Bray Wanderers 2 University College Dublin 0
Carlisle Grounds, First Division, 14 August 2020
Teenager Darragh Lynch scored both goals as Wanderers overcame a hard working UCD team. Wanderers made three changes to the starting team from last weeks defeat away to Drogheda United. Aaron Barry, Jack Watson and Darragh Lynch all started in place of Paul Keegan, Derek Daly and Gary Shaw.
Wanderers took the lead on the quarter hour when Darragh Lynch went on a mazy run past two UCD defenders, before firing low past Healy for his first goal for the senior team. This was Wanderers 100th goal in all competitions against UCD.
UCD responded well with plenty of possession but Brian Maher stood firm in the Wanderers goal.
Lynch found himself in possession on the left after a through ball from Watson but the UCD defence crowed him out before he could get a clear shot on goal .Brian Gallagher went close for the Students on 57 minutes, but his effort went just wide.
Callum Thompson broke down the right in the 72nd minute and his superb cross was headed home powerfully by Lynch from close range.
Bray Wanderers: 25 Brian Maher; 2 John Ross Wilson, 4 Kilian Cantwell, 5 Aaron Barry, 3 Dylan Barnett, 18 Sean McEvoy, 17 Luka Lovic, 8 Callum Thompson, 12 Jack Watson; 19 Darragh Lynch, 9 Joe Doyle.
Subs: 1 Adam Hayden (Gk), 6 Paul Keegan (for Lovic, 75), 7 Ryan Graydon (for Lynch, 75), 11 Derek Daly (for Watson, 55), 27 Marlon Marishta (for McEvoy, 89), 14 Tristan Noack Hofmann, 10 Gary Shaw.
UCD: 1 Lorcan Healy; 2 Michael Gallagher, 23 Evan Farrell, 5 Joshua Collins, 3 Evan Osam; 8 Jack Keaney, 17 Dara Keane, 21 Paul Doyle, 18 Mark Dignam, 7 Liam Kerrigan; 10 Colm Whelan.
Subs: 24 Eoin Farrell, 6 Luke Boore, 15 Abdul Bapikur, 14 Danu Kinsella Bishop (for Wilson, 88), 4 Harry McEvoy, 20 Eoghan O’Sullivan (Gk), 22 Evan Weir (for Dignam, 71).
Match Report: Michael Duffy
Picture: Peter Minogue