Monday 27 March 2017

Galway United rout Bray Wanderers

Galway United 4 0 Bray Wanderers

Galway United players celebrate scoring their first goal. Photo: David Fitzgerald / Sportsfile
Galway United players celebrate scoring their first goal. Photo: David Fitzgerald / Sportsfile

Vinny Faherty made it two goals in as many games as Galway United kept up their stunning start to the season with an impressive win over Bray Wanderers at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Kevin Devaney and Ruairi Keating also found the net for Galway while Paul Finnegan hit an own-goal for the visitors.

It was 0-0 at half-time after Galway had the better of the opportunities in the first-half, but the impressive Peter Cherrie kept them at bay.

Enda Curran found the net within two minutes of the resumption but was ruled offside. Galway were pushing for the lead but Bray’s Alan McNally sent a glancing header just wide on the counter-attack.

Galway got the breakthrough just past the hour-mark – Devaney stepped up to turn his man inside, and then out, before finishing low past Cherrie.

Hugh Douglas, Bray’s third substitute, was influential after his introduction but Sean Harding then went off injured and they were down to 10 men from the 66th minute.

Bray couldn’t find an answer, and Finnegan sent the ball into his own net before Faherty and Keating made it a rout.

Galway United: Winn; Horgan, Sinnott, Folan, Walsh; Shanahan, Sullivan (Foley 90), Connolly, Devaney (Cantwell 86); Faherty, Curran (Keating 74).

Bray Wanderers: Cherrie; Harding, McNally, Kenna (Finnegan 20), Marks (Douglas 58); Connolly, Byrne, Salmon, Moore; Brennan; Kelly (Lewis 34).

Referee: A Buttimer (Cork).

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