Shelbourne defeat Bray in U19 Friendly

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Shelbourne’s U19’s carried on from their credible draw on Thursday with a 1-0 win this morning against a stubborn Bray Wanderers in the Carlisle Grounds.

Shelbourne dominated the first half without really troubling the Bray keeper. The midfield of Aaron Robinson, Sean McGraine and David Pakenham were combining and setting up chances, but the final ball was just off and first half finished 0 – 0.

Manager Martin Murray made four changes at half time, and the tempo dramatically upped by Shelbourne and creating chance after chance with Sean McGrane, Paddy Obijuru and George Mukete unlucky not to score. Then on the 63rd minute George Mukete was upended in the box and a penalty was awarded for Shelbourne and up stepped captain Aaron Robinson – but he would rather forget his attempt and he almost passed it to keeper. Shelbourne didn’t have long to wait for the next chance. This time Paddywas upended for second penalty – and this time Sean McGrane stepped up and he dispatched to the back of the net to give a deserving lead.

Several more chances were created without the finishing touch been applied, but a good dominating win, playing some exciting football.

Next up for Shelbourne is a game against Cobh Ramblers in St Colman’s Park