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Bray add to Galway woe

There has been no shortage of drama in the west again this year and, with further wage cuts imminent, Galway United -- who lost for the 12th game in a row -- are certainly experiencing plenty of short-term pain.

Considering their woeful record at Terryland Park, Galway battled admirably as both teams created chances early on, with Alan Murphy rifling over for Galway and both John Mulroy and Dane Massey testing Fleming's reflexes.

Bray pounced on 44 minutes when Conor Murphy bundled the ball over the line as Fleming failed to gather a Gary Dempsey corner.

Galway's woeful defence was to blame for Bray's second on 48 minutes, as Mulroy was given far too much space to extend Bray's advantage.

Dealing with routine set-pieces has caused Galway bother all season and Bray punished them again on 55 minutes when Stephen Last headed home a Joe Kendrick corner.

Galway United -- Fleming; Preston-Kelly, Maher, Walsh, Sinnott (G Kelly, 59); Ryan (Keogh, 73), Keane, Curran, Moore; Murphy (Feeney, 59), Gilmore.

Bray Wanderers -- Gregg; S O'Connor, Last, Prendergast, Kendrick (Houston, 82); Mulroy, D O'Connor (McGuinness, 80), Dempsey, Shields, Massey; Murphy (Zambra, 85).

Ref -- D McKeon (Dublin).

Irish Independent