Bray Wanderers 2 Cobh Ramblers 2
Finn Harps (MU20) 2 Bray Wanderers (MU20) 3 
Letterkenny Community Centre, 12 May 2024 
 
Substitute Alan Seruga scored an injury time winner as Bray recorded their first U20 EA SPORTS LOI Group A victory of the season. After falling behind to Finn Harps at a warm and sunny Letterkenny Community Centre on Saturday afternoon, Wanderers led 2-1 late on thanks to Josh McGlone’s double. But the Donegal side equalised in the 89th minute only for winger Seruga to claim the points with a 91st minute score. The visitors travelled with half a dozen player missing through injury. 
 
The first half of the game was an evenly contested affair with the away side’s best chances falling to McGlone who hit his close range shot inches to high, and then Daniel Chukwu whose low effort from the edge of the area was well saved by the Harps Oisin Cooney keeper.  
 
But the game kicked into life after the break. In the 47th minute, some lax defending from the Green and White’s rearguard allowed the hosts to take the lead through Nathan McDaid. Undeterred, the Seagulls kept pushing forward and their efforts were rewarded in the 71st minute when McGlone’s right footed shot flew into the roof of the net. Better was to come for the visitors in the 77th minute. McGlone made an excellent run to get on the end of Seruga’s superb through ball. He rounded Cooney to roll the ball into the unguarded goal. However, in the 88th minute, a well flighted free kick into the Bray box allowed Harps to get a headed equaliser by sub Jamie McMonagle Quinn. Just when it seemed the points were be shared – and after Leon Ajala’s piledriver had struck the post – Seruga cut in from the left to plant a shot into the bottom corner of the net for victory. 
 
Bray Wanderers MU20: Jack Ellis; Tomás Ainsworth, Abdurahman Bouderbala, Leon Ajala, Destiny Avenbuan; Ronan Dawson, Joshua Kerr; Daniel Chukwu, Alex Nolan, Josh McGlone; Oluwatofunmi Afolabi. 
Subs: Stefan Ugbesia, Ethan Cheese, Alan Seruga, Scott Browne, David Winkler. 
 
* Elsewhere in the section, St. Patrick’s Athletic defeated Dundalk 3-1 at Oriel Park while Derry City And Shelbourne played out a score-less draw at Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. 
 
* Bray return to Ballycorus on Saturday May 18 to host Dundalk. 
 
 
 
Tagged as: Men's Under 20s
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