Ronan Finn 37

Dylan Watts 65 pen

Brandon Miele 76


Carlisle Grounds
31 Aug 2018

Wanderers moved closer to automatic relegation having surrendered to Shamrock Rovers at the Carlisle Grounds.

Chances weren't too plentiful during the first half of this match, and those there were seemed to come against the current run of play.

Though the home side had a number of near misses desite being under almost continuous pressure, it was the Hoops who drew first blood, Ronan Finn stroking home a low Dan Carr pass late in the period.

The Seagulls seemed to get the measure of Rovers' close marking as the break neared, and showed some consistent interventions of their own in the early part of the second half.

The visitors' reactions, however, remained a half-yard quicker and a foot more accurate than the hosts'.

But it was a badly miscalculated challenge by Darragh Gibbons on Sean Kavanagh that saw Referee Rob Hennessy point unhesitatingly to the spot, and Dylan Watts doubled the Hoops' lead from there.

The Bray defender was lucky, in fact, that there was no additional sanction, as he had picked up a caution earlier in the game.

And with just under a quarter of an hour to play, Brandon Miele shot low from the keeper's right to the far corner of the Bray net to make itthree.

Mícheál Ó hUanacháin

Bray Wanderers: 29 Evan Moran; 15 Darragh Gibbons , 5 Seán Heaney, 4 Conor Kenna (c), 3 Kevin Lynch ; 6 Paul O'Conor, 14 Rhys Gorman; 31 Seán Harding, 22 Darragh Noone, 11 Jake Kelly; Gerald Pender
Subs: 16 Glen Hollywood (for Kelly 87), 24 Jake Ellis (for Pender 73), 25 Cian Walsh (for ), 28 Alex Rafferty, 30 Jamie Crilly, 32 Cian Maher, 50 Jack Kelly (gk)
Shamrock Rovers: 1 Alan Mannus; 2 Ethan Boyle, 5 Lee Grace, 4 Roberto Lopes, 11 Sean Kavanagh; 6 Greg Bolger; 17 Joel Coustrain, 8 Ronan Finn (c) , 7 Dylan Watts , 10 Brandon Miele ; 9 Daniel Carr
Subs: 14 Gary Shaw (for Finn 79), 16 Joey O'Brien, 21 Aaron Bolger, 22 Aaron Greene (for Carr 57), 27 Brandon Kavanagh (for Coustrain 73), 29 Sam Bone, 30 Gavin Bazunu (gk)
Referee: Robert Hennessy

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