U15 Match Report – Drogheda United 1 Bray Wanderers 5

Drogheda United 1 Bray Wanderers 5

Bray did a U15 LOI Academy Group B double over Drogheda on Sunday afternoon.

The Seasiders scored twice in the first, and third period, to record a 5-1 away triumph at the MDL Grounds in Navan.

When the two teams met back in March at Ballycorus, the Wicklow club recorded a 5-0 win over their Louth opponents.

Starting with a great tempo and Cristiano Bramley causing the home team problems, Wanderers broke the deadlock in the fifth minute.

Bramley played Adam Keene in from 18-yard area, and he curled the ball into bottom right hand corner of the net.

Bramley himself doubled the lead on 18 minutes after a good counter attack from the visitors.

In a man of the match display, the attacker was put through one-on-one with Brandon Gough-Smith and slide it under the United goalkeeper with covering defender unable to prevent it crossing the line.

The second period was only six minutes old Bramley launched another quick counter attack. His shot was parried by Gough-Smith. But Billy O’Neill pounced to tap in for 3-0.

Drogheda pulled one back just before the end of the period when an attempted clearance by the away defence unfortunately ricocheted into the Bray net.

But the Green and White’s finished strongly for the final half hour.

The home side were reduced to ten players after a second yellow card.

O’Neill notched the fourth score when he broke clear on 73 minutes after Wanderers netminder Alex Ford’s goal-kick.

There was a carbon copy just six minutes later. This time, James Seberry was the beneficiary of Ford’s cracking through ball.

Elsewhere in the section, leaders Shamrock Rovers defeated Bohemians 6-1 in the top of the table clash.

The results leave Bray in fourth place on six points behind Shamrock Rovers (15), Bohs (12) and Dundalk (7).

Bray Wanderers: Liam Billings; Tadhg Worthington, Callum Kenna, Noah Byrne, Darragh Sherlock; Aidan Kane, Sean Howard; James Seberry, Cristiano Bramley, Adam Keene; Billy O’Neill

Subs: Sean Hennelly, Ryan Bell Mihaila, Joshua O’Leary, Evan Lynch, Alex Forde.

*  Bray return to Ballycorus on Sunday April 234 to host Dundalk at 2.30pm.

* The U15 team staff and players and the club would like to pay their respects after the sad passing of Glenn Fullam – a former Irish Defence Forces international – on Sunday.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Bray’s goal scorers James Seberry, Adam Keene, Cristiano Bramley and Billy O’Neill (2).