Its another win on the road for Athlone Town, their blistering start when they scored twice in the first 14 minutes made all the difference, and while Bray peppered Athlone's goal in the second half they were unable to add to Dylan Barnetts cracker and overall Athlone deserved their 3 points .
They remain top of the table , these are great times for the Midlanders !!!!
4 mins additional time
A full on scuffle in the cenre circle , Graydon gets a red and Barnes gets a yellow. , very tense finish to the match here in Bray
Bray mounting attack after attack, frantically searching for an equaliser, Athlone holding out so far
Another corner won by Doyle, cleared again by the Athlone defence
Doyles pace causing trouble for Athlone , Kavanagh plays hin through , his effort is blocked , corner to the home side.
Glorious chance for Bray to draw level, great run by Graydon takes him to the end line , his ball across the face of the goal is blazed over by Lucic when it seemed easier to score . All Bray at the moment
Kinsella has taken a no of heavy challenges and goes down, receiving medical attention
Good effort from Doona , takes a deflection , corner for Athlone
Wixted goes down under a heavy challenge from Barnett and requires attention
Good mazy run by Bray's Kinsella but his final shot is too tame to trouble Schlingermann
Bray have started on the front foot in this half , their build up play is good but they have no penetration in the box
Derek Daly is getting a lot of space down Brays left flank but his final ball is lacking and a no of attacks come to nothing.
Doona is through again but he delays too long and the ball squirms out of his control, chance wasted.
Kurtis Byrne plays Doona through with a great ball but the latter is offside
The game is very evenly balanced, the visitors came out of the blocks very quickly , scoring two great goals in the opening 14 mins, however Bray finshed the half the stronger side so it will be interseting to see how the second half plays out
Bray finishing the stronger, winning lots of free kicks , looking the more likely to score at this stage of the game.
Graydon tries his luck fronm 25 meters, good effort , just wide of the post.
The game is now more evenly balanced after Athlone's early dominance, Conor Clifford in particular has started to swing the balance in Bray's favour, he is the dominant figure in the middle third.
Bray now getting some joy from Kinsella raiding down the right wing, one of his crosses almost gives Craven a chance with a diving header, the ball just goes wide.
Another flowing move from Athlone, this time on the left flank, almost yields a third goal but the ball skims wide of the post
Athlone, buoyed by their two early goals , are in the ascendancy here.
Good flowing move down the righ touchline, the ball is played across the box and Byrne shows a strikers instinct , being in the right place at the right time to crash the ball home from 5 meters
Bray's first attack of note , Kinsella drives into the box, the ball breaks to Dylan Barnett and he scores a splendid goal, a cracking shot from 25 meters , the ball nestles in top right hand corner of the Athlone goal.
An Athlone free kick on the half way line yields a corner which is cleared by the Bray defence
Athlone doing most of the attacking in the opening minutes
Bray show one change from last weeks 0-0 draw with UCD, Conor Clifford comes back in to midfiled in place of Richie O Farrell.
The team sheets are in and not surprisingly Athlone go with the same starting eleven which beat Cork City 1-0 down in Turners Cross last weekend.
Good evening and welcome to the Carlisle Grounds in Bray for tonights First Division clash between Bray Wanderers and Athlone Town.
I'm Patrick O Connor , we are just off the seafront here in the seaside town of Bray, its a beautiful evening and i'll be bringing you live updates on the match.
Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division
Date: 7:30 p.m. April 16, 2021