McCourt's Hoops hat-trick sees off Bray

Shamrock Rovers 3 Bray Wanderers 2

Shamrock Rovers 3 Bray Wanderers 2

Pat McCourt was the star of the show with a brilliant brace of goals on his way to a hat-trick to lift Rovers’ spirits.

Colm James put Bray in front with a 28th minute header.

But McCourt then took over to level with a brilliant solo goal, curling the ball home with the outside of his right foot on 34 minutes.

McCourt then struck again on 45 minutes with another terrific goal, beating two defenders before shooting past Chris O’Connor.

A penalty gave McCourt his hat-trick on 63 minutes with Philip Keogh getting a goal back for Bray 10 minutes from time.

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