First Division round-up: Treaty United pick up late point against Bray Wanderers as Athlone Town see off Kerry
Bray Wanderers boss Ian Ryan rued the late concession of a goal as his side dropped two points in their quest to secure a play-off position.
The Seagulls fell behind in the first-half following a goal from Treaty United attacker Success Edogun.
But a three-minute brace during the second-half from Wanderers forward Jake Walker looked to have sealed a vital three points for the Co Wicklow men.
However, there was a late sting in the tail as Mark Walsh found the net at the death to ensure Tommy Barrett’s men would leave the Quinsborough Road venue with a point.
And Ryan told his club’s media team: “It was a hammer blow for us at the end.
“When you’re winning 2-1 in the 93rd minute you have to see out the game and we didn’t do that well.
“And in the 95th minute when you need players to defend and head the ball away from goal, we have failed to do that.”
We spoke with Head Coach Ian Ryan after tonight’s draw with Treaty. pic.twitter.com/G2HE6BJEgt— Bray Wanderers FC (@BrayWanderers) September 15, 2023
That draw, coupled with Athlone Town’s win over Kerry means that the Co Westmeath side are all but secure in the play-off race.
Dario Castelo’s side ran out 2-1 winners at home to the Kingdom with Frantz Pierrot and Dylan Gavin both scoring.
Leo Gaxha scored for Billy Dennehy’s side.
Athlone are now eight points clear of sixth-placed Longford Town, although they have played a game more than their Midlands rivals.
And at the RSC, Cobh Ramblers recorded a stunning 2-0 win over Waterford.
Shane Keegan’s men have been flying high all season and came out on top of the Munster Derby.
A Jack Doherty penalty and a Brendan Frahill goal just past the hour mark saw the Rams over the line.
And that defeat for Waterford means that Galway United can win the First Division next weekend when they play Kerry at Mounthawk Park. A point will see them get over the line.
FT | Waterford 0-2 Cobh Ramblers— Cobh Ramblers FC (@CobhRamblersFC) September 15, 2023
A hugely impressive win tonight, our first in Waterford since 2016
Jack Doherty and Brendeán Frahill on target for our third win in a row
Come on the Rams! #CRFC pic.twitter.com/thKGnNBmB9