Monday 18 December 2017

Kelly on fire for Bray

Bray Wanderers 4
Galway United 0

PAT DEVLIN'S remarkable turnaround at Bray continued last night as the Seagulls bagged their fourth win in six games since his return as manager.

Jake Kelly scored a double and had a hand in the other two as Galway's five-game unbeaten run in all competitions shuddered to a halt.

Dean Zambra had the game's first chance when he had a strike from the edge of the box saved by Galway 'keeper Barry Ryan on the half-hour mark.

Six minutes later Bray were handed control of the game when Seamus Conneely was penalised for holding Kelly in the area. Kelly stepped up to convert the spot-kick himself.

Karl Sheppard had a half-chance to level in the 58th minute, but his effort was cleared by Shane O'Connor.

Bray extended their lead 60 seconds later when Kelly's low strike was not held by Ryan and Gary Shaw reacted first to tap home the loose ball.

Zambra put Wanderers 3-0 up in the 75th minute when he slid home at the back post after a cross by Kelly following good work by Shaw in the build-up.

Kelly rounded off the rout to make it 4-0 in the 84th minute with a neat finish after being played through by Zambra.

BRAY WANDERERS -- Gregg; Webster, S O'Connor, Prendergast, Houston, Zambra, Dempsey (Mitchell 86), D O'Connor, J Kelly (Massey 86), Shields, Shaw (Mulroy 82).

GALWAY UTD -- Ryan; Conneely, Reilly (Preston-Kelly 61), McKensie, Walsh, King (Cheever 64), Curran, O'Donnell, O'Brien, Molloy (Keogh 79), K Sheppard.

Ref -- T Connolly (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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