First Division round-up: Cork City stroll to victory over Bray while Wexford defeat Kerry

Cathal O'Sullivan scored for Cork City against Bray Wanderers on Friday night

Cathal O'Sullivan scored for Cork City against Bray Wanderers on Friday night Credit: David Ribeiro (ETPhotos)

Cork City maintained their stranglehold on the top of the First Division with a routine 3-1 win over Bray Wanderers.

And the victory was wrapped up as early as the half-time break with the Leesiders racing into a 3-0 lead.

Cian Bargary netted two goals either side of teenager Cathal O’Sullivan’s 9th minute strike to set Tim Clancy’s side on their way to all three points.

The Seagulls however scored a second-half consolation with Guillermo Almirall finding the scoresheet in the 68th minute.

City also stretched their lead at the top of the pile following UCD’s 3-3 draw with Finn Harps at the Belfield Bowl.

Harps took the lead three times in Dublin 4 but could not hold on to win as the Students fought back each time they fell behind.

Sean O’Donnell gave the Co Donegal side the lead inside just one minute but Donal Higgins levelled in the 7th minute.

But a Success Edogun brace either side of a goal from Ciaran Behan on the hour looked to have sent Harps home with all three points.

Although, defender Eanna Clancy broke the Co Donegal men’s hearts late on

Meanwhile, Kerry’s winless run continued as the slumped to a 2-0 loss against Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park.

Conor McCarthy’s Kingdom enjoyed an impressive start to the season but have struggled recently and are now rooted to the foot of the table.

And the game was won inside 18 minutes for James Keddy’s Wexford.

Thomas Oluwa opened the scoring for the Slaneysiders in the 11th minute, while Mark Hanratty doubled their advantage just seven minutes later.

Elsewhere, Treaty United’s winless run extended to 14 games after they salvaged a draw away to Cobh Ramblers.

David Bosnjak gave Ramblers a 19th minute lead in the first-half but that goal was cancelled out by a 52nd minute effort from Lee Devitt.

Treaty remain in eighth place while Cobh stay in seventh.