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Date: 7:45 p.m. May 9, 2014
Venue:
Att: 450 (est)
1 - 0
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Adam Hanlon 81' -
Scored: 81'


Live Updates for Bray Wanderers -v- Limerick

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90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Bray Wanderers and Limerick FC.

90' + 3'

Limerick are on the attack but Scully hoofs the ball over the press box and into the wilderness beyond.

90' + 1'

With Limerick committed to attack Akinade breaks forward with the ball. He plays a ball out to Hanlon who is in acres of space and Hanlon plays it back as Akinade advances to the Limerick box. Unhampered by defenders the Bray striker than lifts the ball high, high over the Limerick goal. That should have sealed it.

90'

There will be three added minutes.

89'

Tam McManus flicks on under a high ball but the flag goes up and the Limerick striker is penalised for off-side. But Limerick get the ball back up into the Bray half and Ross Mann wins a corner.... which McGuinness punches away and Kelly runs clear with it.

88'

Substitution

Ross Mann replaces Shane Tracy for Limerick FC.

86'

It's pelting down here now as we enter the last five minutes. The ball is still spending more time in Limerick's half than in Bray's despite the visitor's' best efforts to get forward.

84'

Niall Cooney delivers a looping cross to the back post and it seemed that Akinade might ghave gotten on the end of it. But an admirably athletic attempt fails and the ball goes over the line for a goal kick. 

82'

Dave Webster unkindlt berates a steward for giving the ball back after it had gone out for a throw. Quite why a steward should be expected to be as cynical as Mr Webster is unclear. 

81'

Substitution

James McGrath replaces Danny Galbraith for Limerick FC.

81'

GOAL!

Adam Hanlon scores for Bray Wanderers. Nine minutes after coming on, Hanlon picks up a rebound from Graham Kelly's effort, stepd inside his man and rifles a low shot past Cusack in the Limerick goal. No less than Bray deserve.

79'

If anything the tempo here is increasing as the game reaches its final stages. There is great optimism in the home stand, and rightly so, Bray look like they might yet nick this.

77'

Disappointmet for Braya s Kelly wins the ball off Duggan and feeds Akinade who tries to play Cassidy through. But the pass failed to find its target and Limerick clear their lines.

75'

The ball was bouncing around like a mad thing for a while there. With just 15 minutes left limerick will perhaps feel more pressue to grab a winner, given their lowly league position. But Bray continue to look the more likely.

73'

Bray have looked the better side in this half and a strong run down the right earns a corner that evetually sought out the head of Akinade at the back post.But big Sam Oji was just able to nick the ball away.

72'

Substitution

Adam Hanlon replaces Shane O'Neill for Bray Wanderers.

70'

Shane Tracy takes a free from wide on the left but it sails straight down the throat  of McGuinness. Bray dash up the other end and Shane O'Neill fires in a low shot that Cusack gathers fairly comfortable.

70'

Yellow Card

David Scully is booked for Bray Wanderers.

68'

Stephen Folan is penalised for a foul on Akinade and Bray have a chance to send a free into the Limerick box from a dangerous area. Graham Kelly takes it but his initial effort comes straight back to him and his second attempt skids through and curls inches wide of the far post. That was very close to the opener.

64'

DEcent pressure from Bray as Mitchell's free is headed into the middle by Scully. Sadly for them Akinade sliced his shot and Limerick managed to wrestle the ball away.

62'

Good play from Akinade who controls under a high ball and protects possession from two defenders. Moments later Gareth McGlynn sends in an excellent cross to the back post where Dave Scully, at full stretch, couldn't quite get on the end of it.

60'

Shane O'Neill concedes a free to Limerick in a very dangerous position, but after much preparation Shane Tracy drives the ball low into a ruck of players and Bray clear long and high to the joy of their supporters.

59'

Yellow Card

Shane O'Neill is booked for Bray Wanderers.

58'

Great activity in the Carlisle Grounds as the rain starts to come down and their is mass exodus from the away terrace the Limerick fans make for the shelter of the home stand.

55'

After a somewhat scrappy period Sam Oji scoops an effort high over the Bray crossbar haveing found space for a shot from Tracy's corner kick.

50'

A great chance for Limerick as Bray keeper McGuinness was caught way out of his goal. But Tracy's shot from about 40 yards was headed off the line by Dave Webster who had retreated to cover the empty goal.

47'

Limerick's Danny Galbraith weaves his way right across the edge of the Bray box before finally losing his way and Bray clear. We have already had a powerful run to the line by Nzuzi and Limerick look to have started the second half with the same positive momentum they had at the end if the first.

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Bray Wanderers and Limerick FC has started.

45'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Bray Wanderers and Limerick FC.

44'

Shane Tracy's free kicks are starting to apply some pressure on Bray. The latest one results in another corner and some sustained pressure on the Bray defence before MnManus volleys about a yard over the crossbar.

41'

Good football from Limerick. Duggan feeds Agyemang and he releases Shaun Kelly down the right. The full back hits a first time cross that is delicately glanced away by Webster and Bray survive.

