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Twigg back to see off Bray


Published 24/04/2010 | 05:00

Gary Twigg marked his first start of the season with the only goal as Rovers made it three wins from three with a comfortable dismissal of Bray in Tallaght.

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Having conceded four goals at home to St Pat's, the early signs were ominous for Bray as Billy Dennehy went close twice in the opening four minutes.

Thomas Stewart had a shot blocked before Twigg was left all alone at the back post to receive Ollie Cahill's free, but he sent the ball wide. Dan Murray then had a shot saved by Brian Kane, with Twigg's follow-up cleared off the line.

The Seagulls were beginning to look comfortable, but a rare foray into Rovers territory ended in disaster on 36 minutes. Aidan Price cut out Chris Shields' pass, Danny Murphy cleared to Chris Turner and he embarked on a purposeful run. Turner found Dennehy on the right, and he squared the ball to Twigg, who swept it home.

Wanderers' Mark O'Brien saw a straight red for a tackle on Stephen Rice with 23 minutes remaining.

SHAMROCK ROVERS -- Mannus; Flynn, Price, Murray, Murphy; Dennehy, Turner, Chambers, Cahill (Rice 64); Stewart, Twigg (Baker 71).

BRAY WANDERERS -- Kane; D Doyle, O'Connor, Webster, Massey; Zambra, Shields, O'Brien, Tyrrell (O'Neill 86); Rodriguez (Kelly 79), R Doyle (Mulroy 74).

REF -- R Winter (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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