Full-Time: Cockhill 1 – Bray 3
Ulster Senior League champions and Intermediate Cup runners-up Cockhill Celtic hosted League of Eire Division One aspect Bray Wanderers on the Charlie O Donnell Sports activities grounds on this first-round FAI Senior cup conflict.
The pitch was in glorious situation however sadly climate situations didn’t match that with rain making the floor very slippery and troublesome for gamers all through.
Cockhill had an early likelihood when Corey McBride performed a few quick-fire passes with Garbhan Friel and Luke Rudden across the fringe of the field which brought about a bit panic within the Bray defence they usually had been blissful to concede only a nook.
Within the third minute Bray keeper Alex Moody did not deal correctly with a ball from a free-kick and was fortunate to have the ability to regain possession when Oisin McColgan adopted up.
Bray settled to the duty and took the lead within the twenty fourth minute. Chris Lyons did effectively down the left aspect and his low cross discovered Ben Feeney within the field, the striker had lots to do however after turning a few defenders with some neat footwork he drilled an excellent shot previous Ciaran Gallagher, 0-1 to Bray Wanderers.
Ten minutes later, what had been a aggressive sport regarded just about over as a contest as Bray scored twice in two minutes to go 0-3 in entrance.
Within the thirty second minute Callum Thompson did brilliantly on the left and his low cross was hammered to the roof web by Chris Lyons and two minutes later Thompson scored a pleasant third for the guests, beating Gallagher from distance with an excellent curling measured effort.
Cockhill to their credit score fought again and obtained a lifeline within the fortieth minute when keeper Moody once more did not take care of Fionn McClure’s nook, pushing it into the web to go away it 1-3 to Bray at halftime.
Cockhill began the second half with intent and compelled a nook which Corey McBride took, Peter Doherty flicked on and Garbhan Friel simply did not get the very important contact on the far submit.
The house aspect had been having the higher of issues with way more urgency about their play and once more went shut within the 63rd minute, Friel and McBride combining to create an opportunity for Luke Rudden who shot over from place.
That they had one other nice likelihood within the eightieth minute when some unfastened defending allowed Garbhan Friel to pounce however when he delayed his shot keeper Moody was in a position to smother the ball, one other let-off for the guests.
Peter Doherty additionally went shut with header late within the sport however it was cleared for one more nook.
Cockhill cleared the bench to inject some recent legs they usually continued to be the higher staff however these two targets in two minutes simply after the half-hour stage proved to be the very important moments of this sport as Bray held on to win 1-3 and advance to the following spherical of FAI Senior Cup.
With the demise of the Ulster Senior League Cockhill face a return to Junior soccer after dominating Intermediate soccer in Donegal for the final ten years.
Cockhill Celtic: Ciaran Gallagher, Lee McLaughlin, Lee McColgan, Peter Doherty, Oisin McColgan ( Jason Breslin 55mins), Nathan Logue ( Christopher McLaughlin ( h/t), Luke Rudden (Caolan McColgan 67mins), James Bradley, Garbhan Friel, Corey McBride ( Steve Duffy 80mins ) Fionn McClure ( Adam McLaughlin 80mins).,
Bray Wanderers ; Alex Moody, Max Murphy, Len O Sullivan, Dave Webster, Conor Crowley ( Darren Craven ( 73mins ), Harry Groome ( Sean Quinn 60mins), Ben Feeney ( Yousef Mahdy 60mins), Chris Lyons, Cole Omorehiamwan, Guillermo Almirall, Callum Thompson ( Gerard Shortt 73mins).
Referee ; Paul Norton.
Fast-fire targets see Bray Wanderers by means of towards Cockhill was final modified: July twenty second, 2023 by