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Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 7, 2020
Venue: United Park

Mark Doyle 10' -
Scored: 10'


James Clarke 13' -
Scored: 13'


Stephen Meaney 87' -
Scored: 87'


Scored: 53'
- Sean McEvoy 53'


League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Bray Wanderers

Thu, Aug 06 2020

Credit: Steve Alfred

DROGHEDA UNITED

Drogheda will be looking to get back to winning ways when they welcome Bray Wanderers to United Park this Friday (We will have live commentary of the game on extratime.com from 7:45pm while the game will also be streamed live on Drogheda's YouTube channel).

The Boynesiders returned to action post lockdown last Sunday with a 2-2 draw with Shamrock Rovers II.

Before the game many United supporters would have been disappointed with getting just a point from the trip to Tallaght Stadium.

However, given that Drogheda were two goals and a man down after 28 minutes, a 2-2 draw wasn’t the worst score line in the world.

United went behind to a Liam Scales header after just 40 seconds at the Dublin venue before Sean Callan added another after 23 minutes. 

Tim Clancy would have been forgiven for thinking his side were in for a long day when Mark Hughes was given a straight red card five minutes later.

The comeback started for Drogheda three minutes later though, as Mark Doyle scored just after the half hour mark before a sensational strike from Brandon Bermingham eight minutes from time earned the Louth side a point.

Clancy will be without the services of Mark Hughes who is suspended after his sending off at Tallaght Stadium on Sunday.

Luke Heeney, Adam Wixted and goalkeeper Luca Gratzer are all doubts for the game due to respective injuries.

BRAY WANDERERS

Gary Cronin will be hoping his side can kick on following their 2-0 win away to Longford Town earlier this week, when his side travel to United Park on Friday.

A brace from Gary Shaw, who is just one goal behind Cabinteely’s Shane Barnes at the top of the First Division goal scorer charts, gave the Seagulls a surprise three points at Bishopsgate.

Bray head into Friday night’s game having last won a league fixture at United Park back in 2015, something that Cronin will be hoping to change this week as his side look to climb the First Division table.

Cronin has a full squad to pick from for Friday’s trip after the Wicklow side reported no injuries or suspensions.

Referee: Alan Carey.

MATCH STATS

Bray got the better of United twice last term with 4-1 and 3-1 wins at the Carlisle Grounds while United beat the Seagulls 1-0 at home in June.

The Seagulls last league win at United Park came in August 2015, when Hugh Douglas, now of Drogheda United scored two minutes from time to secure a 1-0 win.

Only league leaders Cabinteely (10) have scored more goals than United (9) in this season’s First Division.

BETTING

Drogheda United 10/11; Draw 23/10; Bray Wanderers 5/2.

PREDICTION

Drogheda United 1–0 Bray Wanderers

Drogheda United

Injured: None.

Doubtful: Luke Heeney, Adam Wixted, Luca Gratzer.

Suspended: Mark Hughes.

Bray Wanderers

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Drogheda United
David Odumosu 23
Goalkeeper
Conor Kane 3
Defender
James Brown 2
Defender
Richie O'Farrell 10
Defender
Derek Prendergast 5
Defender
Jack Tuite 4
Defender
Jake Hyland 11
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
James Clarke 22
13Scored: 13'
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Midfielder
Chris Lyons 9
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Forward
Mark Doyle 14
10Scored: 10'
Forward
Brandon Bermingham 16
89'
89Subbed Off: 89'
Forward

Substitutes
Hugh Douglas 6
89'
89Subbed On: 89'
Defender
Frank Cabraley
Midfield
Sean Brennan 8
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Jordan Adeyemo 20
Forward
Stephen Meaney 15
81'
81Subbed On: 81'
87Scored: 87'
Forward
Ryan O'Shea 25
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
88Booked: 88'
Defender
Ross Treacy 1
Goalkeeper
Bray Wanderers
Brian Maher
Goalkeeper
4 Kilian Cantwell
Defender
43Booked: 43'
3 Dylan Barnett
Defender
Sean McEvoy
Defender
53Scored: 53'
88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
2 John Ross Wilson
Defender
17 Luka Lovic
Midfielder
6 Paul Keegan
Midfielder 76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
11 Derek Daly
Midfielder
Callum Thompson
Midfielder
9 Joe Doyle
Forward
10 Gary Shaw
Forward 44'
44Subbed Off: 44'

Substitutes
19 Darragh Lynch
Forward
76Subbed On: 76'
76'
1 Adam Hayden
Goalkeeper
7 Ryan Graydon
Forward
44Subbed On: 44'
44'
5 Aaron Barry
Defender
Marlon Marishta
Defender
88Subbed On: 88'
88'
14 Tristan Noack Hofmann
Defender
12 Jack Watson
Midfield