Bray Wanderers 3 (Barnett 12, O’Farrell 17, Shaw 73)
Cabinteely FC 0
Carlisle Grounds, First Division, 14 May 2021
Bray Wanderers cruised to a 3-0 win over local rivals Cabinteely to record their biggest win of the season. Wanderers made one change to the starting team from last week’s win over Galway United. Ryan Graydon returned to the starting team after a three-match suspension in place of Dean O’Shea.
Cabinteely had an early chance when Payne’s cross from the right was met by McPhillips, but he failed to get his effort on target. Wanderers then took full control of the game after this. Ryan Graydon’s cross from the left was missed by Lovic in front of goal on nine minutes.
Graydon went on a great run two minutes later which ended in him been fouled just outside the area. Conor Cliffords free kick was brilliantly saved by Hayden, but the loose ball fell to Dylan Barnett who duly fired to the net.
Barnet then turned provider on seventeen minutes when his cross from the left was met by Richie O’Farrell’s diving header which Hayden could not keep out. On 39 minutes, Joe Doyle did well in the right-hand corner and his cross was met by O’Farrell who headed wide.
Dean Casey fired a long-range effort over for Cabinteely on 57 minutes the hour mark. Ryan Graydon got in on the left a minute later and his pull back from the bye line set up Shaw, but the striker’s shot was blocked for a corner. Just on the hour mark Brandon Kavanagh tried to chip Hayden but the ex-Wanderer keeper saved.
Casey forced Maher into a good save on 63 minutes as Cabinteely tried to get back into the game. Maher was forced into tipping along range shot from Aspill around the post on 68 minutes.
Wanderers sealed victory on 73 minutes after Watters was booked for bringing down Graydon. Barnett’s resulting free kick saw Gary Shaw pounce on a loose ball in the area to blast home. Graydon’s trickery inside the area on 81 minutes resulted in him shooting narrowly wide.
Bray Wanderers: 1 Brian Maher; 8 Mark Byrne, 3 Dylan Barnett, 4 Andrew Quinn, 5 Aaron Barry; 6 Conor Clifford, 7 Ryan Graydon, 14 Richie O’Farrell, 11 Brandon Kavanagh; 17 Luka Lovic, 9 Joe Doyle.
Substitutes; 25 Kian Clarke (Gk), 10 Gary Shaw (for Lovic, h/t), 12 Dean O’Shea, 22 Steven Kinsella (for Doyle, 84), 23 Glen Hollywood (for Kavanagh, 90)., 26 Toby Jones, 30 Jack Ross (Gk).
Booked: Lovic (40)
Cabinteely FC: 1 Adam Hayden, 33 Mitchell Byrne, 2 Daniel Blackburn, 20 Eoin McPhillips, 22 Dean Casey, 12 Niall Barnes, 19 Luke McWilliams, 26 Jordan Payne, 10 Kieran Marty Waters, 18 Conor Knight, 8 Zak O’Neill.
Substitutes: 35 Ben Clarke (Gk), 9 Luke Clucas, 29 Jem Campion (for Payne, 71), 6 Alex Aspill (for McPhillips, h/t), 23 Joe Hyland (for Casey, 87), 14 Ben Hanrahan (for Barnes, h/t), 31 Cian Kelly 24 Lloyd Buckley, 28 Deane Watters (for Knight, h/t).
Booked: Blackbyrne (27), Watters (74)
Match Report: Michael Duffy
Pictures: Peter Minogue