Waterford match report 2.2.2019

Waterford FC 1 Bray Wanderers 2

Regional Sports Centre, Friendly, 2 February 2019

Wanderers recorded their second win of the pre-season over premier division opposition with this away win over Waterford FC. Wanderers took the lead on 22 minutes when Derek Daly’s initial shot was saved by the Waterford keeper, but Joe Doyle followed up to convert the loose ball to the net.

The home side equalised on 40 minutes. Hery’s cross into the box was converted by Trialist C who scored low into the corner of the net.

Joe Doyle raced clear for Wanderers in the 56th minute but he shot inches wide of the post. Adam Hayden saved a well struck shot from Zack Elbouzedi on 83 minutes to keep the scores level. In the final minute, Dragos Mamaliga found fellow substitute Jake Ellis free in the area and the young striker found the net low under the Waterford keeper.

Waterford FC: Trialist A, Maxi Koupgun, Kenny Browne, Damien Delaney, Kevin Lynch, Shane Duggan, JJ Lunney, Bastien Hery, Cory Galvin, Trialist B, Trialist C. Subs: John Martin for JJ Lunney (33), Trialist D for Trialist C (h/t), Zach Elbouzedi for Hery (60), Dean Walsh (for Galvin 60), Rory Feely (for Browne 66).

Bray Wanderers: 1 Gabriel Sava, 18 Luke Nolan, 4 Killian Cantwell {T), 5 Sean Heaney, 3 Dylan Barnett, 26 Paul Keegan, 11 Derek Daly, 8 Philip Gannon, 17 Luka Lovic, 10 Dylan McGlade 9 Joe Doyle.

Subs: 16 Adam Hayden (for Sava 71), 14 Jake Ellis (for Gannon 75), 22 Dragos Mamaliga (for Barnett 57), 12 Andrew McGovern (for Daly 86), 24 Richard Purdy, 2 Hugh Douglas, 15 Darragh Gibbons.

T= Trialist

Match report: Michael Duffy