Two goals in three second half minutes saw Bray claim their long-awaited away league win. Dylan McGlade continued his scoring record from 2018 with Longford by bagging a brace for his new club in the East Coast derby at Stradbrook. The winger scor
Two goals in three second half minutes saw Bray claim their long-awaited away league win.
Dylan McGlade continued his scoring record from 2018 with Longford by bagging a brace for his new club in the East Coast derby at Stradbrook.
The winger scored a disputed penalty on 63 minutes after Conor Keeley was penalised. Just two minutes later, and only hours after signing on loan from Waterford, Dean O’Hallorhan doubled that lead.
McGlade wrapped up matters in the last minute of stoppage time to make 3-0 as Wanderers won on the road for the first time in 18 attempts. The home side gave four debuts to Seán Hurley, Eoin Massey, Vilius Labutis and Robert Manley.
Bar goalkeeper Gabriel Sava and centre half Seán Heaney, the Wicklow club handed first-ever starts in their colours to nine outfield players including skipper Paul Keegan, McGlade and former Cabo front man Joe Doyle.
With a difficult cross-field wind playing havoc with the conditions, clear-cut chances were few and far between in the opening period. Former Seagull Kieran Marty Waters almost got in along the left channel after 21 minutes. But Sava’s vital touch conceded a corner.
Making his second debut for Wanderers after nearly a decade apart, Sava then made a fine save to thwart Bray native Luke Clucas off a 34th minute free. Doyle then went close haunting his former charges when lobbing Stephen McGuinness eight minutes before the interval.
But the ball dropped agonisingly wide.
Cabinteely FC: Stephen McGuinness; Eoin Massey, Jack Tuite, Conor Keeley, Seán Hurley; Keith Dalton, Vilius Labutis, Zak O’Neill (Alex Aspil 79), Luke Clucas (Nika Kalandarisvili 69); Kieran Marty Waters; Robert Manley (Oisin McMenamin 69).
Bray Wanderers: Gabriel Sava; Luke Nolan, Seán Heaney, Killian Cantwell, Dylan Barnett; Dean O’Hallorhan (Richie Purdy 84), Paul Keegan, Philip Gannon (Luca Lovic 90 + 3), Derek Daly; Dylan McGlade; Joe Doyle.
Referee: Tomas Connolly.