Lyons catalyst for Bray
Bray Wanderers 3-1 Bohemians
Chris Lyons equalised and then set up a terrific second goal for Peter McGlynn as Bray beat Bohemians in a dress rehearsal of their FAI Cup third-round clash this Friday.
Though the better side for large parts of the first half, Bray had to come from behind to go in level at the interval.
Bohs snatched the lead against the run of play from a 19th-minute corner that Peter Cherrie could only punch away. The ball was returned back into the area where midfielder Robbie Creevy was unmarked to head home.
A controversial penalty three minutes later brought Bray an equaliser when Eoin Wearen was harshly adjudged to have fouled Lyons, who drove the spot-kick to the roof of the net. Dave Scully added Bray's third goal on 93 minutes, collecting Gareth McDonagh's pass to rifle to the top corner.
Bray Wanderers - Cherrie; Douglas, McNally, Cooney, Barker; Sullivan; McGlynn (Scully, 70), Kelly, McEvoy, Cassidy; Lyons (McDonagh, 85).
Bohemians - Delany; Hayes, Lopes, Best, Fitzgerald; Kavanagh, Wearen (Dillon, 33), Creevy (Mulcahy, h-t), Kelly; O'Brien; J. Byrne (Akinade, 59).
Ref - R Rogers (Dublin)