Monday 6th August 2007, 5:13 pm
6th August 2007
Bray Wanderers 1
Mark Duggan 42
Drogheda United 2
Richie Baker 52
Shane Robinson 90
Shane Robinson struck a last minute winner as League of Ireland leaders Drogheda United came from behind to secure a 2-1 win on their visit to face Bray Wanderers this afternoon.
Bray could have been ahead in the 35th minute when Gary Cronin's long range drive rebounded off the Drogheda post and John Tambouras blocked superbly to deny Stephen Fox's follow-up effort.
Mark Duggan put a spirited albeit depleted Bray ahead three minutes before half-time. Duggan fired home to stun the league leaders for the lead goal, his first for the Seagulls since his move from Bohemians. The Bray man skipped past a couple of challenges before slotting home from just inside the box.
Drogheda's plans had earlier been hit by the latest in a long line of injuries this year as captain Stuart Byrne went off injured.
Richie Baker levelled the match up just seven minutes into the second half. The former Shelbourne player volleyed home from James Keddy's pin-point cross for his first Drogheda goal in an injury plagued season.
Robinson was in the right place at the right time just before the final whistle as he rammed home the winner after Gavin Whelan's initial shot had been saved by the legs of Bray keeper Steve Williams.
Although St. Patrick's Athletic play later this evening, both they and Drogheda have currently played the same number of games with six points now separating the top two sides in the League of Ireland.
Bray Wanderers : Williams, Kenny, Deans, Delaney, Cronin, Kavanagh, Cawley, Duggan, McCabe, Fox (Omwubiko 77), O'Shea.
Drogheda United : Connor, Shelley, Tambouras, Gray, Webb, Robinson, Keegan, Byrne (Baker 30), Keddy (Whelan 80), Zayed, Ristila (O'Keeffe 69).