The match saw a poor showing from both sides, with the second half life springing to life, producing four goals.
The opening 14 seconds saw Bray United win a freekick following Diego Portilla foul on Kieran Waters, with Kurtis Bryne’s whipped cross evading the entire Bray team.
Galway had the chance to take the lead in the fourth minute, when a Conor McCormack through pass found Jordan Adeyemo, who raced to the box, before the ball was thwarted by defender Daniel Blackbyrne.
A well-worked move in the 25th minute saw Adeyemo pass to Michael Rowe whose pass to Edward McCarthy was intercepted by Kevin Knight.
Bray almost secured the lead in the 27th minute, when Killian Boulder misplaced pass fell to Bryne, who squared the ball to Paul Fox, with the winger’s shot inches wide.
Knight received the first yellow card of the match in the 39th minute for a professional tackle on Edward McCarthy before he could launch a counterattack.
Following an uneventful first half, the match came into life in the second half, with both sides showing more attacking impetus.
A foul on Jordan Adeyemo by Bray’s in 51st minute gave Galway United the chance to secure the lead, with David Hurley smashing spot kick to his right just behind the goalkeeper finger tips.
Kurtis Bryne received the first yellow card in the 56th minute following a foul on Rowe, with a scuffle ensuing thereafter.
Galway United made their first substitution(s) in the 61st minute, Wilson Waweru and Stephen Walsh coming on for Jordan Adeyemo and Manu Dimas, respectively.
The substitution paid off in the 67th minute, when a long pass from Killian Brouder found Stephen Walsh, who moved it past onrushing goalkeeper Michael Kelly into an empty net.
Bray responded instantly, two minutes after conceding, when a cross from Kurtis Bryne’s freekick fell to the path of captain Hugh Douglas who headed it into the bottom left corner, beyond the reach of Conor Kearns.
Bray almost secured a comeback following a long pass from Darragh Levington over the Tribesmen defense, but Kearns was alert to clear the danger.
Despite the pressure from the Seagulls, it was Galway United who stuck the killer blow with Walsh putting a through pass to Shane Doherty who raced through on goal before dinking it past Kelly.
The result sees Galway United move to third on the table, with Bray Wanderers remaining rooted to the bottom, having yet to register a point.
Galway United welcome Treaty United to the Eamonn Deacy Park on Monday 14 March, while Bray Wanderers travel to face Longford.
Bray Wanderers: Micheal Kelly, Daniel Blackbyrne, Kevin Knight, Keith Dalton, Jack Hudson, Hugh Douglas, Conor Clifford, Dean Zambra, Kieran Waters, Paul Fox, Kurtis Bryne
Subs: Stephen McGuiness Sean Callan, Robert Manley, Dean Casey, Conor Knight, Darragh Levingston, Ugo Anny Nzekwue, Zak O’Neil, Darragh Lynch.
Galway United: Conor Kearns, Diego Portilla, Killian Brouder, Alex Murphy, Conor McCormack, Michael Rowe, Edward Mccarthy, Conor O’Keefe, Jordan Adeyemo, Manu Dimas, David Hurley
Subs: Matthew Connor, Stephen Walsh, Charlie Lyons, Gary Boylan, Dean O’shea, Wilson Waweru, Maxwell Hemmings, Shane Doherty, Francely Lomboto.
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