Date Time League Season
9 July 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Late brace earns Bray draw with Cork

Bray Wanderers made a superb comeback to deliver a 2-2 draw against Cork City at Turners Cross tonight.

A brace from Cian Murphy had the hosts leading 2-0 by the 55th minute; but Wanderers dug deep late on.

Darren Craven grabbed their first goal in the 84th minute.

This was followed up with a decisive 95th minute strike from Andrew Quinn for the visitors; after they looked destined for defeat.

Murphy gave the home side an early lead when the ball was put across the box by Beineon O’Brien-Whitmarsh. All the striker had to do was hit the target and he passed the ball home.

Cork controlled the game for the first 15 minutes and Bray ‘keeper Brian Maher was forced into an excellent save from an O’Brien-Whitmarsh strike after 12 minutes.

It was then Bray’s turn to have a bit of possession and they created a few chances but were denied on a couple of occasions through some great goalkeeping from Mark McNulty.

Both sides had some decent chances but it was easy to see that both ‘keepers were in good form with some wonderful saves being made.

Cork looked the better side going into half-time but Bray had moments when they looked dangerous.

The Rebel Army came out of the traps flying in the second half.

O’Brien-Whitmarsh had a great chance but he failed to connect with the ball properly and his attempted chip was easily dealt with by Maher.

Dylan Barnett was forced into a goal line clearance for Bray in the 54th minute and less than sixty seconds later Cork and Cian Murphy had their second goal.

The ball was looped across the box and landed on Murphy’s head as he nodded it into the net.

Bray gave themselves hope in the 84th minute when Craven rifled the ball in off the underside of the crossbar.

Five minutes of added time gave the away side more hope and their persistence paid off when a botched punch from Mark McNulty landed at the feet of Quinn who drove the ball into the bottom left corner drawing his side level.

A very disappointing result for Cork who looked certain for victory.

But a very impressive comeback for Bray who have now picked up eight points in four games.

  • FULL TIME: Cork City 2-2 Bray Wanderers

  • 95'

    Quinn draws Bray level late on

  • 95'

    GOAL for Bray

  • 90'

    Five minutes added time

  • 89'

    He is back on the pitch

  • 88'

    Beattie is down after a clash with Doyle

  • 84'

    Darren Craven with a great finish off the under side of the bar from close range

  • 84'

    GOAL for Bray

  • 74'

    Clifford is booked for a high foot

  • 69'

    A penalty shout for Cork is waved away by the referee as McGlade goes down in the area

  • 55'

    A great ball in and Murphy headed into the net

  • 55'

    GOAL for Cork

  • 54'

    Dylan Barnett makes a goal line clearance

  • 50'

    O'Brien-Whitmarsh with a great chance but his attempted chip did not come off

  • 46'

    Kavanagh strikes from distance and forces McNulty to parry

  • 46'

    Bray get the second half underway

  • The players are back on the pitch ahead of the second half

  • HALF-TIME: Cork City 1-0 Bray Wanderers

  • 47'

    McGlade goes through but can't keep his shot down

  • 45'

    McGlade's effort is on target but Brian Maher does extremely well to push it over

  • 44'

    Cork win a free kick in a dangerous position

  • 43'

    A strike from McGlade is tame and straight at Maher

  • 39'

    O'Brien-Whitmarsh receives a yellow for high foot

  • 37'

    Aaron Barry with a wonderful block from an O'Brien-Whitmarsh strike

  • 35'

    Quinn with a wonderful last ditch challenge

  • 31'

    Brian Maher with a great save from Morrissey and O'Brien-Whitmarsh cannot put the rebound in

  • 27'

    Alec Byrne with a strike from outside the box but goes well over the bar

  • 26'

    Conor Clifford's effort cannot beat the Cork wall

  • 25'

    Bray win a free kick in a dangerous position after a Coleman foul

  • 23'

    McNulty another cracking save at his near post

  • 19'

    Mark McNulty with a good diving save from a Craven effort

  • 14'

    A great ball across the face of goal from McGlade but no one is there to put it away

  • 12'

    Brian Maher with an excellent one on one save from O'Brien-Whitmarsh

  • 10'

    He is back on the pitch

  • 9'

    Coleman is down receiving attention

  • 8'

    O'Brien Whitmarsh has an effort deflected into the arms of Brian Maher

  • 5'

    Cian Murphy latches onto a ball that was put across the box by Whitmarsh and places it into the corner

  • 5'

    GOAL for Cork

  • 1'

    Cork get the game underway

  • The players are on the pitch ahead of kick-off

  • Less than thirty minutes to go until kick-off

  • The Bray team is also unchanged from their last game with new signings Daniel Jones and Sam Verdon on the bench

  • The Cork team is unchanged from their defeat to Treaty, Joe O'Brien-Whitmarsh and Cathal Heffernan feature on the bench for the first time

  • The team news will be in shortly

  • Bray are fifth in the league and come into tonight following a 2-1 win over Cobh Ramblers at home

  • Cork are currently in ninth place in the league and come into this one on the back of a 3-2 loss at home to Treaty United

  • Turners Cross is the venue for tonight's game

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of tonight's SSE Airtricity League First Division game between Cork City and Bray Wanderers

Cork City

1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
6Gearoid Morrissey Midfielder
7Dylan McGlade 3 Midfielder
8Cian Coleman Midfielder
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh 27 Forward 39'
10Steven Beattie Forward
16Alec Byrne Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley Forward
24Cian Murphy 2 Forward 5', 55'
25Gordon Walker Defender
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
13David Harrington Goalkeeper
2Uniss Kargbo 24 Defender
3Ronan Hurley 7 Defender
15Dale Holland Midfielder
21Oran Crowe Midfielder
26Jamie Wynne Forward
27Jack Walsh 9 Forward
30Joe O’Brien-Whitmarsh Midfielder
31Cathal Heffernan Defender

Bray Wanderers

1Brian Maher Goalkeeper
3Dylan Barnett Defender
4Andrew Quinn Defender 95'
5Aaron Barry Defender
6Conor Clifford Midfielder 74'
8Mark Byrne Midfielder
9Joe Doyle Forward
11Brandon Kavanagh Midfielder
14Richie O’Farrell 15 Midfielder
16Darren Craven Midfielder 84'
17Luka Lovic 28 Midfielder
25Kian Clarke Goalkeeper
10Gary Shaw Forward
12Dean O’Shea Defender
15Daniel Jones 14
18Sean Callan Defender
22Steven Kinsella Forward
23Glen Hollywood Midfielder
24Cian Maher Defender
28Sam Verdon 17 Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 6)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Cork City


Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland

A journalist with an interest in sports. BA in Multimedia Journalism from the University Of Wolverhampton.