Galway United 4 (Marvesley 2, Nugent 2) Bray Wanderers 1 (Keogh)
Under League Southern Section, Eamon Deacy Park, 3 September 2016
Galway United under-19s booked their top four finish with a 4-1 win against Bray Wanderers at Eamonn Deacy Park.
Josh Marvesley opened the scoring when he pounced on a defensive mix-up at the back by Bray Wanderers to open the scoring.
Gary Kinneen’s in-swinging corner was prodded towards goal by Robert Spelman in the 26th minute and Maurice Nugent applied the finishing touch to give the Tribesmen some breathing space.
Bray Wanderers made a strong start to the second half and they pulled a goal back with two minutes gone, Matthew Keogh’s diving header beat Kevin Horgan.
Maurice Nugent opened up a two goal gap after the hour mark when he met Robert Spelman’s free-kick with a bullet header into the back of the net.
Josh Marvesley was gifted a second goal of the night when Bray Wanderers’ keeper Ronan Byrne dropped the ball and Marvesley had the simple task of rolling the ball into the empty net.
Galway United: Kevin Horgan (James Tierney 83); Tommy McClean, Owen Folan (Joe Maclean 76), Maurice Nugent (Dara Mulgannon 73), Mikey Whelan (Colm Walsh O’Loghlen 53); Ciaran Nugent, Robert Spelman, Ciaran Buckley, Gary Kinneen; Josh Marvesley, Jesse Devers (Peter Walsh 73)
Bray Wanderers: Ronan Byrne; Conor McGuire, Craig Morley, Ciaran Butler, Nathan Wells, Padraig Murphy, Andrew Bracken, Cormac Kelly, Matthew Keogh, Luke Clucas, Paul McMahon
Referee: Trevor Conlon