Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. June 12, 2015
Venue: Turners Cross
Att: 3,006

Mark O'Sullivan 29' -
Scored: 29'


Colin Healy 43' -
Red: 43'


Red: 43'
- Adam Mitchell 43'

Peno Miss: 72'
- David Cassidy 72'


League Preview: Cork City -v- Bray Wanderers

Thu, Jun 11 2015

Credit: Darragh Connolly

CORK CITY 

Cork City could go top of the League of Ireland Premier Division, joining Dundalk at the top of the table, should results go their way when they host Bray on Friday night at Turners Cross.

 

Cork will be fully aware that the visiting side have started to find some form, since they appointed Trevor Croly as manager a couple of weeks ago.

 

As well as this though, John Caulfield’s side know that Bray can be tough opponents to come up against.

 

It required a late goal from Kieran Djilali to beat the ten man Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds earlier in the season. While on the last occasion the sides faced each other in Turners Cross, they played out a 1-1 draw on the title run in.

 

Overall, City have been doing reasonably well this season, only losing once in the league and maintaining a relatively consistent run of results. They know full well that there is a long way to go in the season and there will of course be plenty of twists and turns between now and the season’s end.

 

Cork City will be without the services of the injured pair of Kieran Djilali and John Dunleavy through knee injuries, along with Darren Dennehy who misses out through suspension.

 

Alan Bennett looks set to be in contention for a return to the side on Friday night.

 

 

BRAY WANDERERS

Bray Wanderers have been a tough nut for Cork City to crack in their recent meetings and they will be hoping to do something similar and pick up a positive result before the mid-season break.

 

Trevor Croly has made an instant impact since taking over the reigns as First Team Manager, helping guide the side to a string of positive results, which included home victories over St Patrick’s Athletic and Limerick FC.

 

Last time out, Bray lost out by the tightest of margins going down one nil at home to Longford Town. However, the side from Wicklow can feel aggrieved by the circumstances which led up to the goal on the night. Bray had the ball in the net, only for the goal to be disallowed, this was just after Bray went down to ten men, following the dismissal of Peter McGlynn.

 

The trip to Cork will be a difficult one and Turners Cross is a difficult place for opposing sides to pick up even a point. But given how recent encounters have gone, add to that the fact that it’s not a regular occurrence in this league to get an easy game, Bray will go down and feel that it is not beyond them to cause a shock against City.

 

Bray will be without the suspended McGlynn and Adam Hanlon, who is out because of a knee injury.

  

Referee: Jim McKell.

 

 

MATCH STATS

The last time that Bray were victorious in Turners Cross was in 2013. The game was played on the 18th of May and Wanderers were 3-1 winners on the night.

 

In the 51 league encounters between the sides, Cork have won 29 times, Bray have won 7 and the sides have drawn on 15 occasions.

 

Cork City have won 16 of the 25 league games the sides have played at Turners Cross.

 

 

BETTING

Cork City 1/5 ; Draw 11/2 ; Bray Wanderers 16/1;  .

 

PREDICTION

Cork City 3-1 Bray Wanderers

 

 

Cork City

Injured: Kieran Djilali, John Dunleavy.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Darren Dennehy.

 

Bray Wanderers

Injured: Adam Hanlon.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Peter McGlynn.

 

 


Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
45Booked: 45'
Dan Murray
Defender
John Kavanagh
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Defender
Ross Gaynor
Defender
Alan Bennett
45Booked: 45'
Defender
Kevin O'Connor
69Booked: 69'
Midfielder
Colin Healy
43Sent off: 43'
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
Karl Sheppard
55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Forward
Mark O'Sullivan
29Scored: 29'
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Forward

Substitutes
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper
John O'Flynn
Forward
Danny Morrissey
55'
55Subbed On: 55'
Forward
Michael McSweeney
18Booked: 18'
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Defender
Robert Lehane
Forward
Liam Kearney
Midfield
Gavan Holohan
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Midfield
Bray Wanderers
Stephen McGuinness
Goalkeeper
Adam Mitchell
Defender
43Sent off: 43'
Alan McNally
Defender
Hugh Douglas
Defender
58Booked: 58'
Michael Barker
Defender
Ryan McEvoy
Midfielder 81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Graham Kelly
Midfielder
45Booked: 45'
David Cassidy
Midfielder
72Peno Miss: 72'
87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
John Sullivan*
Midfielder
David Scully
Forward 57'
57Subbed Off: 57'
Chris Lyons
Forward

Substitutes
Emeka Onwubiko
Forward
87Subbed On: 87'
87'
James McDonnell*
Unknown
Gareth McDonagh
Forward
Brian Kane
Goalkeeper
Luke Gallagher
Midfield
81Subbed On: 81'
81'
Peter Durrad
Forward
57Subbed On: 57'
57'
Niall Cooney
Defender