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Late, late show for Bray as they continue to defy off-field turmoil

Samuel Oji put the ball through his own net in injury time.

David Cassidy's cross caused the problem this evening.
David Cassidy's cross caused the problem this evening.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Galway United 0

Bray Wanderers 1

AN INJURY TIME Samuel Oji own goal ensured Bray Wanderers claimed a fourth SSE Airtricity League win on the spin.

Galway failed to deal with David Cassidy’s right wing cross and a mix up involving Oji and goalkeeper Conor Winn ended with the ball rattling the net.

Bray spurned a gilt edged opportunity to take an early lead in the fourth minute as Galway goalkeeper Conor Winn made a fine save to deny Graham Kelly.

Referee Sean Grant deemed that Marc Ludden fouled Chris Lyons, but Winn did well to deny Kelly’s spot-kick.

Winn had to be alert again to thwart another Kelly effort from distance seconds later as Galway endured a shaky start.

Tommy Dunne’s side, though, went close themselves as Padraic Cunningham’s attempt was cleared to safety by Alan McNally.

In the 66th minute Galway substitute Samuel Oji was sharp when clearing a Ryan McEvoy shot following clever approach work by Chris Lyons.

Galway skipper Paul Sinnott forced a save from Peter Cherrie in the closing stages before Bray snatched victory at the death.

Galway United: Conor Winn; Colm Horgan, Paul Sinnott, Stephen Walsh, Marc Ludden; Gary Shanahan, Alex Byrne, David O’Leary (Jason Molloy, 67), Jake Keegan; Ryan Connolly (Samuel Oji, 21); Padraic Cunningham.
Bray Wanderers: Peter Cherrie; Hugh Douglas, Alan McNally, Niall Cooney, Michael Barker; John Sullivan; David Cassidy, Graham Kelly, Ryan McEvoy, Adam Hanlon (Gareth McDonagh, 67); Chris Lyons.

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