Bray Wanderers 0
Treaty United 3
Bray suffered back to back SSE Airtricity League First Division defeats for the first time this season as three second half goals saw them go down to Treaty.
No less than nine Wanderers players were booked – compared to three for the away side – on Monday afternoon at the Carlisle Grounds as the Green and White’s suffered a second home loss in four days.
The visitors took a controversial lead when awarded a 70th minute penalty.
From a Stephen Christopher free wide right to the box, sub Lorcan Fitzgerald appeared to be pushed over by Darren Nwankwo’s arm.
Play was allowed continue with Ben O’Riordan appeared to step on the ball under pressure from Darren Craven and went down. Referee Alan Patchell inexplicably pointed to the spot with Enda Curran converting.
After which, the ball was kicked away by a Treaty player. It was further put into the stand by another Treaty player which saw Alex Moody surrounded by a number of away players when trying to retrieve it.
The incident led to Moody and Cole Omorehiomwan both being yellow carded along with United’s Alec Byrne and Christopher.
In the first minute of injury time, Omorehiomwan was challenged by Byrne – both leading with shoulders. Colliding, the Treaty player went down – as if injured but having come off second best in the challenge – with the referee somehow bringing out a second yellow card for the Bray defender.
Moments before hand in the 89th minute, the Shannonsiders had made it 2-0.
Omorehiomwan headed down Shane Hallahan’s long ball. Conor Barry controlled and released sub William Armshaw to fire low past Moody.
The points were wrapped up on the 94th minute. Christopher’s throw to Byrne saw the ball passed to Colin Kelly. He sent Armshaw through to beat Moody in a one-on-one with a low finish.
The Wicklow team made three changes from their line-up who gone down 2-1 at the same venue last Friday against Waterford, with goalkeeper Moody, defender Len O’Sullivan and winger Callum Thompson coming in.
Wanderers went close on 20th minute. A corner was cleared to the waiting Guillermo Almirall on the edge of the box. His volley was kept out by Shane Hallahan’s feet then his body for another corner.
But twice in matters of seconds, the Limerick side went close in the 37th minute.
Success Edogun squared for Curran who flashed a low drive from 20-yards just off target. Moments later from the goal-kick, there was a carbon copy of the chance as Curran drilled identically just wide.
In the first minute of the second period, Edogun scuffed low and wide from the edge of the penalty area.
With ten minutes of normal time remaining, Harry Groome’s long range strike was superbly tipped over by Hallahan.
Then five minutes later, the Seasiders had a fantastic opportunity to draw level.
Groome created space in the centre circle and fed Almirall. He slide rule pass put Conor Davis clear along the left channel of the box. But Hallahan made a cracking one-handed save.
Bray Wanderers: Alex Moody; Jack Hudson, Cole Omorehiomwan, Dane Massey, Len O’Sullivan (Lorcan Fitzgerald half time); Joe Power (Ben Feeney 53), Harry Groome, Guillermo Almirall; Callum Thompson (Daniel Chukwu 81), Chris Lyons (Darren Craven 53), Conor Davis.
Subs not used: Dave Webster, Luka Lovic, Conor Knight, Ben Clarke, Stephen McGuinness.
Booked: Power 12, Groome 40, Massey 41, Almirall 49, Craven 58, Moody 72, Fitzgerald 73
Sent off: Cole Omorehiomwan (booked 72 and 90 + 1).
Treaty United: Shane Hallahan; Darren Collins (Dean George 33), Ben O’Riordan, Darren Nwankwo, Lee Devitt; Alec Byrne, Colin Conroy; Christopher, Conor Barry, Success Edogun (William Armshaw 62); Enda Curran (Colin Kelly 81).
Subs not used: Scott Kirkland, Martin Coughlan, Joshua Coady.
Booked: O’Riordan 18, Byrne 72, Christopher 72.
Referee: Alan Patchell (Dublin).
Pictures: Dermot O’Brien.