Sunday 24 March 2019

EA Sport Cup round-up: Bray bound into next round of Cup

Bray Wanderers manager Gary Cronin. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Bray Wanderers manager Gary Cronin. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

John Fallon

Bray Wanderers continued their stellar start to the season by beating Wexford 3-2 last night to book their place in the EA Sports Cup second round, writes John Fallon.

Gary Cronin's Seagulls sped into a three-goal lead by the break; Derek Daly opened the scoring on 25 minutes before another close-season arrival from Waterford, Dylan Barnett, buried a second three minutes later.

Dylan McGlade's penalty just before the break seemed to wrap up the outcome. Ryan Nolan's reply early in the second half gave Wexford some hope, but a second from Sean Roche's in stoppage time arrived too late.

Shelbourne edged out Leinster Senior League side Bluebell United at Tolka Park, Daniel McKenna's sumptuous free-kick 20 minutes in clinching a 1-0 win.

Athlone Town racked up an interval lead at home to Galway United through George Mukete's seventh-minute effort. Second-half pressure yielded an equaliser for Galway, through Conor Barry, 20 minutes from normal time though.

Athlone were eventually undone with four minutes of extra-time remaining as Vinny Faherty headed in Galway's winner on his debut.

In tonight's pair of ties, Cobh Ramblers welcome Limerick to St Colman's Park and Longford Town host Cockhill Celtic (both 7.45pm).

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