Thursday 23 November 2017

Boyce brace clips Seagulls' wings

(Glentoran win 7-2 on aggregate)

Bray Wanderers' first taste of Setanta Sports Cup action came to an abrupt end last night in Belfast as Glentoran added a comfortable 3-0 success to their 4-2 win in the first leg.

The game was up in east Belfast after just 11 minutes when Stephen Carson's free-kick from wide on the left was headed in from close range by the unchallenged Darren Boyce.

Colin Nixon doubled the advantage just before the break when he headed in via another cross from the impressive Carson.

Marty Waters had Wanderers' best chance on 63 minutes after Adam Hanlon headed back across goal, but, from two yards out, Waters couldn't find a way past Elliot Morris who made a good instinctive stop. Glentoran added a third by way of a penalty to set up a quarter-final clash with Sligo Rovers after Dane Massey brought down Andrew Waterworth and Boyce powered home the spot-kick.

GLENTORAN -- Morris, Ward, Birney (Howland 46 (O'Kane 63), Nixon, Hill, O'Hanlon (E Murray 14), Clarke, Callacher, Carson, Waterworth, Boyce.

BRAY WANDERERS -- Quigley, Webster, Mitchell (Sweeney 46), Massey, Knight, Hanlon, Zambra, O'Connor, Kelty (Byrne 46), Waters, Houston (Kelly 63).

Ref -- C Burns (Belfast).

Irish Independent

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