St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 Bray Wanderers 0 (After extra time). St. Pats won 5-3 on penalties.
EA Sports Cup Round 2, Richmond Park, 17 April 2017.
Wanderers bowed out of the EA Sports cup to the holders after Ryan Brennan missed a penalty in a penalty shoot-out after 120 scoreless minutes.
Wanderers made six changes to the team that defeated Dundalk in their previous outing. Conor Kenna had the first chance of the game on seven minutes but headed wide from a Karl Moore free kick.
The closest effort to goal in the first half came from St. Pat’s Josh O’Hanlon who hit the outside of the right post. Chances on goal were few in the second period but Peter Cherrie produced a great save three minutes from time to deny Conan Byrne a winner. Byrne had raced clear onto a long ball and with only Cherrie to beat the keeper produced a great save.
Aaron Greene almost won it for Wanderers near the end of extra time but he was denied by Murphy.
St. Pats scored all five of their penalty kicks through Byrne, O’Hanlon, Feely, Lunney and Kelly,
Ryan Brennan blasted Wanderers first penalty over the bar. Darragh Noone, Aaron Greene and John Sullivan all converted their spot kicks
Bray Wanderers: 1 Peter Cherrie; 6 Keith Buckley, 5 Derek Foran, 4 Conor Kenna, 15 Alan Kehoe; 22 Darragh Noone; 7 Ryan Brennan, 17 Gerald Pender, 10 Karl Moore, 23 Jason Marks; 20 Anthony Flood Subs: 3 John Sullivan (for Pender 69), 9 Aaron Greene (for Marks 102), 11 Gary McCabe, 14 Jamie Aherne (for Flood 75), 93 Lee Steacy (gk)
St Patricks Athletic: 16 Barry Murphy; 2 Michael Barker, 4 Gavin Peers, 13 Rory Feely, 11 JJ Lunney; 10 Sam Verdon, 12 Lee Desmond; 18 Kurtis Byrne, 14 Darragh Markey, 7 Conan Byrne; 26 Josh O’Hanlon Subs: 1 Conor O’Malley (gk), 6 Patrick Cregg, 8 Graham Kelly (for Markey 101), 15 Jack Bayly, 20 Billy Dennehy, 23 Alex O’Hanlon (for J O’Hanlon 72), 24 Aidan Keena (for K Byrne 86)