Derry City really wanted to win Friday night’s match against Bray Wanderers, to say farewell to their club captain Ryan McBride. But unfortunate is was in vain, as Bray stung the home side with a late injury time winner at Maginn Park.
Unsurprisingly Derry started slowly and allowed the visitors go 2-0 up before the break through Gary McCabe and Aaron Greene.
City did mount a late comeback as they scored two goals in nineteen minutes as it looked like they could on and win the game. An Aaron McEneff penalty and a strike from Dean Jarvis has levelled the scores with six minutes to go.
However, Bray didn’t read the script and up popped Tim Clancy to score the winner with the last kick of the game.
Derry’s Austrian midfielder Lukas Schubert summed up their disappointment, but also put it into perspective saying, “It was an entertaining game of football. Both teams played to their strengths.”
“Bray were dangerous on the counter attacks and clinical in front of our goal. That’s a great quality, and we have to give bray credit for that.”
“We were trying so hard but it was one of those days. We all wanted to win this game for Lexie McBride. After Dean Jarvis scored the equalizer I thought we would win it from there. It wasn’t meant to be. There are worse things than losing a game of football as we learned recently. We will kick on and try our best at cork next week.”