Shelbourne progressed to the second-round of the FAI Cup after a cushty 3-0 win over a poor Bray Wanderers facet on the Carlisle Grounds.
Sean Boyd brace contained in the opening ten minutes put the Reds facet firmly within the driving seat. Jack Moylan added the gloss with a 3rd on 70 minutes, as Shelbourne put final 12 months’s first-round exit behind them.
Shels have been in full management for a lot of the conflict, as Damien Duff’s facet made it three consecutive wins. Bray hardly ever threatened Brendan Clarke’s aim all night, as their seven-year look forward to an FAI Cup victory continues. The second-round takes place on the week ending August 28.
The FAI Cup first-round tie was additionally a reunion of kinds for the opposing managers. Bray supervisor Pat Devlin has recognized Duff since he was 13 and scouted him for Blackburn Rovers. Devlin suggested Duff all through his profession and was additionally concerned in negotiating the winger’s €20 million transfer to Chelsea in 2003.
This was not an evening for nostalgia although, because the guests brushed Bray apart with ease. Sean Boyd cracked the crossbar from 30 yards out, however made no mistake on 4 minutes, as he cleverly flicked Conor Kane’s whipped cross into the online to open the scoring.
Boyd obtained his second 5 minutes after, as he took down Conor Kane’s cross with a magical contact and fired in his ninth aim of the season.
Debutant Jamie Hollywood had Bray’s first probability of the night, however his effort was nicely blocked by Luke Byrne. Boyd was denied a hat-trick by the publish on 20 minutes, as Moylan went shut too. Shane Farrell was inches from including a 3rd on 25 minutes, however his curling effort sailed simply vast.
Moylan broke by on the half-hour mark and noticed his driving effort nicely saved by Stephen McGuinness. Gavin Molloy’s thunderbolt was virtually spilled by McGuinness on 44 minutes, however the Bray keeper gathered simply in time.
The Reds went near a 3rd simply after the restart. Boyd squared to Farrell, however Jack Hudson obtained throughout in time to clear. Matty Smith got here on for his Shelbourne debut and offered a phenomenal help to Moylan who made it three on 68 minutes. Farrell virtually caught McGuinness off his line within the closing phases, as Shelbourne noticed the tie out comfortably to progress to the subsequent spherical.
Bray Wanderers – McGuinness; Knight, Hudson, Douglas, Callaghan (Dalton 87); Thompson (Harte 63), Hollywood, Fox, Feeney (Massey 87), Clifford; Byrne (Lynch 63).
Shelbourne – Clarke; Kane, Ledwidge, Byrne, Griffin, Giurgi (Smith 52); Molloy, Lunney (McManus 60); Moylan (Wilson 72), Boyd (Carr 60), Farrell.
Ref – S Grant.