Bray Wanderers 1 Limerick FC 1
Premier Division, Carlisle Grounds, 15 September 2017.
Bray Wanderers extended their unbeaten league run to four games with this entertaining draw with Limerick FC.
Within the first minute, Peter Cherrie produced a magnificent save to deny Brazilian striker Rodrigo, whose powerful shot was heading to the top corner of the net.
Cherrie was forced into another save, ten minutes before the break, after Duggan set up Tosi for a strike on goal. Wanderers took the lead on 38 minutes. Keith Buckley’s cross from the right was headed home powerfully by Darragh Noone.
Limerick responded with Barry Cotter heading just past the post. After the break, Clarke had to be quick off his line to deny Jason Marks with the keeper saving with his legs outside the box.
The visitors were level three minutes into the second half. Lively striker Ogbene cut in from the right and went past Moore, Clancy and Kenna before finishing past Cherrie. Tosi then headed just past the post from a Shane Tracy free kick wide on the left.
Wanderers were awarded a penalty on 71 minutes after Cotter was adjudged to have tripped McCabe inside the box. McCabe’s low penalty was saved by Clarke, his second penalty save in three league games.
Bray Wanderers: Peter Cherrie; Keith Buckley, Conor Kenna, Tim Clancy, Karl Moore, Darragh Noone; John Sullivan, Ryan Brennan, Gary McCabe; Jason Marks; Aaron Greene. Subs: Kevin Lynch (for Marks 73), Hugh Douglas (for Noone 77), Jake Ellis (for Moore 82), Ger Pender, Luke Rossiter, Calvin Rogers, Lee Steacy.
Limerick: Brendan Clarke; Barry Cotter, Tony Whitehead, David O’Connor, Shane Tracy; Bastien Hery; Stephen Kenny, Shane Duggan, Lee-J Lynch, Chiedozie Ogbene; Rodrigo Tosi Subs: Frederick Hall (gk), John O’Flynn (for Lynch 62), Peter Berki, Dean Clarke (for Kenny 74), Joe Crowe, Killian Brouder, Henry Cameron.
Referee: Paul McLaughlin
Match report: Michael Duffy