Wanderers up to third

Bray Wanderers 1 (McCabe 33), Galway United 0

Premier Division, Carlisle Grounds, 7 April 2017.

Bray Head Coach, Harry Kenny, made one change to the starting X1 which defeated Derry City the previous week. Alan Kehoe came in at left back to replace the injured Conor Earley.

Dylan Connolly had the first shot on goal after a few minutes which Winn saved. in the 30th minute, Mark Salmon’s shot just wide after a good Bray move.

Wanderers took the lead on 33 minutes. Aaron Greene touched onto Gary McCabe, who stabbed the ball home at the second time of asking, after his initial effort was saved. The visitors had a good chance to level things just moments after the break, as Marc Ludden’s low effort was blocked down brilliantly by Tim Clancy.

On the hour mark, Bray were reduced to ten men, as Conor Kenna picked up a second yellow card., Bray should have doubled their lead minutes later. A cross from the right by Keith Buckley found McCabe clear at the back post but he fired over.

Galway had plenty of possession in the closing stages with the extra man but failed to test Cherrie in the home goal.

Bray Wanderers: 1 Peter Cherrie; 2 Hugh Douglas, 4 Conor Kenna (c) (yc x2=rc), 21 Tim Clancy, 15 Alan Kehoe; Hugh Douglas, 3 John Sullivan, 8 Mark Salmon; 6 Keith Buckley, 11 Gary McCabe, 16 Dylan Connolly; 9 Aaron Greene Subs: 5 Derek Foran (for Aherne 64) 7 Ryan Brennan (for McCabe 84), 14 Jamie Aherne (for Douglas 43 inj), 17 Gerald Pender, 22 Daragh Noone, 23 Jason Marks, 93 Lee Steacy (gk)
Galway United: 1 Conor Winn; 5 Lee Grace (yc) 57 Stephen Folan, 6 Alex Byrne; 2 Colm Horgan (c), 4 Paul Sinnott, 8 David Cawley (yc), 3 Marc Ludden; 11 Conor Melody, 18 Jesse Devers, 19 Ronan Murray Subs: 10 Vinny Faherty (for Byrne 70), 12 Maurice Nugent, 13 Aaron Conway, 15 Robert Spellman, 16 Ciarán Nugent (gk), 17 Gary Shanahan (for Sinnott 70), 21 Gary Kinnehan

Match Report: Michael Duffy