Snatch and Grab as Bohs take a huge three points against a much-improved Bray side in a battle of the bottom two.
Dinny Corcoran was the hero as his 91st minute winner broke the hearts of the visiting Bray Wanderers fans and players, who will count themselves unlucky not to get anything from the game.
The game started at a rip roaring pace with goals inside the first five minutes. A bullet header from Daniel Kelly gave the visitors the dream start but was cancelled out almost immediately by a rocket from Ian Morris from all of 30+ yards. The Bohs midfielder, with his second in a week, caught his left footed effort beautifully as it flew into the side netting giving Aaron Dillon no chance.
It was all Bohs from then on with Dinny Corcoran setting up both Eoghan Stokes and Oscar Brennan to have efforts from the edge of the box that missed the target by inches, if even.
The Seagulls responded well to the pressure as the game began to go from end to end. Shane Supple was forced into one of the saves of the season from Darragh Noone’s flick header as the Bohs stopper at full stretch, showed cat like reflexes to tip the effort around the post with some of the Bray players almost celebrating.
Bohs seemed to have the better of possession as the half wore on but Bray, who must have looked unrecognizable to the side who started the season with just one point, as Gary McCabe and Aaron Greene looked a real threat up front.
The two Kelly’s combined well for the visitors at the start of the second half as ex-Bohs man Jake Kelly, cut back well to the onrushing namesake Daniel who was unable to keep his volley down.
Keith Long, in a bid to freshen and liven things up, replaced Eoghan Stokes with Keith Ward as Bray began to edge on top despite any real clear cut chances at either end.
The second half was in stark contrast to the entertaining, free flowing first half as the game turned into a gritty, scrappy affair as both teams searched for the winner.
As the minutes trickled down and a goal didn’t appear to be on the horizon, amongst the home fans frustration, “IT” happened.
Dinny Corcoran made himself the hero following good link up play with Ward, who played it cleverly out to the right hand side of the box after attracting all the Bray rearguard to the ball. Corcoran kept his composure to hammer a low drive into the far bottom corner as pandemonium ensued around Dalymount.
Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Darragh Leahy, Dan Casey, Rob Cornwall, Karl Moore, Dinny Corcoran, Paddy Kavanagh, Oscar Brennan, Keith Buckley, Ian Morris, Eoghan Stokes
Subs: Colin McCabe, Dan Byrne, Philip Gannon, Keith Ward, Kevin Devaney, JJ Lunney, Dylan Watts
Bray Wanderers: Aaron Dillon, Hugh Douglas, Kevin Lynch, Conor Kenna, Sean Heaney, John Sullivan, Aaron Greene, Jake Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Gary McCabe, Darragh Noone
Subs: Evan Moran, Paul O’Conor, Ger Pender, Dylan Hayes, Rhys Gorman, Calvin Rogers, Ronan Coughlan
Referee: Rob Rogers