Bray Wanderers Match Preview
SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division
Friday August 11, St. Colman’s Park
Bray Wanderers Head Coach Ian Ryan has issued a rallying cry ahead of Friday’s important SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division game against Cobh at St. Colman’s Park.
The Wicklow aide sit one point behind Wexford who occupy the fifth and final play-off spot as they prepare to travel to Cork for the final match in the third series of fixtures.
Wanderers have to pick themselves up having conceded an injury-time equaliser to draw with Athlone last Friday. Then led 2-0 last Monday back at the Carlisle Grounds only to lose to Longford.
“Monday was a real kick you know where. But the most important thing is that you don’t allow moments to affect your next game. Or your season” stated Ryan.
“That’s what we have to do. We have to men enough to come out fighting. And put in a performance.”
He continued “We did that in patches over the last two games. We were brilliant in the second half against Athlone. Then we were fine for 70 odd minutes against Longford. If we can match that, and more, we’ll be fine. The most important thing is that we stay together. We must be strong. And will come out of this little rough patch.”
Captain Dave Webster serves the second of a two-match suspension.
Both midfielder Harry Groome and striker Chris Lyons departed the Longford game early with knocks. And will be assessed in the lead-up to the game.
Attacker Conor Davis continues to recover from a wrist injury. But is again not expected to feature.
Back in March at St. Colman’s Park, Cobh won 2-1. Breandán Frahill’s opener was cancelled out by an OG by the same player. Wilson Waweru then grabbed the winner.
Then in the reverse fixture at the Carlisle Grounds, it finished 2-2 in May. Luke Desmond put the visitors ahead. But a Michael McCarthy OG levelled matters.
Conor Crowley put the Seagull 2-1 ahead only for Desmond to equalise.