Galway United under-19s booked their top four finish with a 4-1 win against Bray Wanderers at Eamonn Deacy Park.
Johnny Glynn’s side continued their astounding run of form, scoring twice in either half to run out comfortable winners at the Dyke Road venue.
A win against the Seagulls would have confirmed United’s place in the league playoffs and Josh Marvesley settled the nerves at Eamonn Deacy Park when he pounced on a defensive mix-up at the back by Bray Wanderers to open the scoring.
Gary Kinneen’s in-swinging corner was prodded towards goal by Robert Spelman in the 26th minute and Maurice Nugent applied the finishing touch to give the Tribesmen some breathing space.
Bray Wanderers made a strong start to the second half and they pulled a goal back with two minutes gone, Matthew Keogh’s diving header beat Kevin Horgan.
Maurice Nugent opened up a two goal gap after the hour mark when he met Robert Spelman’s free-kick with a bullet header into the back of the net.
Josh Marvesley was gifted a second goal of the night when Bray Wanderers’ keeper Ronan Byrne dropped the ball and Marvesley had the simple task of rolling the ball into the empty net.
United conclude the under-19 season with an away game against Waterford United, then attentions turn to the impending playoff match to come.
Galway United: Kevin Horgan (James Tierney 83); Tommy McClean, Owen Folan (Joe Maclean 76), Maurice Nugent (Dara Mulgannon 73), Mikey Whelan (Colm Walsh O’Loghlen 53); Ciaran Nugent, Robert Spelman, Ciaran Buckley, Gary Kinneen; Josh Marvesley, Jesse Devers (Peter Walsh 73)
Bray Wanderers: Ronan Byrne; Conor McGuire, Craig Morley, Ciaran Butler, Nathan Wells, Padraig Murphy, Andrew Bracken, Cormac Kelly, Matthew Keogh, Luke Clucas, Paul McMahon
Referee: Trevor Conlon