St Patrick’s Athletic
Teen Glen McAuley was sprung from the bench to score his 1st objective for St Patrick’s Athletic, who had to arrive driving to place To start with Division Bray Wanderers out of the FAI Cup at Richmond Park last evening.
Dominant from the commence, St Pat’s hit the woodwork through Darragh Markey and Simon Madden, only to uncover on their own a purpose down five minutes ahead of the break.
Bray’s hardworking midfielder John Martin gained a totally free kick prior to a sublime remaining-foot shot by Derek Daly saw the ball crash in opposition to the St Pat’s crossbar, in advance of flying up into the air.
Striker Dean Williams was initial to the dropping ball, bundling it more than the line to stun the compact dwelling attendance.
St Pat’s laid siege to the Bray intention from the restart, equalising on 55 minutes. Centre-half Dave Webster burst ahead, received the return go from Dean Clarke, prior to drilling a low shot to the net.
But St Pat’s were caught sq. at the back as Bray arrived near to regaining the guide on the hour.
Martin threaded Dylan McGlade in on objective to go about Brendan Clarke, only to see his shot cleared off the line by Jamie Lennon.
Bray keeper Gabriel Sava batted away a push from Lee Desmond in advance of St Pat’s lived dangerously yet again on 66 minutes. This time McGlade slash in from the remaining to set up substitute Joe Doyle, whose shot was parried by Clarke with Williams firing the rebound vast.
St Pat’s quickly regained regulate and forced the winner on 75 minutes. And it was all 19-calendar year-outdated McAuley’s very own work as he slalomed in from the still left to push a small shot into the corner of the net, regardless of Sava receiving a contact to it.
ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC: B. Clarke Madden (Forrester, 61), Webster, Kelly, Desmond Markey, Lennon, Clifford (Coleman, 86) D. Clarke, Hale (McAuley, 60), Bermingham.
BRAY WANDERERS: Sava Cantwell, Douglas, Heaney, Daly Martin (Ellis, 81), Keegan, Gannon (Doyle, 65) McCann (Lovic, 88), Williams, McGlade.
Referee: Derek Tomney (Dublin).