Seagulls round off with fine win against Cobh
BRAY Wanderers U-19's rounded off a fine campaign with a 0-5 win over Cobh Ramblers that guaranteed them a sixth place finish.
This group of youngsters had to endure a staff overhaul midway through their season as former boss Stephen Fox departed the club in the aftermath of Pat Devlin's exit from the club.
The new management team came in and made minimal fuss when taking over but all credit should go to the players, who persevered all season and were rewarded with their top six finish on Saturday afternoon.
Sean Hurley opened the scoring for the Seagulls. Adam Cox made it 0-2 on 26 minutes with a screamer. Corey Franzoni pounced in the 41st minute to make it a three-goal advantage and a minute later, Cox had his second as the visitors threatened to run riot.
Wanderers travelled with a squad of just 12 men, and the 12th man, goalkeeper Gavin Sheridan, was given a run out ten minutes from time in place of Stephen McGuinness, who had stayed in Cork overnight having been on bench duty the previous night for the first team.
Finglas man Ryan Swan put a nice gloss on the second period as he found the net with seven minutes remaining.
Bray Wanderers U-19s: 32. Stephen McGuinness, 2. Bryan Doyle, 3. Michael Brown, 4. Craig Dowling, 5. Tim Hawe, 6. Corey Franzoni, 7. Sean Noble, 8. Adam Cox, 9. Aaron Byrne, 10. Sean Hurley, 11. Ryan Swan. SUB: Gavin Sheridan for McGuinness (80).