Seán Heaney 26

Dean Shiels 15

John Sullivan 94+


Carlisle Grounds
22 Oct 2018

Sullivan's exultation

To the delight, not to say astonishment, of home fans the Seagulls produced a nailbiting finish and a final three-point result in the Carlisle Grounds this season.

Dean Shiels's quarter hour opener for the Candystripes was almost a "here we go again" moment for the Bray faithful, but when Seán Heaney equalised before the break, there was a feeling that something different might happen this time.

It took a decent shift from newly-returned home keeper Evan Moran to maintain equality until deep in time added.

And it was a Seán Harding shot that provided the opening when it was turned over by Derry keeper Eric Grimes.

Jake Kelly took the flag-kick and John Sullivan managed to bundle it into the Derry net.

Bray will travel for their last Premier Division encounter of 2018, with Cork City on Friday, in a much changed frame of mind.

Compiled by Mícheál Ó hUanacháin

Bray Wanderers: 29 Evan Moran; 25 Cian Walsh, 5 Seán Heaney , 4 Conor Kenna (c); 8 John Sullivan , 6 Paul O'Conor; 31 Seán Harding, 22 Darragh Noone, 3 Kevin Lynch; 24 Jake Ellis; 9 Gerald Pender
Subs: 11 Jake Kelly (for Ellis 84), 12 Dylan Hayes, 14 Rhys Gorman (for Noone 80), 27 Dragos Mamaliga, 30 Jamie Crilly (for Lynch 65), 50 Enda Minogue (gk)
Derry City: 13 Eric Grimes; 7 Jamie McDonagh , 15 Eoin Toal (c), 20 Darren Cole, 29 Kevin McHattie; 6 Aaron Splaine, 22 Dean Shiels ; 27 Adrian Delap, 31 Shane McNamee, 9 Alistair Roy; 25 Ronan Hale
Subs: 3 Daniel Seaborne, 4 Aaron McEneff (for McNamee 61), 8 Rory Hale (for Shiels 67), 10 Ben Fisk (for Delap 61), 14 Gavin Peers, 67 Nicky Low, 34 Nathan Gartside (gk)
Referee: Neil Doyle

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