Monday 20 November 2017

Bray climb off bottom

Sporting Fingal 2
Bray Wanderers 2

The Seagulls' Indian summer continued last night after a brace from Jake Kelly ensured the point that takes them off the foot of the table for the first time since mid-March.

After grabbing seven points from their last three games, Bray look like a team rejuvenated under Pat Devlin.

Just two minutes into an entertaining game, Alan Kirby bagged the opener for the home side after Eamon Zayed sold the Bray defence an exquisite dummy.

With both goalkeepers under early pressure, it was only a matter of time before the second goal arrived, and it came via Kelly on 21 minutes, his shot creeping under Darren Quigley.

Kelly then added to his tally of 12 league goals this season with a blistering strike in the 34th minute, after Gary Dempsey's effort had deflected into his path.

Zayed managed an equaliser in the 59th minute, tapping home after Conan Byrne's attempt had cannoned off a post. Kirby could have added a third for Fingal, as could Kelly for Bray.

But both sides will be happy with a point.

Sporting Fingal -- Quigley, Dawson, Hawkins, Browne, Fitzgerald; Williams, Kirby, Finn (Quinn 45); Byrne (Cahill 84), O'Neill, Zayed (Crowe 87).

Bray Wanderers -- Gregg, Webster, S O'Connor, Prendergast, Houston; Zambra, Dempsey, D O'Connor (Mulroy h-t), Kelly (Massey 78); Shaw, Shields.

Ref -- D Hancock (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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