Adam Hanlon fires troubled Bray Wanderers to another victory

League of Ireland round-up: Bray Wanderers’ players defied the club’s off-the-field problems once again to beat Derry City 1-0 at the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday night.

Adam Hanlon fires troubled Bray Wanderers to another victory

The game went ahead despite an apparent attempted takeover of Bray earlier in the day, following a change of directors on Thursday.

Substitute Adam Hanlon gave new boss Mick Cooke the perfect start as Bray made it three wins on the spin,

latching onto Chris Lyons’ pass to rifle past keeper Ger Doherty for a 76th-minute winner.

A hat-trick from Jake Keegan earned Galway United a 4-2 win over winless Limerick at the Markets Field. Gary Shanahan crossed for Keegan to tap in the lead on 12 minutes. Vinny Faherty headed Limerick level just past the half hour but Keegan restored Galway’s lead on 62 minutes before completing his hat-trick 12 minutes later. Shanahan got Galway’s fourth on 81 minutes before Ian Turner’s consolation.

Sligo Rovers beat Longford Town 3-2 at the Showgrounds to move above Derry and out of the relegation places. Goals from David Cawley, Keith Ward and Dinny Corcoran put Sligo in command by 34 minutes. Longford fought back with a 62nd-minute penalty from skipper Mark Salmon and a debut goal from Dean Kelly on 77 minutes.

Cobh Ramblers’ five-match unbeaten run was ended by First Division leaders Wexford Youths who left St Colman’s Park with a 3-0 win. Paul Cahillane, Danny Furlong and Conor Whittle scored the Wexford goals.

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