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McCabe, Greene and Brennan ensure Seagulls continue to soar high

Bray Wanderers had a comfortable win away to Finn Harps tonight.

The Bray players congratulate Gary McCabe (file photo).
The Bray players congratulate Gary McCabe (file photo).
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Finn Harps 0
Bray Wanderers 3

Alan Foley reports from Finn Park

A COMPREHENSIVE AWAY WIN helped maintain Bray Wanderers’ second position in the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Premier Division at Finn Park tonight.

A brilliant goal from Gary McCabe set the team from the Carlisle Grounds on their way against an out-of-sort Finn Harps.

He was joined on the scoreboard by Ryan Brennan and Aaron Greene either side of half-time.

The home side’s manager Ollie Horgan was serving a one-match suspension and watched on from the press box following his dismissal from the touchline in last week’s 5-0 loss.

Having let the ball hop, former Shamrock Rovers man McCabe blasted a top class half-volley past Ciaran Gallagher on six minutes as Harps failed to clear a throw-in from Keith Buckley.

Five minutes before half-time it was two when Brennan breezed his way past Damien McNulty on the Bray left and his shot from an angle went in off the base of the Harps post.

Harps only threatened in fits and starts, with Bray midfielder Mark Salmon clearing off the line to deny Kilian Cantwell and Peter Cherrie, the Bray goalkeeper, saving easily from Sean Houston with quarter an hour to go.

Bray’s third goal was perhaps a snapshot of just how easy things had become. With just 10 minutes to go, Greene made a beeline right down the centre, outpacing Ciaran Coll and running some 80-yards in all to seal the victory.

FINN HARPS: Ciaran Gallagher; Ethan Boyle, Damien McNulty (Michael Funston 78), Kilian Cantwell, Ciaran Coll; Caolan McAleer Barry Molloy, Sean Houston, Paddy McCourt (Simon McGlynn 83), Gareth Harkin (Danny Morrissey 63); Ciaran O’Connor.

BRAY WANDERERS: Peter Cherrie; Keith Buckley, Tim Clancy, Conor Kenna, Karl Moore; Ryan Brennan, Mark Salmon, John Sullivan (Anto Flood 45), Dylan Connolly; Aaron Greene, Gary McCabe (Jamie Aherne 83).

Referee: Derek Tomney.

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