Monday 26 August 2019

Spot-on Bray shock Hoops

'Cork City made short work of neighbours Cobh Ramblers to book their place in the next round.' (stock picture)
'Cork City made short work of neighbours Cobh Ramblers to book their place in the next round.' (stock picture)

Jamie Holland

League of Ireland leaders Shamrock Rovers exited the EA Sports Cup at the hands of First Division side Bray Wanderers after a penalty shootout was required to settle the tie.

The Seagulls won 4-2 on spot-kicks after 120 scoreless minutes at the Carlisle Grounds with ex-Bray man Aaron Greene missing his penalty.

Cork City made short work of neighbours Cobh Ramblers to book their place in the next round.

Goals from English pair James Tilley and Liam Nash either side of half-time put the Leesiders in control in a game that was preceded by a tribute to Pat McAuliffe - the RTÉ commentator who had a strong relationship with both clubs.

Garry Comerford and sub Darragh Crowley were also on target for the hosts in a 4-1 success, with Denzil Fernandes grabbing the consolation.

Bohemians came from behind to get the better of Cabinteely.

Keith Long's much-changed side were behind at the break with Luke Clucas on target. Cabinteely boss Pat Devlin had also rested legs.

But Ryan Graydon equalised 12 minutes into the second half at Dalymount to atone for an earlier miss with ex-Manchester United and Everton attacker Sam Byrne bagging the decider from the spot.

Cory Galvin was Waterford's match winner as they defeated Galway at the RSC. Dean Walsh opened the scoring for the Blues before that was cancelled out by Jeff McGowan. Galvin settled the tie with a superb 30-yarder.

Finn Harps got the better of Sligo Rovers in extra-time at Finn Park. Mark Coyle put the hosts ahead in the 86th minute but Dante Leverock sent the tie the distance. Stephen Doherty was the 95th minute hero.

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