FAI Cup SF
Date: 2 p.m. Oct. 4, 2015
Venue: Carlisle Grounds
Att: 2,173
TV:

Scored: 60'
- Danny Morrissey 60'



FAI Cup Report: Bray Wanderers 0 - 1 Cork City

Sun, Oct 04 2015

Credit: Al Robinson

 
Cork City earned a place in the final of the 2015 FAI Senior Cup, courtesy of Danny Morrissey's crucial goal against Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds on Sunday afternoon.

The young City forward was a constant menace to the Bray defence with his quick pace and he got the game's winning goal on the hour mark. He was sent clear on goal after a flick from Gary Buckley. Morrissey did the rest by beating Peter Cherrie to the ball and finishing into the bottom left hand corner.
 
Overall, Cork did enough to win the game and they probably should have scored more goals. They made hard work for themselves though and if it wasn't for a late save from Mark McNulty to deny an Emeka Onwubiko shot, this tie could have gone to a replay.

After what was a rather dull opening to the game, Cork started to impose their authority on proceedings and in the 27th minute, they had a great chance to go in front. Karl Sheppard blazed over the bar from close range, after Ross Gaynor picked him out after his own shot was originally saved by Cherrie.

 
Bray were a threat on the counter attack all throughout the game, but in the end they just didn't create enough in the final third to cause the Leesiders major problems. 

Chris Lyons was probably their biggest attacking threat, but he and his Wanderers team mates will think that they could have taken the game to a replay. Late on, Graham Kelly's shot went just wide while substitute Onwubiko was also a late threat.
 
As the second half wore on, Cork had a great chance to add to their lead, when John O'Flynn's header from a Buckley cross from the left was tipped over by Cherrie.
 
Cork have now ensured that the top two sides in the Premier Division will face off in the decider at the Aviva Stadium on November the 8th, after Dundalk's semi final victory over Longford Town on Friday. It promises to be a cracker of a game and should be a fantastic advert for domestic Irish football.
 
 
Bray Wanderers:  Peter Cherrie; Hugh Douglas, Alan McNally, Niall Cooney, Michael Barker; Graham Kelly, Luke Fitzpatrick (David Scully, 75), Ryan McEvoy; Adam Hanlon (Emeka Onwubiko, 80), Adam Wixted (Peter McGlynn, 66), Chris Lyons.

Subs Not Used: Sean Fogarty, Adam Mitchell, Luke Gallagher, Daniel O'Reilly.
 
Bookings: Hugh Douglas (21), Michael Barker (73).
 
 
Cork City: Mark McNulty; John Dunleavy, Alan Bennett, Darren Dennehy, Ross Gaynor;  Liam Miller (Gavan Holohan, 82 ), Dan Murray; Billy Dennehy (Kevin O'Connor, 76 ), Gary Buckley, Karl Sheppard; Danny Morrissey (John O'Flynn, 62).
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Subs Not Used:   Alan Smith, Michael McSweeney, Mark O'Sullivan, Liam Kearney.

Booked: Ross Gaynor (59), Karl Sheppard (85).

 

Referee: Neil Doyle.

Attendance: 2,173.

ExtraTime.ie Man of the Match: Danny Morrissey (Cork City).

 

 



Bray Wanderers
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Michael Barker
73Booked: 73'
Defender
Niall Cooney
Defender
Hugh Douglas
21Booked: 21'
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
Luke Fitzpatrick
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Midfielder
Adam Hanlon
80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Midfielder
Graham Kelly
Midfielder
Ryan McEvoy
Midfielder
Adam Wixted
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Midfielder
Chris Lyons
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Fogarty
Goalkeeper
Luke Gallagher
Midfield
Peter McGlynn
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Midfield
Adam Mitchell
Defender
Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
Emeka Onwubiko
80'
80Subbed On: 80'
Forward
David Scully
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Ross Gaynor
Defender
59Booked: 59'
John Dunleavy
Defender
Darren Dennehy
Defender
Alan Bennett
Defender
Dan Murray
Midfielder
Liam Miller
Midfielder 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
Karl Sheppard
Forward
85Booked: 85'
Danny Morrissey
Forward
60Scored: 60'
62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Billy Dennehy
Forward 76'
76Subbed Off: 76'

Substitutes
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper
Mark O'Sullivan
Forward
John O'Flynn
Forward
62Subbed On: 62'
62'
Kevin O'Connor
Defender
76Subbed On: 76'
76'
Michael McSweeney
Defender
Liam Kearney
Midfield
Gavan Holohan
Midfield
82Subbed On: 82'
82'


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