Monday, July 5, 2010

Galway snatch a point

Anto Flood's 83rd minute header ensured Galway United grabbed a share of the spoils against Bray Wanderers at Terryland Park.

Eddie Gormley's side trailed at the break to a 12th minute Gary Curran goal, but Bray then responded.

Shane O'Neill equalized seconds after the restart and a Robbie Doyle free kick on 79 edged them ahead, but Flood hit back for Galway seven minutes from time when connecting with a cute Curran cross.Though Bray started with a five man midfield Galway were positive in the early stages as Stephen O'Donnell and Ciaran Foley battled diligently.

Three minutes in an O'Donnell free-kick found Rhys Meynell who headed
the ball into Flood's path, but Bray goalkeeper Brian Kane saved.

Karl Sheppard's pace was bothering Bray and Kane had to be alert in the seventh minute when palming away a threatening cross from the former Everton youngster.

Galway, though, continued to probe and Derek O'Brien burst down the
left flank in the 12th minute before supplying a cross which vexed the visitors.

Flood and Bray skipper Daire Doyle clattered into one another, the
ball spilled kindly for Gary Curran, who blasted Galway ahead with an assured finish.

Then Sheppard came within inches of extending Galway's advantage when making a headed connection with a smart O'Donnell set piece.

Bray had chances too and John Mulroy fired over while Jake Kelly hit the crossbar during a spell of pressure from the visitors.

And Eddie Gormley's youngsters were back on terms 45 seconds after the restart when O'Neill squeezed a shot past Barry Ryan following a Mulroy assist.

A Doyle free kick on 79 put Bray ahead, but Flood rescued a point for Galway when steering a powerful header to the roof of the Bray net following a Curran cross..



Padraic