Match Info

Date: 05/05/2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Carlisle Grounds

Officials

Referee: Ben Connolly (Dublin).

Bray Wanderers - St Patrick's Athletic

Kurtis Byrne scored a sublime second-half equaliser as St Patrick's Athletic came from beyond to frustrate 10-man Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds.

The draw was enough to lift Bray up to second place in the Premier Division table as St Patrick's remain in the relegation places.

Bray brought skipper Conor Kenna back into their back four after a three-game absence in their only change from last week's defeat at leaders Cork City.

After a five-week injury absence, struggling St Patrick's finally had star striker Christy Fagan back while midfielder Patrick Cregg also returned to their starting 11. Though named in the team, Gavin Peers cried off after the warm-up to be replaced by Sam Verdon as Lee Desmond dropped back into central defence.

Bray, who'd beaten St Pat's in Inchicore on the opening night, started brightly in the seaside sun with Dylan Connolly getting their first sight of goal on five minutes, glancing a header wide from Aaron Greene's left flank delivery.

Four minutes later, Greene burst through onto a ball over the top with Desmond retreating well to get in a timely tackle and put the ball out for a corner.

Struggling to get into the game, St Pat's were carved open again on 11 minutes. Keith Buckley got forward from right-back to feed the ball inside for Gary McCabe. His delightful flick put Ryan Brennan in, but the midfielder sliced his shot wide when he should have found the target.

A goal was coming for Wanderers, however, and it duly arrived on 24 minutes as Brennan made amends for that miss.

Greene's initial free kick was headed clear, but it dropped for Buckley on the right and his arcing cross was headed home by Brennan.

Scarcely in it in the first half, St Pat's were level just 51 seconds after the restart with a stunning goal as Byrne found the top corner with a brilliant 20-yard shot.

Greene then missed the proverbial sitter four minutes later as Bray blew a chance to regain the lead. Connolly got clear down the left to cross with Greene somehow contriving to shoot wide with the goal at his mercy.

But St Pat's were a revitalised side since equalising and might have taken the lead just past the hour mark as Desmond's header from skipper Ian Bermingham's corner was inches over the home crossbar.

Buckley then took the ball off substitute Billy Dennehy's toe from Byrne's cross to deprive Saints a 90th-minute winner.

Bray had left-back Jason Marks, booked for an earlier foul on Conan Byrne, sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card after fouling Dennehy.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 5th 2017LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
January, 31st 2017LeinsterSnrCupBray Wanderers0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 14th 2016LeagueBray Wanderers2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 2nd 2016LeagueCupBray Wanderers2St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
April, 23rd 2016LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
February, 20th 2016LeinsterSnrCupBray Wanderers3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 16th 2015LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 19th 2014LeagueBray Wanderers2St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
April, 7th 2014LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
September, 26th 2013LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 28th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Shelbourne1REPORT
August, 25th 2017FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Galway United2REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 13th 2017FaiCupPortmarnock0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 8th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Firhouse Clover1REPORT
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers1REPORT
July, 14th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Derry City1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers1REPORT
May, 5th 2017LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 17th 2017LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Bray Wanderers0REPORT
February, 24th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bray Wanderers2REPORT
January, 31st 2017LeinsterSnrCupBray Wanderers0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 14th 2016LeagueBray Wanderers2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 6th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bray Wanderers2REPORT
May, 2nd 2016LeagueCupBray Wanderers2St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
April, 23rd 2016LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
February, 20th 2016LeinsterSnrCupBray Wanderers3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers1REPORT
July, 14th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Derry City1REPORT
July, 9th 2017LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 30th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Galway United1REPORT
June, 24th 2017LeagueLimerick2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 16th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT