Richmond Park, Premier Division, 6 April 2018
Bray Wanderers equalled their club records of nine successive defeats in all competitions and also eight successive league defeats with this latest heavy defeat away to St. Patrick’s Athletic.
Wanderers made one change to the starting line out from the team which was defeated by Cork City the previous week. Paul O’Conor came in to replace Jake Kelly.
The Saints took the lead on 18 minutes when Jake Keegan tapped home after a header by Ryan Brennan. Kevin Toner was left completely unmarked in the box on 37 minutes and he duly headed home the second.
Dean Clarke was brought down inside the area on 41 minutes by Conor Kenna who duly received a yellow card. Conan Byrne converted the resultant penalty.
Jake Keegan seemed to be in an offside position when he latched onto a through ball to powerfully finish to the roof of the Bray net on 58 minutes. On 62 minutes, Dean Clarke was clean through and he fired past Aaron Dillon to make it five.
St Patricks Athletic: 1 Barry Murphy; 17 Simon Madden, 4 Kevin Toner, 5 Lee Desmond, 3 Ian Bermingham; 6 Owen Garvan, 11 Ryan Brennan; 7 Conan Byrne, 20 Jamie Lennon, 18 Dean Clarke; 21 Jake Keegan. Subs: 2 Michael Barker, 8 Graham Kelly (for R Brennan 70), 9 Christopher Fagan (for Keegan 60), 12 James Doona (for Keegan 73), 15 Darragh Markey, 23 Michael Leahy, 24 Tyson Farago (gk)
Bray Wanderers: 1 Aaron Dillon; 2 Hugh Douglas, 5 Sean Heaney, 4 Conor Kenna, 23 Andrew McGovern; 6 Paul O’Conor, 8 John Sullivan; 17 Daniel Kelly, 22 Darragh Noone, 21 Gary McCabe; 10 Aaron Greene Subs: 7 Cory Galvin (for D. Kelly h/t), 11 Jake Kelly (for Noone h/t), 16 Daniel McKenna (for Sullivan 63), 9 Gerald Pender, 14 Rhys Gorman, 19 Ronan Coughlan, 29 Evan Moran (gk)
Referee: Ray Matthews
Match Report: Michael Duffy