Date Time League Season
26 May 2023 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2023

Match Report

Peamount beat Shels in Tolka to stretch out lead

Sadhbh Doyle’s first half goal proved to be the difference as leaders Peamount Utd recorded a hard fought win over defending champions Shelbourne at Tolka Park this afternoon.

Doyle rose highest in the 16th minute to head past Courtney Maguire in the Shels goal. The home side had chances to get back in the home but hit the post twice while both sides had efforts cleared off the line.

It’s a run of six games unbeaten now for Peas while this defeat is Shelbourne’s third of the season and they are now six points off the leaders.

Shels came close to breaking the deadlock in the 10th minute but Christie Gray’s excellent strike skimmed the crossbar and just went over.

Peas won a number of corners after that as they pushed for the opening goal. In the 16th minute they took the lead from a corner when Doyle powerfully headed home. It was her third goal of the season and her third in two games.

The home side tried hard to get back into the game. They hit the post twice as they piled on the pressure. Chloe Moloney had a chance cleared off the line while minutes later Jemma Quinn brought a fine save out of Peas keeper Niamh Reid-Burke.

Both sides had chances in the early stages of the second half. In the 47th minute Gray’s effort flashed across the face of the goal as Shels looked to get back on level terms while in the 51st minute great defending from Leah Doyle saw her clear Erin McLaughlin’s effort off the line as Peas looked to double their lead.  

Shels continued to press for the equaliser goal; Keeva Keenan set Quinn up in the 63rd minute but she shot straight at Reid-Burke. 

Reid-Burke pulled off a good save in the 73rd minute to keep her goal intact. Substitute Siobhan Killen played the ball over the top to Noelle Murray but she was denied by the Peas netminder. 

Noel King made changes as his side went in search of a goal but they couldn’t find a way past Reid-Burke.

Bray Wanderers

1Alex Moody Goalkeeper
2Eoin Farrell 6 Forward
4Jack Hudson Defender
7Conor Crowley 16 Midfielder 52'
8Harry Groome Midfielder 92'
11Ger Shortt Forward 65'
12Cole Omorehiomwan Defender 94'
14Dane Massey Defender 92'
15Ben Feeney 5 Forward
17Darren Craven Midfielder
18Max Murphy Midfielder 48'
3Len O’Sullivan Defender
5Dave Webster 15 Defender
6Luka Lovic 2 Midfielder
9Chris Lyons Forward
10Conor Davis Forward
16Callum Thompson 7 Forward
20Conor Knight Midfielder
23Joe Power Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper

Cobh Ramblers

1Lee Steacy Goalkeeper
2Michael McCarthy 14 Defender 23'
5Breandan Frahill Defender
6Charlie Lyons Defender
7Wilson Waweru 9 Forward
11Conor Drinan 21 Defender
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell 17 Defender
16Luke Desmond Midfielder 17', 61'
28Dale Holland 3 Midfielder 21'
29Tiernan O’Brien Midfielder
39Jason Abbott Midfielder
3Cian Browne 28 Defender
4Justin Eguaibor Defender
9Jake Hegarty 7 Forward 94'
14David Bosnjak 2 Midfielder
17Claudio Osorio 12 Midfielder
18Callum Stringer Midfielder
20Charlie O’Brien Defender
21Liam Kervick 11 Midfielder
30Darragh Burke Goalkeeper
  • 94'

    A silly end to the game there with niggly bits from both sides, a draw a fair result given the entire 90 though. Thank you for joining me this evening and good night.

  • 94'

    Referee ending the game with a flurry of cards as another two are handed out, to Hegarty and Omorehiomwan respectively.

  • 92'

    Two late yellows for Bray as Massey and Groome enter the book.

  • 90'

    Four minutes added on for either side to snatch a winner...

  • 90'

    Cobh making their final change with Bosnjak replacing McCarthy.

  • 84'

    Another double Cobh change with Osorio and Browne on for Holland and O'Sullivan Connell.

  • 81'

    Bray looking to hold onto this point with this change as Dave Webster comes on in place of Ben Feeney.

  • 76'

    Double Cobh change as Hegarty and Kervick replace Waweru and Drinan.

  • 73'

    Bray's second change sees Lovic replace Farrell.

  • 65'

    It is all happening now at the Carlisle as Bray go down to 10! Ger Shortt has been given his marching orders and the game has now flipped on its head.

  • 62'

    Bray make their first sub of the game just after the equaliser, Thompson on for Crowley.

  • 62'

    Hudson has been made to pay for it as Cobh do equalise. The free kick is swung in, a scramble in the box which falls to that man again Desmond who volleys home to level for Cobh.

  • 61'

    Second Bray player given a yellow as Jack Hudson gives away a cheap free kick.

  • 52'

    Bray take the lead within minutes of the restart! It is a super goal as well, Conor Crowley the scorer. He collects a bouncing loose ball, lets it drops and smashes a half volley right past Steacy and into the top corner. 2-1 Bray.

  • 48'

    Bray have their first booking as Max Murphy has a tough tackle deemed dangerous.

  • 45'

    Second half has kicked off here.

  • 46'

    Half time here at a very entertaining game at the Carlisle. Chances a plenty for both sides but only two have been converted, 1-1 here.

  • 42'

    The game has slowed well down in the latter end of the half as we approach the break, with Bray probably edging it in terms of possession.

  • 23'

    Bray are back on level terms! It's an fortunate one however as it's an own goal by Michael McCarthy. A low driven cross from Craven is turned in by the Cobh defender and it is all square at the Carlisle again.

  • 21'

    First booking of the game goes the way of the away side as Dale Holland enters the referee's notebook for a firm challenge on Ben Feeney.

  • 17'

    The away side take the lead through Luke Desmond! A cross is headed clear and finds its way to the Cobh forward, he takes it down from the sky and hits a tame volley. It looks to be heading into Alex Moody's arms but somehow, the ball goes under him. Not one the young Bray keeper will want to see again. 1-0 Cobh.

  • 12'

    Bray's first real chance and it provides a stunning save from Lee Steacy in the Cobh net. A whipped in cross finds the head of Ben Feeney and his low effort is superbly parried away by Steacy.

  • 5'

    First two chances of the game go Cobh's way and both fall to Wilson Waweru. The first is much more difficult as he has to try guide a whipped cross back across goal, which he turns over. The second he really should score as a Bray error puts him through but Moody is equal to it and saves with his feet.

  • Underway here at the Carlisle.

  • In the reverse fixture, a dogged performance by Cobh inflicted upon Bray their first defeat of the season, succumbing 2-1 to the Cork side at St Coleman's Park.

  • Three changes for Bray from their away victory at Kerry as Farrell, Hudson and Crowley come in. As for Cobh, they name an unchanged side from their draw with Athlone Town FC.

  • Good evening and welcome to a very warm Carlisle Grounds as Bray host Cobh Ramblers. Team news will follow shortly.

Past Meetings

(Round 7)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers FC 2-1 Bray Wanderers FC

(Round 35)
1 - 5
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Cobh Ramblers

(Round 26)
3 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Bray Wanderers

(Round 13)
1 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Cobh Ramblers

(Round 6)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Bray Wanderers

(Series 23)
1 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Bray Wanderers

(Series 14)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 5)
1 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Bray Wanderers

1 - 5
eLOI Group D
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Cobh Ramblers v Bray Wanderers

(Series 13)
1 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Bray Wanderers

(Series 4)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Cobh Ramblers


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