Wanderers up to third after late Treaty win

Bray Wanderers 1 (Clifford 90(p)

Treaty United 0

Carlisle Grounds, First Division, 13 August 2021


Bray Wanderers moved up to third place in the First division, their highest league position of the season, after Conor Clifford’s last-minute penalty eared them victory over play off rivals Treaty United. Wanderers are now unbeaten in seven league games.

Wanderers had plenty of possession in the first half without really testing Tadhg in the treaty goal. On the half hour the ball broke from Joe Doyle in the area to Richie O’Farrell but his shot from close range was straight at Ryan. On the stroke of half time Darren Craven cut inside from the left but fired over.

Andrew Quinn’s perfectly timed tack on Matt Keane on 53 minutes denied the Treaty player a shot on goal.   Keane drove a shot inches wide of the post on 73 minutes. Dylan Barnett’s corner on 89 minutes found the head of Andrew Quinn but he couldn’t direct his header on goal.

On the stoke of full time Richie O’Farrell was fouled in the area and Kevin O’Sullivan pointed to the spot. Conor Clifford fired low to the left to beat Ryan for the winner.

Bray Wanderers: 1 Brian Maher; 8 Mark Byrne, 15 Daniel Jones, 4 Andrew Quinn, 3 Dylan Barnett; 6 Conor Clifford; 14 Richie O’Farrell, 11 Brandon Kavanagh, 27 Callum Thompson, 16 Darren Craven; 9 Joe Doyle
Subs: 5 Aaron Barry, 7 Ryan Graydon (for Thompson 67), 10 Gary Shaw (for Doyle 78), 17 Luka Lovic (for Kavanagh, 90+3), 18 Sean Callan, 22 Steven Kinsella, 25 Kian Clarke (gk), 28 Sam Verdon (for Craven 78)

Treaty United: 1 Tadhg Ryan; 2 Charlie Fleming, 25 Mark Walsh, 6 Anthony O’Donnell, 3 Marc Ludden; 12 Matt Keane, 44 Jack Lynch 15 Edward McCarthy, 18 Stephen Christopher; 10 Sean McSweeney, 7 Conor Melody
Subs: 8 Joe Collins, 11 Alan Murphy (for Melody 57), 16 William Armshaw (for Keane 78), 17 Joel Coustrain, 19 Josh Quinlivan, 22 Sean Oyibo (for Christopher 93+), 28 Liam Buckley, 30 Sean McCormack (gk), 33 Andri Haxhiaj

Referee: Kevin O’Sullivan

Match Report: Michael Duffy