Shelbourne (u15) 2
In their first U15 EA Sports National Underage League home Group C fixture of the 2022 season, Bray suffered their first defeat of the campaign.
Wanderers took the lead in stoppage time of the first 30-minute period. But an excellent Shelbourne side equalised in the second period before snatching victory in the last minute of normal time.
The Reds started well with Aaron Donnelly crashing a drive off the bar after just 70 seconds. Then in the tenth minute, goalkeeper Joe Colins was required to make a claw out save to prevent Cian Corboy’s lob going in.
On 16, Collins produced a superb save to tip Donnelly’s shot onto the bar and over. The in the 27th minute, Dan Ring fired straight at the custodian when well placed in the box.
Having rode out the storm, the Seagulls hit the front two minutes into stoppage time.
Left-back Roddy Cotter intercepted in the centre circle. He fed Phillip Cooney with the striker releasing the defender who slotted low to the net from 15-yards.
Midway through the second third, Cooney lost his marker to get on the end of Alain Kizenga’s free. But the attacker’s header came back off the post.
After Donnelly twice failed to find the target with two attempts, he equalised in the 56th minute when flicking in Ivan Graminschii’s corner.
On the hour, Bray went close as Kizenga’s ball over the top saw Max Colbert fire just wide. There was still time for Collins to thwart Donnelly with a reaction save.
With Graminschii flashing a 75th minute drive narrowly wide, the visitors claimed victory in the 90th minute. George Mosneagu sent a right-footed corner from the left deep to the back post were Ray Conroy powered in a thumping header.
The team are away to Shamrock Rovers on Sunday April 3 at Roadstone Academy with a 3.00pm kick-off.
Bray Wanderers: Joe Collins; Alain Kizenga, Ross Young, Roddy Cotter; Janek Sarwinski, Eric Schütte, Jack Nolan; James Lonergan, Rhys Knight, Darragh Emmett; Phillip Cooney.
Subs: Fionn Murray, Aidan Kane, Max Colbert, Leon O’Sullivan, Dylan Bourke, Ethan Cheese, Sam Baker.