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Date Time League Season
19 August 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Galway United lose further ground on Cork

A missed first half penalty was as close as Galway got as they were well beaten by a stubborn Bray side.

David Hurley missed Galways penalty after 3 minutes on the clock while Brays Ben Feeney struck the opener 5 minutes later with 8 minutes gone with ex Galway man Colin Kelly finished the scoring after 27 minutes after he was slipped in brilliantly behind the Galway defence.

United got their second penalty of the night after 93 minutes but as Ronan Manning slotted home it was too little to late in a match that saw Bray win out 2-1 in a truly inspiring United performance

In a match that Galway would have seen as a must win they seemed to have the perfect start as with just three minutes on the clock United forward Rob Manley was taken down in the area penalty to the home side. David Hurley stepped up but his effort was denied by a great save by Stephen McGuinness. 

This unfortunate moment was made even worse for the tribesmen as just 5 minutes later Ben Feeney got in behind the Galway defence from a good flick on beating Conor Kearns to the ball and the away side producing a big sucker punch. 

This seemed to rattle Galway as they lacked any major fight or creativity struggling to make any chances of their own. 

Colin Kelly had an effort cleared off the line for Bray from their first corner of the match and just two minutes later Kelly was slipped in behind the Galway defence and slotted his left footed effort into the back of the net the visitors 2-0 up with only 27 minutes on the clock.  

Galway looked in disarray by this point and manager John Caulfiedl was clearly not pleased with his side as they went in at the break trailing. 

Galway were sent out early for the second half while John Caulfield made three changes at half time. 

United started the second half well but failed to make any major chances, youth player David Tarmey was sent through on goal after 60 minutes but failed to get a shot away. 

Bray defended well and seemed happy to let the tribesmen try and break them down while managing the second half well Bray never looked like conceding from play this a very concerning evening for Galway.

A late red card for Zach Donohue after 89 minutes and with Ronan Manning dispatching a 95th minute penalty it was to little to late for United and Bray take all three points back East

  • 97'

    Full time a late Ronan Manning penalty wasn't enough for Galway as they lose at home 2-1

  • 93'

    Goal from the spot for Galway

  • 90'

    6 minutes of added time

  • 85'

    With just 5 minutes remaining its been a very dull and quite second half performance

  • 70'

    20 minutes to go here and no major chances either way

  • 60'

    Tarmey gets through for Galway but fails to get a shot away

  • 55'

    Break in play for a clash of heads

  • 52'

    Galway have come out the second half on the front foot but just lacking that final ball

  • 46'

    Second half underway Dimas Tarmey And Thomas all come in for Galway at half time

  • 45'

    Half Time

  • 40'

    5 minutes left in the half and United are struggling to get composed in this match

  • 27'

    Colin Kelly extends the away sides lead 2-0

  • 26'

    Bray have settled into the match Kelly had an effort cleared off the line from a corner Galway look shot of confidence since conceding the goal

  • 16'

    After a hectic start Galway have gained control of the game it remains 1-0 to the away side

  • 8'

    Ben Feeney finds the back of the net quick start for both sides

  • 4'

    Saved remains 0-0

  • 3'

    Early penelty for United! Manley fouled in the box

  • 1'

    Kick off

  • Its a dry evening in Galway no complaints weather wise for tonights clash

  • We are 30 minutes from Kick off Bray has named their starting side we await news from the Galway Camp

  • Hello and Welcome to final whistles live text commentary for tonights match between Galway United and Bray

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
4Charlie Lyons Defender
10David Hurley Midfielder
12James Finnerty Defender
24Edward McCarthy Midfielder
26Oisin O’Reilly 23 Defender
27Max Hemmings 8 Midfielder 30'
17Bastien Hery 15 Midfielder
3Stephen Walsh Defender
9Rob Manley 9 Forward
19Francely Lomboto Forward
Adam Thomas 19 Defender
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
6Diego Portilla Defender
20Evan O’Connor Defender
8Mikie Rowe 27 Midfielder
15David Tarmey 17
23Ronan Manning 26 Midfielder 96'
18Wilson Waweru Forward
9Manu Dimas 9 Forward

Bray Wanderers

1Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
3Kevin Knight Defender
5Hugh Douglas Defender
12Jack Hudson Defender
6Conor Clifford Midfielder
7Keith Dalton 18 Midfielder
11Paul Fox 24 Midfielder
27Dean Zambra Midfielder
38Jamie Hollywood Midfielder 30'
24Colin Kelly Forward 27'
26Ben Feeney Forward 8'
35Benjamin Clark Goalkeeper
Zach Donohue 24 Defender 87'
16Callum Thompson Midfielder
18Zak O’Neill 7 Midfielder
21Conor Knight Midfielder
24Darragh Lynch 11 Forward
32Ugo Anny Nzekwue Forward
23Conor McManus

Past Meetings

(Round 20)
1 - 5
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Galway United

(Round 12)
2 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Bray Wanderers

(Round 4)
1 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Galway United

(Play Off Semi Final - 2nd Leg)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Bray Wanderers

(Play Off Semi Final - 1st Leg)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Galway United

(Series 25)
1 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Bray Wanderers

(Series 16)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Galway United

(Series 7)
1 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Bray Wanderers

(Series 17)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Galway United

(Series 8)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Bray Wanderers

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