Sunday 25 February 2018

Bray Wanderer's Eamon Zayed clips the Seagulls' wings

Bray Wanderers 0 Sligo Rovers 1

Eamon Zayed, Sligo Rovers
Eamon Zayed, Sligo Rovers

Eamon ZAYED came back to haunt former side Bray as John Coleman claimed his first away win as Sligo manager.

In only his second game for the Bit O'Red after his loan move from Shamrock Rovers, the Libyan international broke the deadlock in the 47th minute at the Carlisle Grounds. Adam Mitchell could not cut out Evan McMillan's header, with Zayed getting in behind to angle in a 15-yard half volley.

Struggling Bray side should have levelled ten minutes later. David Cassidy beat the offside trap and lobbed the advancing Gray Rogers but the ball dropped agonisingly wide of the open target.

Despite the visitors having the better chances through Zayed, Sean Maguire and Evan McMillan in a bossed first period, the Seagulls almost snatched an equaliser in the 87th minute, but Mitchell's header from a corner clipped the crossbar.

It took a fine block by the Bray keeper Stephen McGuinness to thwart Sean Maguire in the 21st minute. Zayed poked into the side-netting before McMillan hit the post before half-time.

Bray Wanderers -McGuinness; Barker (J Kelly 78); Cooney, Mitchell, Gorman; Zambra, G Kelly; O'Neill (Maloney 58), Cassidy, Akinade; Hughes.

Sligo Rovers - Rogers; Keane, Peers, Spillane, Ledwith (Donelon 75); Maguire, Cawley, Conneely, Kavanagh (O'Conor 64); McMillan, Zayed (Keating 88)..

Ref - J McKell (Tipperary).

Irish Independent

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