Match Preview – Treaty United v Bray Wanderers


Bray Wanderers Match Preview

League of Ireland First Division

Treaty United

Friday March 8, Markets Field

Kick-off 7.45pm


In what will be the club’s 600th away league game in the League of Ireland, Bray take on First Division leaders Treaty at the Markets Field on Friday.
It’s a fortnight since the Seagulls last played – beating Kerry FC 3-2 away – as the weather put paid to the home tie with Longford Town last week at the Carlisle Grounds.
“We wanted to play. We wanted the game on. We wanted to keep the momentum going after the win down in Kerry. But it wasn’t possible with the weather. The snow then the rain on the Carlisle meant the pitch wasn’t playable. We just had to make do. We had an in-house game. And now we look forward to this week” explained First team Head Coach Ian Ryan.
United have taken maximum points from their three games to date – beating Cobh 3-1 at home while overcoming both UCD and Kerry 1-0 away.
“Listen, it’s going to be a really difficult game. Treaty have got better progressively over the past three years. They have a lot of stability with the squad they have. And it’s their fourth year being together under Tommy (Barrett). That stability is really beneficial to them. Obviously, they are the only team on the country that’s won every league game to date” Ryan pointed out.
But he stressed “We believe in the group we have. We believe in the players we have. We think that if we go down there, and perform the way we can, we believe the result will be positive for us.”

TEAM NEWS

After the week off from action, defender Evan Osam and striker Peter Grogan have resumed training.
But the front duo of Cristian Magerusan and Ben Feeney remain doubtful.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

The two clashes in 2023 at the Markets Field saw Bray secure four points.
Ben Fenney’s late winner sealed a 1-0 victory in February 2023 while Feeney was also on the mark in a 1-1 draw in July 2023.