Cabinteely 0 Bray Wanderers 3
Stradbrook, First Division, 22 February 2019
Wanderers started their 2019 league campaign with almost a full new team. Only Sean Heaney of the starting eleven remained from last season.
The first half was a scrappy affair played on a bumpy pitch. Robert Manley had the first shot on goal for Cabinteely on 14 minutes which Sava saved easily.
Former Wanderer under 19 player Luke Clucas forced Sava into a save from a free kick on 33 minutes. Wanderers had a chance on 36 minutes when ex-Cabo player Joe Doyle got in behind the defence, but his lob over McGuinness went wide.
Wanderers were much improved in the second half and were rewarded on 64 minutes when Conor Keely conceded a penalty. Dylan McGlade duly converted the resultant spot kick.
Wanderers doubled their lead when new loan signing Dean O’Halloran tapped in from close range. O’Halloran only joined the Seagulls on Friday, on loan from Waterford FC. The visitors wrapped up the win in the final minute when McGlade raced though to slot the ball under McGuinness.
Dylan McGlade was the fifth player to score twice on his debut for the club following in the footsteps of Mark O’Brien (2010), Gary Shaw (2010), Conor Murphy (2011) and Ryan Brennan (2016).
Cabinteely FC: Stephen McGuinness; Eoin Massey, Jack Tuite, Conor Keeley, Sean Hurley; Keith Dalton, Vilius Labutis, Zak O’Neill, Luke Clucas; Kieran Marty Waters; Robert Manley.Subs: Peter Quinlan (gk), Alex Aspil (for O’Neill 79), Shane Barnes, Nika Kalandarishvili (for Clucas 69), Oisin McMenamin (for Manley 69), Adam Maher, Jonathan Carlin.
Bray Wanderers: Gabriel Sava; Luke Nolan, Sean Heaney, Killian Cantwell, Dylan Barnett; Dean O’Halloran, Paul Keegan, Philip Gannon, Derek Daly; Dylan McGlade; Joe Doyle. Subs: Adam Hayden (gk), Hugh Douglas, Andrew McGovern, Jake Ellis, Lika Lovic (for Gannon 90+3), Brandon McCann, Richard Purdy (for O’Halloran 84)
Referee: Tomas Connolly.
Match Report: Michael Duffy
Pictures: Peter Minogue