First Division Round-Up: Bray secure late win at Wexford while Galway continue playoff charge

Fri, Sep 11 2020

There was plenty of late goalscoring drama in the First Division this evening as both Bray Wanderers and Galway United secured late wins.

Gary Cronin’s Bray were a goal down with just five minutes of normal time to play before they netted three in a heroic final few minutes.

Karl Fitzsimons gave Brian O’Sullivan’s Slaneysiders a first-half lead, slotting home past Brian Maher in the Bray goal.

However, the visitors would level in the 86th minute at Ferrycarrig Park through Gary Shaw.

Just a minute later, Sean McEvoy gave the Seagulls an improbable lead in the 87th minute before 17-year-old forward Darragh Lynch made sure of the three points in late injury time.

There was also some late scoring action at Eamonn Deacy Park as Galway United secured a late injury time win over Shamrock Rovers II.

Enda Curran gave John Caulfield’s side a first-half lead with a superb strike that flew into the top corner of the net.

However, the Hoops’ second string equalised through Michael Leddy, but Kevin Farragher was on hand to save the day late on and continue Galway’s playoff hunt.

Meanwhile, there was frustration for Cabinteely at Stradbrook as they were held to a one-all draw at home to Athlone Town.

Athlone took the lead through Ronan Manning’s spot-kick, but Cabo levelled just ninety seconds later through Christian Lotefa.

Cabinteely have risen to third place in the league table although they may slip down to fifth spot tomorrow evening depending on other results.