Bray vs UCD by Sunshine
Drogheda welcomed Bray Wanderers on last Friday night, as the guests actually stepped up and searched for the goal in order to get something out of the match. They had some chances during the game, but didn't succeed to score a goal, while the home side was fortunate enough to take the lead eight minutes before the full time.
Neither than Bray gave up, but were punished with another goal conceded in the last moments of the game, in sixth minute of injury time as the hosts scored their second for a 2:0 victory. After this match, Bray has the worst run in the league being without victory for ten matches, having only three draws in those ten. Moreover, they are also rock bottom placed with twenty points earned so far, while Bohemians, team that is placed in safe zone has only two more. Match against UCD comes as very important one for Bray, as in case of another no victory, the things would get extremely complicated for the home side.
Right back David Webster (24/0), who got red carded in previous match will probably be the only absentee for a coach Pat Devlin. Midfileder Daire Doyle (18/0) overcame his injury, while the defender Eion Hyland (17/0) had some problems, but should play from the start.
UCD welcomed Dundalk in the previous round's game last Friday, as the home side went into the game very determined to get all three points. It must be said that they were better during the match, but after they stood with a man less in 61st minute following red card given to Kelly, the guests started playing much more attacking and could wind the way to the opponents net.
Six minutes later it was 0:1 as Hoban scored the goal, while Towell's goal seven minutes before the end sealed the victory for the visiting side. Just as their today's opponents, they are also taking today's game very seriously - in case of a victory, the team would be able to make a decisive step towards the salvation this season, while in case of a defeat, Bray would come to only two points and everything would be possible. Coach Russel called this match a super game, as he said he expects his players to give everything on the pitch chasing a victory. Offensive midfielder Ben Mohamed is out injured, without participation this season, while defender Kelly (3/0) is suspended following his red card, while the team has no other problems.
Previous matches of the two sides have been very open and something similar is expected today. Of course both of them will enter searching for a victory, while the tradition also leans towards goals.