Drogheda United 0 Bray Wanderers 0
Premier Division, United Park, 23 May 2017.
Wanderers welcomed back Gary McCabe and Mark Salmon from suspension with Karl Moore and Jason Marks dropping to the bench.
The first attempt on goal fell to the visitors, Keith Buckley’s cross from the right finding Ryan Brennan, but the Bray midfielder couldn’t power it up and former Seagulls keeper Stephen McGuinness had no difficulty with it.
On 20 minutes, former Wanderer Luke Gallagher blocked an Aaron Greene shot with Killian Brennan clearing for a corner. Midway through the half Greene went past Deasy and cut in to fire a shot which McGuinness had to palm away.
There was little in terms of goal mouth action in the second half. On 67 minutes, Wanderers were awarded a free after Deasy’s foul on Connolly. McGuinness saved McCabe’s resultant free kick.
Neither side threatened the opposition keeper after that as both teams had to settle for a point.
Bray Wanderers: Peter Cherrie; Keith Buckley, Conor Kenna, Tim Clancy, Kevin Lynch, Mark Salmon, Gary McCabe, John Sullivan; Ryan Brennan, Dylan Connolly; Aaron Greene. Subs: Derek Foran (for Clancy 80), Ger Pender (for Brennan 73), Karl Moore (for Sullivan 58), Anthony Flood, Jason Marks, Mark Robinson, Lee Steacy (gk).
Drogheda United: Stephen McGuinness; Colm Deasy, Kevin Farragher, Luke Gallagher, Stephen Dunne; Ryan McEvoy, Killian Brennan, Sean Brennan; Adam Wixted, Marc Griffin, Thomas Byrne Subs: Jake Hyland (for S Brennan 90), Conor Kane, Mark Doyle (for Byrne 75), Stephen Elliott (for Griffin 89), Ryan Coulter (gk).
Referee: Robert Harvey
Report: Michael Duffy