League Report: Bray Wanderers 1 - 1 Longford Town

Thomas Morgan struck at the death for Bray Wanderers as they salvaged a point at home to Longford Town on Monday night. 

The Seagulls have endured a patchy start to the campaign, like Longford, but Morgan's late deflected late hit will serve as a relief to head coach Ian Ryan.

And it could have been worse for the hosts in front of 383 fans at the Carlisle Grounds after Longford Town took an early lead. 

The Red and Black struck first through Karl Chambers in the eighth minute. 

Chambers netted with a cool finish after Adam Wixted pounced on a misplaced pass from Bray Wanderers' Spanish midfielder Guillermo Almirall. 

Longford held firm for most of the game after that, and were only undone in the 104th minute. 

With an extended period of stoppage time due to an injury to Jimmy Corcoran and a fracas involving Francis Campbell and Max Murphy - which saw both players dismissed - Longford sat back and were duly punished. 

Desperately trying to put in blocks, the visitors were undone when Morgan's deflected effort cruelly escaped the grasp of Town keeper Jack Brady to equalise for the Seagulls, ensuring a 1-1 draw. 


Bray Wanderers: Jimmy Corcoran(Stephen McGuinness 68); Killian Cantwell, Max Murphy, Zach Nolan, Evan Osam (Kieran Cruise 59); Guillermo Almirall Peñalver (Peter Grogan 59), Ben Feeney (Thomas Morgan 59), Harry Groome, Paul Murphy (Cole Omorehiomwan 83), Callum Thompson; Shane Griffin.

Subs not used: Jamie Duggan, Alain Kizenga, Conor Knight, Daniel Chukwu.

Booked: None.

Sent off: Max Murphy (88).


Longford Town: Jack Brady; Jamie Egan, Shane Elworthy, Oisin Hand, Kyle O'Connor; Conor Crowley, Bastien Héry, Luke Wade Slater, Adam Wixted (Francis Campbell 76); Karl Chambers (Dean O'Shea 54), Chris Lyons (Mohamed Boudiaf 77).

Subs not used: Jack McCarthy, Jordon Tallon, Samuel Clarke, Ross Fay, Vasyl Tropanets.

Booked: Conor Crowley (76), Bastien Héry (90).

Sent off: Francis Campbell (89).


Referee: Mark Houlihan.

Attendance: 383.