dinny Corcoran bags four goals as Bohemians enjoy rout in Bray

Bray Wanderers 0 Bohemians 5

30 September 2018; Dinny Corcoran of Bohemians celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Semi-Final match between Bohemians and Cork City at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
30 September 2018; Dinny Corcoran of Bohemians celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Semi-Final match between Bohemians and Cork City at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Dinny Corcoran’s Indian sign over relegated Bray continued at the Carlisle Grounds as Bohs won for the fifth straight Premier Division game on the road.

Three of the striker’s six league goals had previously come against Wanderers this season.

But he matched that tally at the Carlisle Grounds with a first half hat-trick minutes as the visitors blitzed their opponents who slumped their tenth successive defeat in all competitions.

Then went one better by making 5-0 midway through the second period.

With just eight minutes gone in the clock, Keith Ward’s slide rule pass released the striker to beat the offside. He rounded the advancing Mark O’Connor before slotting into an empty net.

It became 2-0 just three minutes later. Corcoran exchanged passes with former Seagull Keith Buckley for the 29-year-old to sweep in from close range.

It got even better for the away outfit by the 25th minute. Buckley released Kevin Devaney down the left channel to fire low past O’Connor from 15-yards.

Six minutes before the interval, a superb team move saw Ward again the provider as he played in Corcoran whose low effort went through O’Connor’s grasp.

Ward claimed his third assist of the contest in the 66th minute as Corcoran netted his tenth top-flight goal this term.

Bray Wanderers: O’Connor; Gibbons, Heaney, Kenna, Lynch; Hayes (Harding half time), O’Conor, Gorman (Sullivan half time), Noone; Pender (Jake Kelly half time); Ellis.

Bohemians: Supple; Pender, Casey, Byrne, Kirk; Lunney, Buckley; Daniel Kelly (Grant 66), Ward (Stokes 71), Devaney; Corcoran (Magerusan 71).

Referee: Graham Kelly (Cork).

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