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Date: 7:45 p.m. July 31, 2020
Venue: Carlisle Grounds


League Report: Bray Wanderers 0-0 Cobh Ramblers

Sat, Aug 01 2020

Credit: Al Robinson

Bray Wanderers and Cobh Ramblers met at the Carlisle Grounds for their first game back as part of the League of Ireland restart on Friday night. The sides played out an entertaining game, but one that neither could get a real hold of and it ended 0-0.

It was reminiscent of a basketball game at times, with energetic players on both sides able to move the ball up the pitch at a quick pace, however nobody on either team was able to land a killer blow.

David Hurley and Lee Devitt lead Cobh in their creative pursuits. The two were able to puncture holes in the Bray defence with quick runs in possession but ultimately weren’t able to tee up any shots worthy of beating Brian Maher, who made his Bray debut after leaving St. Patrick’s Athletic earlier in the week.

Neither Maher, or Paul Hunt in the Cobh net had to put in a particularly strong shift to earn their clean sheets on this outing.

The best chance of the night came for The Seagulls just four minutes in when Joe Doyle’s header from a Bray corner could only find the crossbar. 

Bray’s second-half substitute Luka Lovic looked dangerous at times but the Cobh defence was able to contain him.

The Seagulls’ manager Gary Cronin may take some heart from the fact that two of his substitutes, Lovic and McEvoy were able to increase the tempo of their attacking play.

However, some wayward passes on both sides hurt their chances to break down the opposition, and neither side will be proud of their efforts in the final third of the pitch throughout the 90 minutes. 

Bray Wanderers: Brian Maher ; John Ross Wilson , Kilian Cantwell , Aaron Barry , Dylan Barnett ; Jack Watson (Sean McEvoy, 56) , Callum Thompson ; Gary Shaw , Ryan Graydon (Derek Daly, 64) , Joe Doyle (Luka Lovic, 64) .

Subs not used: Tristan Noack Hofmann, Sean McEvoy, Marlon Marishta, Darragh Lynch, Luka Lovic, Adam Hayden, Derek Daly.

Booked: John Ross Wilson (90).

Cobh Ramblers: Paul Hunt ; Ben O'Riordan , Charlie Lyons , John Kavanagh , Conor Drinan ; Ian Turner (Darragh Crowley, 59) , David Hurley , Greg Henry , Lee Devitt Molloy ; Cian Leonard (Cameron Harlson, 59) .

Subs not used: Jamie O'Sullivan, Stephen O'Leary, Stephen O'Connor, Cameron Harlson, Darragh Crowley, Martin Coughlan, Sean Barron.

Booked: John Kavanagh (90).

Referee: Gavin Colfer


Bray Wanderers
Brian Maher
Goalkeeper
John Ross Wilson 2
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Kilian Cantwell 4
Defender
Aaron Barry 5
Defender
Dylan Barnett 3
Defender
Jack Watson 12
56Subbed On: 56'
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
Midfielder
Callum Thompson
Midfielder
© Paul Keegan 6
Midfielder
Gary Shaw 10
Forward
Ryan Graydon 7
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Forward
Joe Doyle 9
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Forward

Substitutes
Tristan Noack Hofmann 14
Defender
Sean McEvoy
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
56'
56Subbed On: 56'
Defender
Marlon Marishta
Defender
Darragh Lynch 19
Forward
Luka Lovic 17
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Midfield
Adam Hayden 1
Goalkeeper
Derek Daly 11
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Midfield
Cobh Ramblers
1 Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
5 Ben O'Riordan
Defender
6 Charlie Lyons
Defender
2 John Kavanagh
Defender
90Booked: 90'
Conor Drinan
Defender
7 Ian Turner
Midfielder 59'
59Subbed Off: 59'
8 Pierce Phillips ©
Midfielder
10 David Hurley
Midfielder
Greg Henry
Midfielder
16 Lee Devitt Molloy
Midfielder
9 Cian Leonard
Forward 59'
59Subbed Off: 59'

Substitutes
20 Jamie O'Sullivan
Defender
4 Stephen O'Leary
Midfield
17 Stephen O'Connor
Defender
11 Cameron Harlson
Midfield
59Subbed On: 59'
59'
Darragh Crowley
Midfield
59Subbed On: 59'
59'
18 Martin Coughlan
Midfield
Sean Barron
Goalkeeper