Bray Wanderers 1 Drogheda United 4 
 
A young Bray side completed their U20 EA SPORTS LOI Group A campaign by going down to section winners Drogheda.  
Three second half goals saw the Louth side leave with all three points at a wet Ballycorus on Saturday afternoon. 
No less than eight of the Wanderers panel – five in the first 11 and three on the bench – are still U17 players. 
In comparison, seven of the United players – six of their starting 11 – featured as substitutes the night before in the Premier Division defeat away to Derry City at the Ryan McBride Stadium. 
Three of them combined to break the dead-lock in the 32nd minute. 
James Byrne’s corner from the left right footed went deep. Emre Topcu headed back across goal at the back post with Bridel Bosakani forcing the ball in from close range. 
In a game that the second goal was always going to be crucial, it went – controversially – to the visitors in the 58th minute. 
Left back Cian Cleary appeared to stumble over the ball under Destiny Avenbuan’s challenge. 
Much to the Seasiders annoyance, referee Jason Ray pointed to the spot. Killian Cailloce slotted in the penalty. 
It became 3-0 in the 69th minute. From Cleary’s in-swinging corner from the right, Oluwafayosayemi Nel Adeogun headed in at the near post. 
The home team pulled one back in the 78th minute. Skipper Leon Ajala reacted in the box to hit a snap-shot that evaded sub keeper Ryan Maher’s fingertips. 
But Cleary had the final say in the 82nd minute. 
He evaded a tackle near the hallway line to race clear, round net-minder Jack Ellis and roll the ball into an empty net. 
 
Bray Wanderers: Jack Ellis; Jack Nolan, Abdurahman Bouderbala, Caleb O'Neill, Destiny Avenbuan; Alain Kizenga, Leon Ajala; Daniel Chukwu, Rhys Knight, Phillip Cooney; Stefan Ugbesia. 
Subs: Samuel Collins, Callum Goad, Oluwatofunmi Afolabi, Aidan Kane, Ethan Cheese, Alex Forde. 
 
Drogheda United: Theo Hennessy; Etoile Emmanuel Milongo, Ethan Maher, Evan Haddock, Cian Cleary; James Byrne; Bridel Bosakani, Emre Topcu, Harry O'Connor, Oluwafayosayemi Nel Adeogun; Killian Cailloce. 
 
Subs: Ultan McLaughlin, Osaze Irhue, Conall Cronin, Cameron Feehan, Matthew McCarrick, Anthony Moyo, Ryan Maher. 
 
Referee: Jason Ray. Assistants: Jack Nolan, Umre Akkilic. 
 
* Elsewhere in the section, St. Patrick’s Athletic overcame Shelbourne 1-0 at TUD Blanchardstown to claim second place in the Group. 
 
* Bray are on the road on Saturday July 6. They will travel to Maree Oranmore FC to take on Galway United in the first round of the Enda McGuill Cup. 
Tagged as: Men's Under 20s
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