O'Conor 64

McAleer 21, 28


Carlisle Grounds
12 Mar 2018

A brace by Caolan McAleer midway through an otherwise undistinguished first half gave Bray boss Dave Mackey another opportunity to rehearse his 'Buck up lads!' speech at the break.

But he had much to worry about, with the Bray players yielding possession at the least prompting, and far too many wayward passes to record.

Reinvigorated, the home side pressed hard in the early stages of the second half and got their reward, in a goal well taken on the first touch by Paul O'Conor.

But that was as far as the revival got, and the Bit o' Red took all three points with them on the first of their three visits to the capital in a ten-day spell.

Full report to follow

Mícheál Ó hUanacháin

Bray Wanderers: 1 Aaron Dillon; 16 Daniel McKenna, 5 Sen Heaney, 4 Conor Kenna, 3 Kevin Lynch; 6 Paul O'Conor; 17 Daniel Kelly, 21 Gary McCabe (c), 9 Aaron Greene; 19 Rónán Coughlan, 9 Gerald Pender
Subs: 2 Hugh Douglas, 7 Cory Galvin (for Pender H/T), 8 John Sullivan (for Kelly H/T), 12 Dylan Hayes, 15 Darragh Gibbons, 22 Darragh Noone (for McCabe 66), 29 Evan Moran (gk)
Sligo Rovers: 1 Mícheál Schlingermann; 2 Gary Boylan, 5 Kyle Callan-McFadden, 6 Seamus Sharkey, 18 Calum Waters; 17 Caolan McAleer, 22 David Cawley, 4 Eduardo Pinceli, 7 Rhys McCabe, 14 Ally Roy; 9 Adam Morgan
Subs: 8 Craig Roddan, 10 Rafaello Cretaro, 11 Greg Moorhouse (for Morgan 88), 19 Adam Wixted, 20 Jack Keaney (for Roy 93), 27 Lewis Morrison (for Pinceli 70), 39 Ed McGinty
Referee: Sean Grant

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