Pender 3


27 Jan 2017

A useful turn-out, facing an unexpectedly lively Town team, and a result much in line with the "home" crowd's expectations.

Harry Kenny took the opportunity, with a competitive match during the coming week, to try out two distincT formations, the first seeming to give him a little more edge than the second.

Gary McCabe, sitting as a midfielder rather than a winger, was lively but failed to penetrate, and Dylan Connolly was frustrated by close marking from the Longford back four.

Ger Pender's goal came from a move up the right and a looping cross which the young man - himself a veteran of the midland team - lobbed neatly just behind Paul Skinner with the game still in its infancy.

And despite some threatening play (increasingly from the "visitors" during the second period) the score didn't change between then and the final whistle.

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Bray Wanderers (some numbers were shared or repeated): (First half) 40 Lee Stacey; 3 Calvin Rogers, 2 Hugh Douglas, 21 Tim Clancy (c), 12 Conor Earley; 7 John Sullivan, 7 RYan Brennan, 6 Keith Buckley, 11 Jason Marks; 9 Aaron Greene, 17 Gerard Pender
Subs: 1 Peter Cherrie (gk), 6 Conor Kenna, 15 Jamie Aherne (for Earley 24), 17 Gary McCabe
(Second half) 1 Peter Cherrie; 13 Dylan Hayes, 6 Conor Kenna (c), 9 Derek Foran, 19 Kevin Lynch; 8 Mark Salmon; 10 Karl Moore, 17 Gary McCabe, 22 Darragh Noone; 14 Anthony Flood, 16 Dylan Connolly
Subs: 5 John Sullivan, 9 Aaron Greene, 12 Conor Earley, 15 Jamie Aherne, 40 Lee Stacey (gk)
Longford Town: 1 Paul Skinner; 2 Kealon Dillon, 4 Noel Haverty, 5 Stephen Walsh, 3 Tristan Noack Hofmann; 7 Dean Zambra, 6 Kevin O'Connor (c), 8 Gavin Boyne; 10 Don Cowan, 9 Davy O'Sullivan, 11 Dylan McGlade
Subs: 12 Daniel O'Reilly (for Noack Hofmann H/T), 14 Enda Curran (for O'Sullivan H/T), 15 Cody Mulhall (for Cowan 62), 16 Ian Fletcher (for Walsh 75), 17 Karl Chambers (for Boyne 62), 18 Jack Brady (for Skinner 24), 19 20 21 Dan Beya (for McGlade 75); Not used: Dylan Lynch, Luke Darcy, Aodh Dervin
Referee: Neil Doyle

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