Bohemians 2 Bray Wanderers 1
Bray were edged out by the odd goal in three in an excellent EA Sports U15 LOI Academy Group B encounter on Sunday.
The Gypsies took an early lead but the Wicklow side equalised in the middle third on Sunday on the all-weather at Oscar Traynor Complex before Bohs claimed what proved to be the winner before the hour mark.
With just 12 minutes on the clock, the Dubliners broke the deadlock.,
A deflected pass split the away back-line. Then the ball was squared across the box leaving an easy tap in for Gary Gallagher Comiskey.
However, Wanderers stayed organised and in the second period of 30 minutes, moving the ball well and had good spells of possession.
They levelled matters with a superb team goal in the 37th minute.
From a Seagulls goal-kick, the ball was played out short to the left hand side and back through the middle when Darragh Sherlock continue play.
His pinpoint pass found Sean Hennelly on the right flank of the home penalty area. He took one touch before rifling a stunning shot into the roof of the net,
But the home team went back in front in the 54th minute.
In an attack down the left wing, the ball was centred across the six-yard area were Christopher Conlan converted close in.
Both teams had opportunities in the final third period of the contest, with Wanderers goalkeeper Alex Forde pulling off some really good saves.
With 20 minutes to go, a Green and White’s corner went deep to the back post. But substitute James Seberry’s header was just off target.
In the closing stages, Seasiders reserve Billy O’Neill weaved his way into the 18-yard box and rounded the Bohs keeper only for a last ditch clearance off the line to prevent the equaliser.
Elsewhere in the section, leaders Shamrock Rovers beat Klub Kildare 5-1 at the Kilcullen All-Weather.
The results mean Rovers lead the way on maximum points after five matches. Bohemians are second on 12 points with Klub Kildare third on four points – point clear of Bray and Dundalk.
Bray Wanderers: Alex Forde; Ryan Bell Mihaila, Callum Kenna, Noah Byrne, Max Free; Ethan Cheese, Darragh Sherlock; Sean Hennelly, Rhys Knight, Adam Keene; Cristiano Bramley,
Subs: Billy O’Neill, James Seberry, Tadhg Worthington, Evan Lynch, Sean Howard, Joshua O’Leary, Liam Billings.