Bray Wanderers may have missed out on the promotion party but they ensured their season ended with a bang with an entertaining 4-1 victory over Drogheda United. Dean Williams grabbed a brace to ensure he'd finish as the second best marksman in the
Bray Wanderers may have missed out on the promotion party but they ensured their season ended with a bang with an entertaining 4-1 victory over Drogheda United.
Dean Williams grabbed a brace to ensure he'd finish as the second best marksman in the First Division, with Dylan McGlade also on target twice in beautiful style.
Bray local Chris Lyons pulled one back in the second period. Surprisingly, there was over 1,000 at the Carlisle Grounds for this dead-rubber affair that saw the Seagulls produce some superb football in the first half.
Joe Doyle nudged the ball past Paul Skinner in the fifth minute and was clipped by the shot-stopper. Williams tucked away the 12-yarder. McGlade brilliantly doubled Bray’s lead.
He picked the ball up wide on the left and his eyes must have lit up when he saw how isolated Luke Gallagher was. He floated past him into the box and with visiting defenders terrified to stick a leg out, McGlade stuck it into the bottom corner with superb precision.
It would then get worse for the Co. Louth side as they trailed by three just three minutes later. McGlade was slaloming left and right in the centre circle and then threw off his man with a sublime feigned pass which freed him up to actually thread a delicious pass through for Williams who happily applied the finish.
Williams was denied a hat-trick by a goal-line clearance just before the hour mark. Cantwell got a foot to McGlade’s corner and Douglas then nodded it back in which is when Williams tried to float it into the far corner but Luke McNally nodded it off the line.
Drogheda pulled one back as Lyons buried his 14th goal of the season to the roof of the net but a storming comeback was never really in the offing.
In stoppage time, Cantwell cleared off the line for Bray who immediately raced up the other end and wrapped things up as McGlade casually dinked over the outrushing Skinner.