Friday 28 November 2014

Bray point to survival

Published 23/01/1999 | 00:11

BRAY WANDERERS 0 FINN HARPS 0 LAST night's visit to the Carlisle Grounds of high-flying Finn Harps proved fruitful for the locals as they picked up another valuable point in their quest for Premier Division survival.

In what turned out to be a bitterly disappointing affair a draw seemed a fair result.

Bray goalkeeper John Walsh did make two excellent first half saves from James Mulligan and Tom Mohan as Harps made the early running, but it was the seasiders who squandered the best opportunity of the half when Alan Smyth dragged his shot wide from fifteen yards following a brilliant run from Colm Tresson.

Bray's new signing Steve Jones produced the most exciting moment of the second half on 67 minutes. The former Sligo Rovers man beat three players before firing in a 25 yard drive which took a deflection before being brilliantly pushed around the post by visitors 'keeper Brian McKenna.

Walsh saved his side again, blocking Eamon Kavanagh's goal bound effort in the 84th minute. The seasiders could have snatched it in injury time when substitute Jason Byrne set up Kieran `Tarzan' O'Brien whose shot was held by McKenna.

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