Stalemate at the Carlisle Grounds

The second leg is at Eamonn Deacy Park on Sunday


This SSE Airtricity League first division promotion play-off semi-final between two evenly matched teams ended in stalemate.

Ultimately it means Sunday's sequel at Eamonn Deacy Park should be an equally hard fought affair.

Early on John Caulfield's charges went close when Mikie Rowe fizzed an effort over the bar.

At the opposite end of the pitch Brandon Kavanagh nearly steered Bray Wanderers ahead.

It remained tight for the remainder of the half with United crafting an opportunity in the 32nd minute.

David Hurley and Conor O'Keeffe combined on the right, but Ruairi Keating's header was gathered by Republic of Ireland U21 international Brian Maher.

After the restart the game remained keenly contested with Conor Mc Cormack splendid in the centre of the park for the visitors.

The weekend tussle on the banks of the Corrib is loaded with importance.

BRAY WANDERERS: Maher; Byrne, Quinn, Barry, Jones (Lovic, 55 ); Clifford, O’Farrell; Graydon, Kavanagh, Doyle; Kavanagh; Shaw (Craven, 72 ).

GALWAY UNITED: Kearns; O’Keeffe, Nugent, Gorman, Walsh; McCormack, Boylan (Doherty, 76 ), Hurley; Rowe, Waweru (Cunningham, 76 ), Keating.

REFEREE: Gavin Colfer.


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