Marks 17, 47

Devaney 14, 85

Greene 72 pen

Murray 65 pen

Cherrie s/pen (Murray) 92


Carlisle Grounds
07 Oct 2017

A share of the spoils does little to advance either side's cause this late in the season.

Both teams were chasing dreams, Galway seeking insurance points with the relegation battle ongoing below them, and Bray looking for a platform to build a last-ditch attack on the European places.

In an opening forty-five played at high pace from start to finish, the main action came either side of the quarter hour mark, when the Tribesmen opened their account courtesy of an unstoppable shot by Kevin Devaney, and Bray equalised three minutes later with a fine strike by Jason Marks.

The visitors had somewhat the better of the later chances, though Aaron Greene seemed dubiously flagged offside when through on Conor Winn just before the half hour.

But the major drama was to come. Almost immediately on the resumption, Marks doubled his and Bray's score.

But this time it took a little longer for the equality to come, courtesy of a soft Ronan Murray penalty.

And seven minutes later the hosts themselves were awarded a spot kick which Aaron Greene converted, leaving the Seagulls still leading by the odd goal in five.

But with only five minutes left, Kevin Devaney levelled matters again for the visitors, and as if that wasn't enough yet another penalty was given them when Hugh Douglas was cautioned for a foul on Stephen Folan in time added.

This time, however, Peter Cherrie managed to get a hand to Murray's shot and the teams finished on level terms again.

And as if to prove that Bray fans never suffer a dull moment, the final whistle had barely sounded when reporters received an email announcing the departure of Manager Harry Kenny, to take effect at the end of the season.

Full report to follow

Mícheál Ó hUanacháin

Bray Wanderers: 1 Peter Cherrie; 18 Calvin Rogers, 2 Hugh Douglas , 4 Conor Kenna , 10 Karl Moore; 8 Mark Salmon, 3 John Sullivan; 7 Ryan Brennan, 22 Darragh Noone, 23 Jason Marks ; 9 Aaron Greene
Subs: 5 Derek Foran (for Rogers 59), 6 Keith Buckley, 13 Shane Heffernan (for Kenna 87 inj), 16 Luke Rossiter, 17 Gerald Pender (for Salmon 76), 28 Dylan O'Connor, 93 Lee Steacy (gk)
Galway United: 1 Conor Winn ; 6 Alex Byrne, 57 Stephen Folan, 2 Colm Horgan ; 14 Kevin Devaney , 8 David Cawley, 18 Rory Hale, 3 Marc Ludden; 7 Gavan Holohan ; 22 Eoin McCormack, 19 Ronan Murray
Subs: 4 Paul Sinnott, 5 Niall Maher, 9 Padraic Cunningham (for McCormack 63), 11 Conor Melody (for Holohan 80), 17 Gary Shanahan (for Devaney 91), 23 Ronan Manning, 31 Charlie Burns (gk)
Referee: Tomás Connolly

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