U19 Enda McGuill Cup Match Report – Bray Wanderers 3 Bohemians 2

Bray Wanderers 3 Bohemians 2

Lewis Jacobs’ second half winner sent Bray into the Quarter Finals of the U19 Enda McGuill Cup.

The Seasiders led 2-0 in the first period on Sunday afternoon only to be pegged back by Bohs by the interval.

The match was played on the all-weather at the Woodlands in Greystones after Ballycorus was deemed unplayable.

The Wicklow side broke the dead-lock in the 17th minute.

Home captain Ben Clarke whipped in a free kick which found it’s way to Thomas Morgan who blasted into the net from an acute angle.

A sensational strike from Daniel Chukwu doubled that lead in the 32nd minute.

The winger cut in from the right wing and powered a superb left-footed drive into the top corner.

However with half time approaching, the Gypsies were awarded a 40th minute penalty which was converted by Jack O’Reilly.

Just three minutes later, the visitors restored parity when Nickson Okosun equalised.

After a sloppy start to the second half, Bray got on top again.

Their dominance was rewarded with the decisive score in the 64th minute.

Another free kick from Clarke found Jacobs at the back post to seal the hard-earned 3-2 victory.

Elsewhere in the competition, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, Galway United, Cobh Ramblers, Shelbourne and St. Patrick’s Athletic all advanced to the last eight.

Dundalk/Derry City will complete the Quarter Final line-up.

Bray Wanderers: Jack Ross; Max Hennessy, Caleb O’Neill, Callum Goad, Zach Nolan; Jack Kehoe, Ben Clarke; Daniel Chukwu, Thomas Morgan, Hayden Roche; Lewis Jacobs.

Subs: Harry Sherlock, Brent Culbert, Dylan Ryan, Phillip Cooney, Ronan Langan, Alexander Kearney.

Bohemians: Andrew Stuart Trainor; Finn Cowper Gray, Sean McMahon, Pharrell Manuel, Aderinsola Abdul-Lateef Adewale; Ian Byrne, Alex O’Brien, Billy Gilmore, Jack O’Reilly; Nickson Okosun, Adetobi Jinadu.

Subs: Jake McCormack, Ruadhan Kane, Alan Seruga, Taylor Mooney, Peter Grogan, Daniel McGrath, Luca Cailloce, Sean McCarthy, Rian Hogan.

Referee: Paul Norton (Dublin).

* Bray return to U19 Phase 2 LOI Academy League Tier 2 (North) on Sunday July 30 when they make the trek to Donegal to face Finn Harps at Finn Park.