Captain Paul Keegan landed the match winner on the stroke of half time for Bray on a night that will not live long in the memory. Dylan McGlade’s unsuccessful dribble saw the ball rolling harmlessly out of play and a Limerick defender was shielding
Captain Paul Keegan landed the match winner on the stroke of half time for Bray on a night that will not live long in the memory.
Dylan McGlade’s unsuccessful dribble saw the ball rolling harmlessly out of play and a Limerick defender was shielding it as it did so.
McGlade though did not give up and managed to sneak around the Limerick man who responded by shoving over the Bray attacker. Keegan drilled the spot kick straight down the middle.
Bray should have enjoyed a straightforward second period against a very poor Limerick side but Killian Cantwell received a red card five minutes after the interval.
The first moment of note of the evening was the first yellow card for Killian Cantwell. Bray switched the play to his flank and he took a very poor touch that allowed Lee Devitt to intercept so Cantwell halted him illegally and went into David Dunne’s book.
Bray were unlucky not to take the lead in the 21st minute. Williams looked menacing on the edge of the Limerick area but was crowded out so he slipped it out left to the on-rushing Barnett.
He came onto it like a DART and his sweetly-struck drive left the near post shaking. McGlade then burst onto the ball on the edge of the area and glided past his man but his low, hard shot was turned away by the outstretched leg of Brady.
It was in stoppage time that McGlade’s hard work earned Bray a penalty which Keegan coolly convered. Five minutes into the second period, Tomas O’Connor scampered clear of a sleeping Bray defence but was shoved over on the edge of the area by Cantwell who received his marching orders.
On 62 minutes, Heaney thought he had eased tensions with a thumping header but Bray would eventually realise it had been chalked off for an apparent shove.
Hugh Douglas batted away with the very little threat that Limerick offered as the remainder of the half petered out uneventfully but Bray are back to winning ways and a tad closer to the play-offs.