Bray Men 2s Vs St. James Gate 2s (4-2)
The mens 2s were back after a two week break and this break really showed in the first 15mins. Bray were put under a lot of pressure from Gate and a few close calls woke them up. Bray finally got moving and with 2 very similar moves up the right wing, gave Bray 2 short corners, which Simon Anglin gladly put away on both occasions. This left Bray two goals to nil at half time.
A quick talk from Stevo and the lads went straight back at it. Bray's young legs were really starting to show and they started to pile on the pressure. Another great link from the midfield to the forwards found Jason Collins on the back post. Jason then found no problem with slotting the ball past the keeper to make it 3 nil. Strong defensive work from Billy, Adam, Diego, Martin and Caoimhin kept James Gate at bay for the time being. The fourth goal pick up was a thing of beauty, Bray picked the ball up on Gate's left 25, where it was passed to Jerome on the left. He than shelled into Jason who was positioned at the top of the D. Jason used the pace of the pass to deflect the ball over the defense and over the stranded Keeper into the back of the net. 4 - 0 to Bray.
James Gate didn't let their heads drop, they went straight back at Bray and won a string of short corners, which they put to good use and got themselves on the the score sheet. 4-1. A drop in concentration led to Gates second goal but Bray got themselves back together and were able to finish out the match winning 4-2.
Match report by Chris Doyle.
Photo Credit: Sinead Hingston