Galway United are back in league action this week as they welcome Bray Wanderers to Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night, kick off is at 7:45 pm.
The Tribesmen are looking to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions, which currently stands at 12 games without defeat when they face fifth-placed Bray on Friday.
Both sides are coming into this fixture off the back of convincing wins in their first-round ties in the Sports Direct Men's FAI Cup last weekend. Galway United ran out 4-1 winners against Dublin side Bangor Celtic, while Bray Wanderers advanced to the second round of the competition after defeating Cockhill Celtic 3-1 away from home.
ABOUT THE OPPOSITION
🏟: Bray Wanderers play their home games at the Carlisle Grounds, which holds a capacity of 3,200.
ℹ️: Bray Wanderers entered the League of Ireland in 1985 when the league expanded into two divisions, winning the First Division title in that same season.
: Bray currently sit in fifth place in the league with 30 points from their 23 games so far this season.
: A key player for them this season Ben Feeney. Feeney is the Seagull's top goalscorer with eight goals to his name so far in the First Division, as well as notching a goal in their cup tie last time out.
: One to watch for Friday is Chris Lyons who scored the equalising penalty against United when the sides drew 1-1 last time out.
ABOUT GALWAY UNITED 🇱🇻
⏪: United's last league game was a 1-0 victory against Athlone Town away from home, where David Hurley scored a great header to earn all three points for the Tribesmen.
🗣: John Caulfield had a chat with us earlier in the week about Friday's game and said the following:
"We know that they've invested heavily this year to try and get promoted. They took a couple of points off us earlier in the season and they also did the same with Waterford so we know their strengths. We are on a very good run of form at the moment, it's our first home game in over a month in the league and we're looking forward to a very big crowd and we know we need to play well."
2023 SQUAD ⚽️ Brendan Clarke, Conor O’Keeffe, Regan Donelon, Rob Slevin, Killian Brouder, Maurice Nugent, Stephen Walsh, Mikie Rowe, Rob Manley, David Hurley, Ronan Manning, Callum McNamara, Alex Rutter, Vincent Borden, David Tarmey, Francely Lomboto, Evan O’Connor, Colm Horgan, Conor McCormack, Darren Clarke, Ed McCarthy, Aaron Neary, Steven Healy, Mikey McCullagh, Oisin O’Reilly, Ibrahim Keita, Wassim Aouachria, Aodh Dervin.
TOP SCORERS 📈
David Hurley – 14
Stephen Walsh - 10
Vincent Borden – 8
⬅️ PREVIOUS MEETINGS
Bray Wanderers 1-1 Galway United
The teams last faced each other on June 2nd and could not be separated on the scoresheet after a David Hurley first-half penalty was canceled out by a Chris Lyons second-half penalty of his own, in an incident that saw Rob Slevin sent off for a second bookable offence.
Galway United 6-0 Bray Wanderers
Galway United recorded an emphatic victory over this week's opponents the last time the sides faced at Eamonn Deacy Park. Vincent Borden scored a brace, with the rest of the goals coming from Killian Brouder, David Hurley, Mikie Rowe, and Ibrahim Keita.
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