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Date: 7:45 p.m. July 4, 2014
Venue: Carlisle Grounds
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Jake Kelly 18' -
Scored: 18'


Adam Mitchell 60' -
Red: 60'


Scored: 3'
- Gavin Brennan 3'

Scored: 36'
- Gavan Holohan 36'

Scored: 90'
- Cathal Brady 90' + 2'



League Report: Bray Wanderers 1-3 Drogheda United

Fri, Jul 04 2014

Kelly here pictured scoring his first ever goal for Bray, added yet another to his tally against the Drogs on Friday night Credit: Ian Anderson

Drogheda United continued their renaissance under caretaker boss, Darius Kierans, after picking up their first win in their last seven games on Friday night in Bray.

 

Goals from Gavin Brennan, Gavan Holohan and Cathal Brady secured the much needed win for Drogheda in Kieran’s second game in charge. A red card for Adam Mitchell told the story of a poor performance from the home side who had Jake Kelly’s wonderful free kick as the only positive.

 

Drogheda United opened the scoring after three minutes when a long ball from Daire Doyle found Gary O’Neill who in turn found Gavin Brennan who side footed it home.

 

That goal kicked the home side into action with Bray Wanderers controlling proceedings after that with front man Jake Kelly at the heart of all that was good with the team.

 

Kelly’s strike partner, Isamhil Akinade, nearly opened his side’s account though when he got on the end of an excellent cross from Shane O’Neill but the Bray target man couldn’t direct it home. 

 

The Seagulls didn’t have to wait too much longer for a goal though when ten minutes later, on the 17th minute, Jake Kelly stepped over a free kick and without too much thought hammered it into the top corner.

 

Drogheda, who hope to announce their new manager at an EGM on Monday after Robbie Horgan’s sacking, leap frog Bray Wanderers into 9th position after this win. 

 

Drogheda’s second goal came on the 36th minute when Gavan Holohan pulled off a fantastic piece of skill after beating four men Brennan struck the ball, while falling, to lift it over the head of the helpless Stephen McGuinness in goal for the home side.

 

That piece of magic meant the visitors went into half time on top 2-1 and left boss Kierans the happier manager.

 

Second half chances from Gary O’Neill and Gavan Holohan to try increase the lead for Drogheda didn’t go their way but the Louth side grew impressively into the game.

 

It was goal scorer, Holohan, who was chief in creating chances for Drogheda on the wet surface, Drogheda’s best chance of the second half came from O’Neill who recieved a slick pull back from Holohan but the veteran front man saw his shot well saved by McGuinness.

 

Any chance of Bray making a come back in this game was severely dented on the hour mark when centre back Adam Mitchell was shown his marching orders after a second yellow when he tackled Holohan who made a trade mark lung busting run in the box.

 

Drogheda got their third and final goal in injury time when winger Cathal Brady benefitted from substitute's Declan ‘Fabio’ O’Brien’s smart pass to shoot past McGuinness.

 

That goal compounded a miserable night at a very wet Carlisle Grounds for Alan Mathews who now sit in 10th in the league.

 

 

Bray Wanderers: Stephen McGuinness; Eric McGill, Adam Mitchel, Shane O’Connor (Robert Maloney 24); Adam Hanlon, Graham Kelly, Dean Zambra, David Cassidy (Byrne, 76), Shane O’Neill; Ismahil Akinade (Dave Scully 62), Jake Kelly.
Subs Not Used: Shane Redmond (gk), Jamie McGlynn, Michael Browne, Gary Curran.

Booked: 

 

Drogheda United: Michael Schlingermann (Connolly, 90+3); Mick Daly, Stephen Maher, Alan McNally, Shane Grimes; Cathal Brady, Daire Doyle, Gavan Holohan, Gavin Brennan; Carl Walshe, Gary O’Neill (Declan O’Brien, 87).

Subs Not Used: Paul Crowley, Dylan Harding, Sean O’Connor, Ciaran O’Connor, Ray Kierans.

Booked: 

 

Referee: Rob Harvey.

Attendance: 

Extratime.ie Man Of The Match: Gavan Holohan (Drogheda United)

 

 



Bray Wanderers
Stephen McGuinness
Goalkeeper
Shane O'Connor
1Booked: 1'
23'
23Subbed Off: 23'
Defender
Adam Mitchell
45Booked: 45'
60Sent off: 60'
60Booked: 60'
Defender
Eric McGill
Defender
Dean Zambra
Defender
Shane O'Neill
Midfielder
Graham Kelly
Midfielder
Jake Kelly
18Scored: 18'
Midfielder
Adam Hanlon
Midfielder
David Cassidy
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Midfielder
Ismahil Akinade
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Forward

Substitutes
Shane Redmond
Goalkeeper
Jamie McGlynn
Defender
Robert Maloney
23'
23Subbed On: 23'
Defender
Gary Curran
Midfield
Ciarán Byrne
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Michael Brown
Defender
David Scully
61'
61Subbed On: 61'
Forward
Drogheda United
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Michael Daly
Defender
78Booked: 78'
Daire Doyle
Defender
Shane Grimes
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
18Booked: 18'
Cathal Brady
Midfielder
90Scored: 90'
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
3Scored: 3'
Gavan Holohan
Midfielder
36Scored: 36'
Stephen Maher
Midfielder
87Booked: 87'
Gary O'Neill
Forward
61Booked: 61'
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Carl Walshe
Forward

Substitutes
Dylan Connolly
Goalkeeper
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Paul Crowley
Midfield
Dale Harding
Defender
Roy Kierans
Defender
Declan O'Brien
Forward
86Subbed On: 86'
86'
Sean O'Connor
Midfield
Ciaran O'Connor
Defender


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