Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bray fail Students Test AGAIN

Ciaran Kilduff claimed the match ball as his stunning hat-trick saw UCD put Bray Wanderers to the sword in their Premier Division clash at Belfield.

Two months ago, College rattled in five second half goals to
dismantle the Wicklow club 6-0 at the Carlisle Grounds. And they put on a similar performance before their home fans as Kilduff registered a 21 minute hat-trick.

Having lost their last four Airtricity League Premier Division games,
two goals in three minutes early in the second period by the former Shamrock Rovers ace gave Martin Russell's young guns their first victory at the Bowl since the end of May.

Wanderers's custodian Brian Kane had terrific opening period as he thwarted Kilduff on no less than four occasions. But it all went pear-shaped for the Bray stopper between the 51st and
53rd minutes.

Paul O'Conor's low drove from the edge of the box hit Kilduff on the ankle. The ball was cleared with Keith Ward teeing up O'Conor. His fierce 25-yard shot was tipped onto the crossbar by Kane.

Kilduff was first to react and nodded in from four-yards. The
Wanderers keeper felt the attacker was offside. And lashed the ball towards Assistant referee Rhona Daly and was booked for his protests. The 'College faithful were still celebrating when they double that lead in the 53rd minute. Full-back Michael Kelly whipped in a right flank cross.

Kane spilled under pressure from Kilduff with the big striker bundling in the rebound despite Wanderers claims for a foul.

The Seasiders nearly pulled one back in the 55th minute as Shane
O'Neill's speculate 25-yard left footed shot dipped beyond Ger Barron, but it crashed back off the bar. It was 3-0 after 71 minute as Kilduff climbed to second in the top-flight scoring charts with his eighth of the campaign.

Latching onto a measured through ball from Robbie Creevy, the front man lashed a low 20-yard effort past Kane's despairing dive

Substitute Greg Bolger then get in on the act with 14 minutes remaining. Only seconds on the pitch, he played a neat one-two with Kilduff before curling a low right footed shot to the bottom corner from 16-yards.

But right on the final whistle, referee Padraig Sutton brandished a
red card to Bray midfielder Chris Shields for a late tackle and then
dismissed Bolger for his part in the aftermath.

UCD: 1 Ger Barron; 2 Michael Kelly (12 Gareth Matthews 65), 5 Evan McMillan, 4 Andy Boyle, 3 Ciaran Nangle; 10 Dwayne Wilson (13 Paul Corry 85), 7 Paul O'Conor, 6 Robbie Creevy (14 Greg Bolger 74), 8 Keith Ward; 11 Graham Rusk; 9 Ciaran Kilduff,

Subs not used: 15 Stephen Roche, 16 Billy Brennan

Bray Wanderers: 1 Brian Kane; 2 Shane O'Connor, 4 Derek Prendergast, 5 Danny O'Connor, 3 Dane Massey; 7 Shane O'Neill (12 Daire Doyle 82), 6 Chris Shields, 8 David Webster (16 James Kavanagh 77), 11 Jake Kelly; 9 Robbie Doyle (17 Ian Tuohy 77), 10 John Mulroy.

Subs not used: 14 Adam O'Connor, 15 Adam Mitchell.

Referee: Padraig Sutton (Clare).