Thursday 21 September 2017

Flood helps to sink former club

Galway United 1 Bray Wanderers 2

Bray were dominant and they got their second in the 27th minute. Pic: Sportsfile
Bray were dominant and they got their second in the 27th minute. Pic: Sportsfile

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Former Galway United front man Anto Flood began the onslaught as Bray enhanced their claims for a second-place finish this season.

Last weekend's win at home to Derry City was Bray's first in six league games but now they have won back to back and they are just behind Dundalk in the Premier Division standings.

Mark Salmon scored their second goal and although Stephen Folan scored for the second time in two weeks, Galway were left pointless once again.

Galway were 2-0 down at the break and they already looked well out of it after the two early strikes from Flood and Salmon.

A mistake from Ronan Murray, where his clearance got blocked down, led to the opening goal when Gary McCabe's cross was headed home by Flood. Two minutes later, Conor Kenna thought he had doubled the lead but his effort was disallowed for offside.

But Bray were dominant and they got their second in the 27th minute when Salmon pounced on a Keith Buckley cross and finished to the top right corner of Conor Winn's net.

Pádraic Cunningham had a number of chances after half-time as Galway tried to rally while Murray drove a free-kick into the wall.

Murray then provided the corner that Folan headed home in the 78th minute but Galway couldn't find the equalising goal despite some intense pressure late on.

 

GALWAY UTD - Winn; Horgan, Grace, Folan, Kineen; Shanahan (Melody 75), Holohan, Cawley, Murray;

Cunningham (Faherty 74), McCormack (Devaney 69).

BRAY WDS - Cherrie; Buckley, Douglas, Kenna, Lynch; Brennan, Salmon, Sullivan, Greene; Flood (Connolly 67), McCabe (Aherne 83).

Ref - P Tuite (Dublin)

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