FAI Cup R3
Date: 7:45 p.m. June 28, 2010
Venue: Carlisle Grounds
Ref:
Att: Unknown
TV:

Jake Kelly 42' -
Peno Scored: 42'


Shane O'Neill 53' -
Scored: 53'


Dane Massey 63' -
Red: 63'


Shane O'Neill 77' -
Scored: 77'


Scored: 29'
- Darren Cassidy 29'

Scored: 75'
- Patrick McEleney 75'



Bray Wanderers 3-2 Derry City

Mon, Jun 28 2010
Four-time winners Derry City were sent crashing out of the FAI Ford Cup at the Carlisle Grounds on Monday night, as two-goal hero Shane O'Neill helped ten-man Bray Wanderers to a hard-fought victory in an enthralling third round replay.

Derry had looked the more likely winner when Patrick McEleney fired home a spectacular free-kick after 75 minutes, but O'Neill's strike gave powered them into the fourth round in the end.

In a game played at a very high tempo, Derry looked the more potent of the two sides in the opening half, and were providing more of a threat in the final-third than The Seagulls. The home side were competing well, but were finding it hard to get enough supply up to O'Neill, as wingers Jake Kelly and John Mulroy were find it hard to get onto the ball. However, a strong Bray defence, anchored by 38-year-old defender Colm Tresson, were proving to be uncompromising and weren't affording the First Division outfit too many clear-cut openings.

Their resistance would eventually be broken on 29 minutes though, when Vincent Sweeney flicked on a James McClean cross from the right for the on-rushing Cassidy, whose left-footed strike was finished coolly to the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

This represented something of a blow to Eddie Gormley's charges, but they were back on level terms 13 minutes later when winger Jake Kelly buried a penalty past Gerard Doherty in the Derry goal after Tresson had been fouled in the area by Thomas McBride.

This meant that the game was up in the air going into the second half, and Derry went extremely close to regaining the lead six minutes in when Patrick McEleney's effort was well saved by Bray 'keeper Brian Kane. Indeed, this stop would prove to be crucial as Bray went on to take a surprise lead just two minutes later when the elusive O'Neill ran onto a Dane Massey ball from deep and finished emphatically to the back of the Derry net.

Bray grew in confidence as a result of this goal, and looked like they might add to their total before the night's end. They would suffer a hammer blow on 63 minutes though when left-back Massey was given his marching orders on a second yellow for kicking the ball away. This provided Derry with a fresh impetus to attack, leaving Bray with a very nervy final quarter ahead of them.

And what a final quarter it was, as Derry drew level with 15 minutes remaining thanks to a thunderbolt free-kick from all of 30 yards by 17 year-old Patrick McEleney. This looked like being a catalyst for the visitors to push on, but O'Neill came up with the goods once again two minutes later, finishing crisply to the right of Doherty after a mazy run out of defence by Tresson.

As the tie entered into the final ten minutes, Derry pressed with all their might for an equaliser, but Bray managed to hold out for a most memorable victory. This will give Bray plenty of confidence going into next encounter against Galway United in the league next Monday at Terryland Park, while Derry will look to bounce back from this defeat when they face Mervue United at the same venue on Friday.

Bray Wanderers: Kane; S O'Connor, Tresson, Webster (D Doyle '36), Massey; Mulroy, Shields, Brennan, Kavanagh, Kelly; O'Neill (R Doyle '92).
Subs not used: A O'Connor, D Vickers, Byrne, Zambra, Lambert.

Derry City: Doherty; McCallion, Molloy, S McEleney, Friars (Harkin '80); P McEleney, McClean, Cassidy, Sweeney, Scoltock; McBride (Henry '71).
Subs not used: Ferry, Devlin, Coyle, Heraghty.

Referee: N. Doyle (Dublin).
Attendance: 300.
Extratime Man of the Match: Shane O'Neill (Bray Wanderers).



Bray Wanderers
Brian Kane
Goalkeeper
Lloyd Massey
Defender
Shane O'Connor
Defender
Colm Tresson
Defender
David Webster
Defender
Stephen Brennan
Midfielder
James Kavanagh
Midfielder
Jake Kelly
42Peno: 42'
Midfielder
John Mulroy
Midfielder
Chris Shields
Midfielder
Shane O'Neill
53Scored: 53'
77Scored: 77'
Forward

Substitutes
Nicholas Byrne
Defender
Robbie Doyle
Forward
Daire Doyle
Midfield
Robert Lambert
Goalkeeper
Adam O'Connor
Forward
Dylan Vickers
Midfield
Dean Zambra
Midfield
Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Barry Molloy
Defender
Shane McEleney
Defender
Eddie McCallion
Defender
Emmet Friars
Defender
Mark Scoltock
Midfielder
Patrick McEleney
Midfielder
75Scored: 75'
James McClean
Midfielder
49Booked: 49'
Darren Cassidy
Midfielder
29Scored: 29'
Vinny Sweeney
Midfielder
Thomas McBride
Forward

Substitutes
Conor Heraghty
Unknown
James Henry
Midfield
Matt Harkin
Forward
Eugene Ferry
Goalkeeper
Empty Empty
Unknown
Darren Coyle
Midfield


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