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Dundalk FC go clear at the top with hard fought victory over Bray

Dundalk FC go clear at the top with hard fought victory over Bray

Dundalk FC moved two points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table following a 2-0 win away to Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds last night.

In a game of few clear cut chances for the visitors, Pat Hoban (pictured above) gave Stephen Kenny’s side a 26th minute lead when he volleyed past Aaron Dillon after Bray had failed to deal with a corner kick.

The Seagulls, who had taken just a single point from 10 previous outings, had a number of chances before and after that to cause an upset but could find no way past Gabriel Sava in the Dundalk goal.

The visitors then put the game to bed in the 94th minute when John Mountney slotted in an insurance goal from Michael Duffy’s pass.

Waterford FC’s defeat away to Derry City saw Dundalk move two points clear at the top of the table with Cork City now their nearest challengers.

Dundalk are in action again on Tuesday night when they face Limerick FC in Markets Field.

BRAY WANDERERS: Aaron Dillon; Hugh Douglas, Conor Kenna, Dan McKenna (Jake Kelly 82), Kevin Douglas; Rhys Gorman (Ger Pender 65), Paul O’Conor, Gary McCabe, Corey Galvin (Sean Heaney 75), Aaron Greene; Ronan Coughlan.

DUNDALK: Gabriel Sava; Sean Gannon, Daniel Cleary, Stephen Folan, Dane Massey; Chris Shields, Robbie Benson; Jamie McGrath (Stephen O’Donnell 85), Krisztián Adorján (John Mountney 46), Michael Duffy; Patrick Hoban (Marco Tagbajumi 75).

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