Bray Wanderers/St. Joseph’s Boys 0 Cobh Ramblers 1 (McSweeney 104m) After extra time
LEAGUE OF IRELAND UNDER 17 SHIELD FINAL, CARLISLE GROUNDS, 01 NOVEMBER 2016
The home side stared on top with Sean O’Brien firing just over on 8 minutes after a cross from the right by Moorehouse. Two minutes later, Kelly’s cross fell to Gilshenan who forced the visitor’s keeper into making a great save.
Cobh then came more into the game. On 23 minutes, O’Regan’s cross from the left forced Bray’s Gilson into clearing over his own crossbar. A Cobh corner on 29 minutes resulted in Henry making a save from McSweeney’s header.
On the half-hour, a great strike from Cobh’s Davis crashed against the home crossbar. Three minutes later, O’Leary headed just over as the visitors began to get on top.
Henry shot just wide on 59 minutes for Cobh. Henry saved well from Lamb on 81 minutes.
James McSweeney headed home the only goal of the game from close range just before the interval in extra time. The home side tried hard in the closing stages but the visitors defence stood strong with man of the match McSweeney clearing everything the home side through at him.
Bray Wanderers: Jack Henry, Luke Devlin, Kieran Butler, Cian Gilson, Jake Byrne, Sean O’Brien, Mark McGinley, Evan White, John Moorhouse, David Gilshenan, Cormac Kelly.
Subs: Conor Cummins (for Moorehouse 104m), Aaron Malone (for Kelly 115m), Jack Lyndon (GK), Matthew Reynolds, Gary Dunne, Luke Sommers.
Cobh Ramblers: Christian Begley, Katus Uititevikus, John Brown, James McSweeney, Gordon Walker, Matthew Lamb, Eoin Davis, Rueben Henry, Stephen O’Leary, Pater Callanan, Ryan O’Regan.
Subs: Kyle Murphy (for Lamb 118m), Alex Smith (for O’Regan 115m), Alex Connolly (for S.O’Leary 80m), Conor O’Leary (for Davis 96m), Ross Slevin (for Callanan 108m), Daniel Ruddy.
Match Report: Michael Duffy