First
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 28, 2021
Venue:
2 - 0
FT

William Armshaw 85' -
Scored: 85'


Mark Byrne 87' -
OG: 87'



League Preview: Treaty United -v- Bray Wanderers

Thu, May 27 2021

Brandon Kavanagh on the ball in this behind-closed-doors game at the Carlisle Grounds Credit: Al Robinson

Treaty United will take on the challenge of promotion favourites Bray Wanderers in a vital clash in the SSE Airtricity First Division at the Market’s Field on Friday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

TREATY UNITED

Tommy Barrett’s side will be looking to make a rapid piece of bouncebackability when they welcome the Seagulls to Garryowen tomorrow night. A win for the Shannonsiders would seem them leapfrog their opponents in the table and enable them to maintain pace with the chasing pack behind leaders Shelbourne.

Treaty United found themselves on the wrong side of a three goal game when they went down 2-1 at the hands of Cabinteely at Stradbrook last Friday evening. The match was evenly poised and looked to be going in at 0-0 at the halftime interval only for the game to suddenly explode into life.

Marty Waters put the home side ahead right on the stroke of halftime and swing the momentum in favour of the South Dublin team only for Treaty United to quickly draw level just three minutes into the second half when Sean McSweeney struck.

However, the Shannonsiders joy was short lived as just two minutes later Cabo regained the lead thanks to Vilius Labutis and despite a valiant effort by Tommy Barrett’s they were unable to find an equaliser and came away from the capital empty handed.

The defeat was only Treaty’s second in the league this season having previously lost 3-2 to second place UCD at the Belfield Bowl. The side from the Mid-West have won three games so far against Wexford (1-0), Cork City (2-1) and Athlone Town (1-0) and drawn 4 matches against Bray Wanderers (0-0), Cobh Ramblers (1-1), Galway United (1-1) and Shelbourne (2-2).

BRAY WANDERERS

The Seagulls make the long journey west of the Shannon in search of a second successive away win in order to keep their promotion hopes alive.

The men from the Garden of Ireland fought off a gallant display by Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park last Friday evening and eked out a precious 1-0 win.

The match was evenly poised and both sides went at it hammer and tongs but it was Bray who took the lead in the 43rd minute with a goal from Joe Doyle. The home side tried desperately to get back into the match in the second half but found their efforts were in vain as Gary Cronin’s side hung on to claim maximum points.

This was an important victory for Bray Wanderers allowing them to keep in touch with the promotion chasers and it was their third straight league win of the season having beaten Galway United 2-1 at Eamonn Deacy Park and Cabinteely 3-0 at the Carlisle Grounds. The win against Wexford extended the Seagulls unbeaten run to five matches in the league.

 

Referee: Oliver Moran

 

MATCH FACTS

Treaty United and Bray Wanderers have already met once this season in the league on the opening weekend when the sides played out an uneventful 0-0 draw at the Carlisle Grounds.

The Treatymen and the Seagulls have never met on any other previous occasion before this season.

Treaty United are currently in 7th place in the SSE Airtricity First Division on 13 points with 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats from their 9 matches.

Bray Wanderers are currently in 5th place in the SSE Airtricity First Division on 14 points with 3 wins, 5 draws and one defeat from their 9 matches.

BETTING

Treaty United 11/4 Draw 5/2 Bray Wanderers 4/5

PREDICTION

Treaty United 1-1 Bray Wanderers

 

Treaty United

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

 

Bray Wanderers

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.


Treaty United
Tadhg Ryan 1
Goalkeeper
Marc Ludden 3
Defender
Sean Guerins 14
Defender
Charlie Fleming 2
Booked: 68'
Defender
Anthony O'Donnell 6
Defender
Matt Keane 12
90'
90Subbed Off: Alan Murphy 90'
Midfielder
Joel Coustrain 17
70'
70Subbed Off: William Armshaw 70'
Midfielder
© Jack Lynch 44
Booked: 49'
Midfielder
Edward McCarthy 15
Midfielder
Callum McNamara 23
Midfielder
Kieran Hanlon 9
77'
77Subbed Off: Matthew McKevitt 77'
Forward

Substitutes
Shane Lowth 22
Defender
Adam Foley 19
Forward
Shane Cusack 21
Goalkeeper
Joe Collins 8
Midfield
William Armshaw 16
70'
70Subbed On: Joel Coustrain 70'
Scored: 85'
Midfield
Matthew McKevitt 26
77'
77Subbed On: Kieran Hanlon 77'
Unknown
Alan Murphy 11
90'
90Subbed On: Matt Keane 90'
Defender
Edmond O'Dwyer 18
Midfield
Bray Wanderers
1 Brian Maher
Goalkeeper
5 Aaron Barry
Defender
3 Dylan Barnett
Defender
14 Richie O'Farrell
Defender
4 Andrew Quinn
Defender
22 Steven Kinsella
Midfielder 60'
60Subbed Off: Gary Shaw 60'
11 Brandon Kavanagh
Midfielder
7 Ryan Graydon
Midfielder
6 Conor Clifford
Midfielder
8 Mark Byrne
Midfielder
OG: 87'
9 Joe Doyle
Forward 68'
68Subbed Off: Darren Craven 68'

Substitutes
23 Glen Hollywood
Midfield
16 Darren Craven
Midfield 68'
68Subbed On: Joe Doyle 68'
25 Kian Clarke
Goalkeeper
17 Luka Lovic
Midfield
24 Cian Maher
Defender
12 Dean O'Shea
Unknown
Jack Ross
Goalkeeper
10 Gary Shaw
Forward 60'
60Subbed On: Steven Kinsella 60'