39'

Shane Tracy sends in a dangerous curling free but Bray keeper McGuinness is out decisively to punch clear. Another free, this time on the left is headed on by Dave Webster to the waiting Tam McMauns, but his low shot is smothered.

36'

Patrick Nzuzi does really well down Limerick's left to cut in, make space and get a shot away. A Bray body deflects it out for a corner, which is cleared. Nzuzi has created a few problems for Bray out there and looks the likliest avenue for a Limerick goal.

33'

Bray have changed their shape slightly. Dave Scully has gone up front alongside Akinade, which should add a bit more beef to the ffront line. Cassidy has gone out to the left while Shane O'Neill has crossed over to replace Scully on the right.

29'

Cries of anguish from the home stand as a Bray counter-atack is recalled in order for Bray to be awarded a free deep in their own half. But they do then get the ball up to Akinade who wins a corner. It all looked very promising until the floated delivery from the right drifted over the crossbar and out.

28'

Bray aren't getting a whole lot of change out of the Limerick defence, despite their energy, and Limerick almost take the lead as Stephen Folan rises to head Shane Tracy's free narrowly wide.

26'

Shane Duggan looks to play McManus through, around the side of Bray's central defence, but there is too much pace on the ball and Stehen McGuinness comes out of his goal to tidy up.

24'

Ismahil Akinade looks to the referee, Mr Connolly, after he felt he was fouled during a surge towards the Limerick box. Mr Connolly is unmoved and play departs for the far end of the pitch.

21'

A wonderful chance for Limerick to take the lead but it is spurned. A quick break, prompted by Shane Duggan, resulted in a cross from the left by Nzuzi and Tam McManus found himself free in front of goal but he completely misjudged the flight of the ball and scuffed it harmlessly wide. That should have been either a fantastic save or a goal.

17'

A bit of midfield pin-ball there before someone hoofs the ball high over the home stand. After play resumes a helpful soul out in the real world loops the stray ball back over the wall and onto the pitch. After a brief pause normal service resumes.

15'

Limerick win a free wide on the right as Danny Galbraith was swiped at on a loping run down the line. Shane Tracy fires it in low and Dean Zambra does well to block out Galbraith. The subsequent corner came to nothing.

11'

McGlynn does well to dig out a cross from the left that misses two bodies in the Limerick box before arriving at the feet of Dave Scully. His square ball was mishit by Akinade and Nzuzi managed to clear the visitor's lines.

8'

Bray have looked the more inventive of the two sides over the opening period but Limerick are starting to play themselves into the game a bit more. Limerick certainly look bigger physically but Bray have a sharper look about them coming forward.

6'

Great defending by Adam Mitchell as he srood tall against the threat of Shane Duggan. Decent approach play from Limerick but they were prevented from getting a shot on target.

2'

We have a change right at the start as referee Graham Kelly didn't make it to tip off. He has been replaced in the middle by Ben Connolly.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Bray Wanderers and Limerick FC has kicked off.

0'

The teams are up after a prolonged wrestling match with a recalcitrant internet fob. We won, but it was a close call. Damn you Vodafone! Tam McManus starts up front for Limerick, for whom Danny Galbraith also starts. Bray make just one change from the side that started against Athlone with Jamie McGlynn coming in at left back in place of the suspended Robert Maloney.

0'

With three very challenging home fixtures coming up Limerick will know that they may not see a league point for a few weeks more if they get them tonight. Bray, meanwhile, could go fifth if they bag the three points for themselves.

0'

Hello and welcome to the Carlisle Grounds where Bray Wanderers take on Limerick FC tonight. It's a grey and cloudy evening here with a light brezze fluttering around the ground. The man with the team sheets seems to have been waylaid by conversation on his way to the press box sbut we will have them for you shortly.



Photo Gallery for Bray Wanderers -v- Limerick



Bray Wanderers
Stephen McGuinness
Goalkeeper
Jamie McGlynn
Defender
Niall Cooney
Defender
Adam Mitchell
Defender
David Webster
Defender
Graham Kelly
Midfielder
David Cassidy
Midfielder
Ismahil Akinade
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
Midfielder
Shane O'Neill
59Booked: 59'
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Forward
David Scully
70Booked: 70'
Forward

Substitutes
Adam Hanlon
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
81Scored: 81'
Midfield
Gary Curran
Midfield
Shane Byrne
Midfield
CiarĂ¡n Byrne
Forward
Michael Brown
Defender
Danny O'Connor
Defender
Shane Redmond
Goalkeeper
Limerick
Shane Cusack
Goalkeeper
Shaun Kelly
Defender
Stephen Folan
Defender
Patrick Nzuzi
Defender
Sam Oji
Defender
Jason Hughes
Midfielder
Danny Galbraith
Midfielder 81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
Prince Agyemang
Midfielder
Shane Tracy
Midfielder 88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Tam McManus
Forward

Substitutes
James McGrath
Midfield
81Subbed On: 81'
81'
Ross Mann
Forward
88Subbed On: 88'
88'
Mick Leahy
Defender
Ali Abass
Goalkeeper
Colm Murphy
Defender
Darragh Rainsford
Forward
Tony Whitehead
Defender