Rovers 0:2 Shels
Monday, 21 July 2014 09:07


Bray Wanderers 0:3 Rovers
Friday, 18 July 2014 19:45


  SSE Airtricity League - Carlisle Grounds - Friday 18th July
Bray Wanderers 
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            Kelly 57' McGuinness 63' Robinson 72'
photos Match Photographs here 
Hoops Line-Out
Barry Murphy

Simon Madden

Conor Kenna (c)

Jason McGuinness

Evan Osam

Sean O'Connor

Shane Robinson

Gary McCabe
Dean Kelly
Kieran Waters

Ronan Finn

19 Eamon Zayed for Waters 77'
15 Robert Bayly for Kelly 77'  
9 Karl Sheppard for O'Connor 80'
David O'Connor
3 Luke Byrne
31 Ciaran Kilduff  
25 Craig Hyland





Conor Kenna

Three second half goals saw the Hoops take the three points on a sunny evening at the seaside. An uninspiring first half was followed by a more poitive second period and Dean Kelly opened the scoring before a header by Jason McGuinness and a Shane Robinson goal from close range put Rovers in a commanding position.

After a slow start to the game Gary McCabe had the first effort on goal when he turned in from the left to shoot narrowly wide on 8 minutes. A free-kick from David Cassidy on 11 minutes was flicked across the Hoops goalmouth and Conor Kenna did well to clear under pressure from Akinade. Shane Robinson was caught in possession on 12 minutes and Jake Kelly shot just wide of Barry Murphy's left-hand post.

On 14 minutes Sean O'Connor shot straight at the Bray 'keeper following Gary McCabe's run and a minute later Dean Kelly was released into the area on the right but he dragged his shot across goal and wide.

Jake Kelly was a constant threat and in the 25th minute he raided down the left and exchanged passes with Cassidy and only a vital intercepting tackle by Conor Kenna denied him a shot on goal. On 35 minutes a cross from the left by Evan Osam was met first time by Kieran Waters but he shot over the bar.

A Simon Madden cross on 40 minutes found Waters at the back post but he couldn't get the ball under control. Ex-Bray player Waters was in the action again a minute later when he chased McGuinness's long ball but the home 'keeper was quick off his line to claim the ball. A well worked corner by Bray just before the break saw their number 24 shoot over the bar from the edge of the area.

Rovers upped their game in the second-half and Sean O'Connor shot wide when well placed after 53 minutes.

ball5[GOAL 0:1 - 57th min.] O'Connor was involved in the opening goal as his cross to the back post was inadvertently headed on to the post by Bray's David Scully and Dean Kelly pounced to shoot into the net.

Jason McGuinness was on hand to deny Jake Kelly a shot on goal twice in succession after the hour mark as Bray tried desperately to get back into the game.

ball5[GOAL 0:2 - 63rd min.] The Rovers defender then got on the scoresheet when he attacked a McCabe corner and his glancing header at the near post nestled in the corner of the net.

Good work by Dean Kelly on 71 minutes saw the ball fall for McCabe but his shot was straight at the'keeper.

ball5[GOAL 0:3 - 72nd min.] The game was over as a contest when a well worked move by the Hoops saw Simon Madden get behind the Bray defence to take a Ronan Finn pass and he crossed low into the area for Shane Robinson to poke the ball home from close range.

A McCabe corner on 78 minutes saw sub Bayly and Robinson just fail to connect in front of goal as the Hoops saw out the remainder of the game quite comfortably.

Teamtalk v Bray
Friday, 18 July 2014 07:25

Team news ahead of tonight's game at Bray Wanderers.

Chicopee visit Rovers
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 08:24


Fan with a Flag - Time Dedicated to Hoops
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:56

This week's Fan with a Flag is Gary Parsons, Time Dedicated to Hoops.

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