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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 5, 2010
Venue: United Park
Att: Unknown


Drogheda United 0 - 0 Bray Wanderers

Tue, Apr 06 2010
Drogheda United and Bray Wanderers played out a highly entertaining scoreless draw in a blustering basement battle at Hunky Dorys Park. The game ebbed and flowed in line with the breeze here as the homeside dominated the first half, but Bray were the more ascendant in the second.

Drogheda almost opened the scoring after only two minutes as left back Eoghan Osborne hit a sweetly struck shot from 30 yards out which had Kane scrambling across his goal but the ball just dragged wide.

This effort was quickly followed by a series of pop shots from the Boynesiders as Bray crowded their box in an effort to restrict the homeside.

Brian Kane was the hero for the visitors in the first half, the keeper pulling off a series of saves to keep his side in the match. The most impressive coming just before the break when from a Ryan Brennan corner Joe Kendrick headed straight into the goal forcing Kane to block the shot with his foot and Jamie Duffy was denied on the follow up by a series of Bray bodies diving at the ball.

The visitor’s only real effort in the first half came on the stroke of halftime when they were awarded a free from 20 yards out. Richie Baker saw his shot lift over the Drogheda wall but curl wide of the post with Drogheda debutant Paul Murphy scrambling across.

Eddie Gormley’s side had the ball in the net after 55 minutes but the goal was disallowed for a foul on Alan McNally by Tresson who netted. Baker then saw an effort skew back off the opposite post as Dane Massey sent in a free which missed everyone in the Drogheda box and was connected with by the Bray striker.

It was then Baker who had a goal disallowed after being assisted by John Mulroy, the midfielder was seen to be offside as he beat Murphy. Drogheda almost stole a late winner as Mick Daly saw his shot flash across the Bray goal but it ended as a draw seeing Bray notch up their first point of the season and leave Drogheda still searching for their first league win.

Drogheda United: Paul Murphy, Joe Kendrick, Alan McNally, Paul Crowley, Eoghan Osborne (Jamie Harris 68), Eric McGill, Jamie Duffy (John Flood 68), Mick Daly, Brian King, Ryan Brennan (Garreth O’Connor 77), Glen Fitzpatrick.
Subs Not Used: Paul Skinner, Robbie Martin

Bray Wanderers: Brian Kane, Daire Doyle, Dane Massey, Shane O’Connor, Colm Tresson, Chris Shields, David Tyrrell (John Mulroy HT), James Kavanagh, Shane O’Neill, Robbie Doyle (Pablo Rodriguez 82), Richie Baker. Subs Not Used: Carl Donnelly, Stephen Brennan, David Webster

Booked: James Kavanagh 70

Referee: Derek Tomney (Dublin)

Attendance: 600 (estimate)

Drogheda United
Paul Murphy
Goalkeeper
Paul Crowley
Defender
Joe Kendrick
45Booked: 45'
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
Eoghan Osborne
Defender
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Michael Daly
Midfielder
Jamie Duffy
Midfielder
Brian King
Midfielder
Eric McGill
Midfielder
Glen Fitzpatrick
Forward

Substitutes
John Flood
Forward
Jamie Harris
Defender
Robbie Martin
Forward
Garreth O'Connor
Midfield
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Bray Wanderers
Brian Kane
Goalkeeper
Colm Tresson
Defender
Shane O'Connor
Defender
Dane Massey
Defender
Daire Doyle
Defender
David Tyrrell
Midfielder
Chris Shields
Midfielder
James Kavanagh
Midfielder
70Booked: 70'
Richie Baker
Midfielder
Shane O'Neill
Forward
Robbie Doyle
Forward

Substitutes
David Webster
Defender
Pablo Rodriguez
Forward
John Mulroy
Forward
Carl Donnelly
Goalkeeper
Stephen Brennan
Defender