First
Date: 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 2020
Venue: Carlisle Grounds
0 - 1
FT

Scored: 90'
- Carlton Ubaezuonu 90' + 3'


League Preview : Bray Wanderers -v- Galway United

Sat, Oct 24 2020

None Credit: Al Robinson

BRAY WANDERERS

Bray Wanderers will be looking to take one step closer to clinching the First Division title when they welcome Galway United to the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday afternoon (kick-off is at 3pm).

The Seagulls may clinch the title as early as tomorrow afternoon should they win, and Drogheda fail to win at home versus Wexford.

Bray head into the game after seeing off Shamrock Rovers II last week at Tallaght Stadium.

Gary Cronin’s side won 2-0 at the Dublin 24 venue, with Darragh Lynch and Derek Daly helping Bray on their way to victory.

Since being knocked out of the FAI Cup, Bray have won seven of their last eight league games, with their sole defeat coming at home to Drogheda United.

In terms of team news for Cronin’s charges, they have a fully-fit squad to choose from ahead of the visit of Galway to the Carlisle Grounds.

GALWAY UNITED

After succumbing to a bitterly disappointing defeat on Tuesday evening at home to Drogheda United, Galway United will be looking to salvage their playoff hopes when they visit Bray Wanderers.

The Tribesmen know that they must win should they want to reach the First Division playoffs after their defeat on Tuesday.

“We've trained well in the lead up to the Bray Wanderers game and we're looking forward to it,” Galway boss Caulfield told his club’s media team.

“Bray are a good side, they came to Eamonn Deacy Park a few months ago and drew 0-0.

“We're looking to bounce back ourselves, but we know it will be a tough game. We've prepared well and we'll be going to Bray giving everything we can.

“People may think that we are gone, but for us, it's simply about getting back to what we've been doing over the last few weeks, which is giving good performances and having the attitude that we're going to win the match.”

In terms of team news for Galway, Stephen Christopher is suspended, while Josh Smith and Donal Higgins are ruled out with injury.

 

Referee: Oliver Moran.

 

MATCH STATS

Galway United have won their previous four league games away from home under new boss John Caulfield.

Their last defeat on the road came under former boss Alan Murphy away to Drogheda United in August.

Bray Wanderers have the best defensive record in the First Division having only conceded 12 goals in their 16 games so far this season.

BETTING

Bray Wanderers 8/15; Draw 11/4; Galway United 4/1.

PREDICTION

Bray Wanderers 1 - 2 Galway United

 

Bray Wanderers

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Galway United

Injured: Donal Higgins, Josh Smith.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Stephen Christopher.


Bray Wanderers
Brian Maher
Goalkeeper
Dylan Barnett 3
Defender
Aaron Barry 5
Defender
Kilian Cantwell 4
Defender
John Ross Wilson 2
Defender
Ryan Graydon 7
Midfielder
Luka Lovic 17
21'
21Subbed Off: Jack Watson 21'
Midfielder
Sean McEvoy
Midfielder
Callum Thompson
Midfielder
Joe Doyle 9
81'
81Subbed Off: Derek Daly 81'
Forward
Gary Shaw 10
68'
68Subbed Off: Darragh Lynch 68'
Forward

Substitutes
Derek Daly 11
81'
81Subbed On: Joe Doyle 81'
Midfield
Adam Hayden 1
Goalkeeper
Paul Keegan 6
Midfield
Darragh Lynch 19
68'
68Subbed On: Gary Shaw 68'
Forward
Cian Maher 26
Defender
Tristan Noack Hofmann 14
Defender
Jack Watson 12
21'
21Subbed On: Luka Lovic 21'
Booked: 88'
Midfield
Galway United
Kevin Horgan
Goalkeeper
Killian Brouder
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
Jack Lynch
Defender
Maurice Nugent
Defender
Shane Doherty
Midfielder
Booked: 88'
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
Timmy Molloy
Midfielder 88'
88Subbed Off: Francely Lomboto 88'
Mikey Place
Midfielder 65'
65Subbed Off: Conor Barry 65'
Sam Warde
Midfielder
Booked: 45'
65'
65Subbed Off: Carlton Ubaezuonu 65'
Enda Curran
Forward 18'
18Subbed Off: Vinny Faherty 18'

Substitutes
Conor Barry
Forward 65'
65Subbed On: Mikey Place 65'
Vinny Faherty
Forward 18'
18Subbed On: Enda Curran 18'
46'
46Subbed Off: Wilson Waweru 46'
Christopher Horgan
Midfield
Francely Lomboto
Midfield 88'
88Subbed On: Timmy Molloy 88'
Cian Murphy
Defender
Carlton Ubaezuonu
Midfield 65'
65Subbed On: Sam Warde 65'
Scored: 90'
Wilson Waweru
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Vinny Faherty 46'