Sunday 17 December 2017

Croly to take struggling Seagulls job

Drogheda 4 Bray Wanderers 2

Trevor Croly set to be named new Bray Wanderers manager
Trevor Croly set to be named new Bray Wanderers manager Newsdesk

Trevor Croly is set to be named as the new Bray Wanderers manager early next week but the former Shamrock Rovers boss will have his work cut out after Bray fell to a fourth straight league defeat at United Park.

Three goals in 13 second-half minutes - from Sean Brennan, Mick Daly and Daryl Kavanagh - cancelled out Chris Lyons' early opener for the visitors, who were led by captain David Cassidy and coach James Quinn.

The players were told of Croly's imminent appointment before the match and it seemed to spur them on as Lyons put Bray in front after nine minutes. Hugh Douglas met Cassidy's corner and the ball fell to Lyons, who shot low across goal past Micheal Schlingermann.

Within a minute of the restart, Brennan tapped in Lee Duffy's cross to equalise before Daly headed in from a corner.

Two minutes later, Alan Byrne's header was directed in by Kavanagh at the back post. Peter McGlynn did reduce the deficit on 68 minutes but Tiernan Mulvenna struck late on as Drogheda picked up their first league win in 10 matches.

Drogheda - Schlingermann; Daly, Byrne, Gorman, Marks; Brennan (Mulvenna 80), Maher (Dunne 37), Hughes (O'Reilly 91), Walshe, Duffy; Kavanagh.

Bray - McGuinness; Barker, McNally, Douglas, Cooney; Hanlon, Cassidy, McEvoy (Scully 78), Kelly, McGlynn; Lyons (Onwubiko 72).

Ref - R Matthews (Westmeath)

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