First
Date: 7:30 p.m. June 11, 2021
Venue: Carlisle Grounds
1 - 4
FT

Conor Clifford 16' -
Peno Scored: 16'


Peno Scored: 11'
- Michael O'Connor 11'

Scored: 39'
- Ryan Brennan 39'

Peno Scored: 64'
- Ryan Brennan 64'

Scored: 87'
- Ally Gilchrist 87'


League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Shelbourne

Thu, Jun 10 2021

Credit: Steve Alfred

BRAY WANDERERS

Gary Cronin’s Bray Wanderers will be looking to kickstart their stop-start 2021 season when they welcome title favourites to the Carlisle Grounds on Friday evening (kick-off is at 7.30pm).

The Seagulls come into the game having lost their last game before the break by two goals to nil away to Treaty United.

But it was only late on when Bray were undone as goals from William Armshaw and Mark Byrne (OG) proved to be their downfall.

The result sees them stay outside of the First Division Playoff positions – a point behind fifth placed Cabinteely.

It was just their second defeat of the season – and their first away from home – leaving them ten points behind Shelbourne.

They do in fact have the joint-best defensive record in the second-tier, along with Shels, having only conceded 9 goals.

But should they look to close the gap on Shels, they will have to do it without the services of Darragh Lynch and Sean Callan who are injured.

SHELBOURNE

Ian Morris’ title-chasing Shelbourne visit an improving Bray Wanderers looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the 2021 season.

It was against Bray that Shels were breached three times earlier this season, and they have yet to concede as many in a game since.

The Reds have won their last four league games in a row – and their manager Ian Morris is hoping that they can continue their good run after the mid-season break.

“It’s really important that we keep the momentum we’ve had from the start and keep the tempo that we have had recently,” he told his club’s media team.

“The first ten games don’t count for much if we don’t do that, but we have prepared well for Friday.”

He was adamant that Bray’s position in the league is “a false position”, adding: “Every game they have had has been on a knife-edge decided by the odd kick of a ball so it’s important that we’ve prepared right and approach the game in the right way.”

Shelbourne however do come into the game with two absentees as Gerardo Bruna and Denzil Fernandes remain out.

Referee: Alan Patchell.

 

MATCH STATS

Shelbourne are yet to taste defeat in the 2021 edition of the First Division, and their unbeaten record in the second tier stretches back to August 2019 when they fell to defeat away to Cobh Ramblers during their march to the First Division title.

Bray have the joint-best defensive record in the First Division this season – along with Shelbourne – only conceding 9 goals. But the Seagulls have only scored 11 compared to Shels’ 22.

Gary Cronin’s side have won three of their last four league games, while Shelbourne have won their last four on the bounce.

BETTING

Bray Wanderers 2/1; Draw 5/2; Shelbourne 21/20.

PREDICTION

Bray Wanderers 0 - 2 Shelbourne

 

Bray Wanderers

Injured: Darragh Lynch, Sean Callan.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Shelbourne

Injured: Gerardo Bruna, Denzil Fernandes.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Bray Wanderers
Brian Maher 1
Goalkeeper
Andrew Quinn 4
Defender
Richie O'Farrell 14
Defender
© Aaron Barry 5
Booked: 8'
Defender
Dylan Barnett 3
Defender
Brandon Kavanagh 11
Midfielder
Ryan Graydon 7
Booked: 71'
75'
75Subbed Off: Luka Lovic 75'
Midfielder
Conor Clifford 6
Peno Scored: 16'
Midfielder
Mark Byrne 8
Midfielder
Gary Shaw 10
62'
62Subbed Off: Joe Doyle 62'
Forward
Darren Craven 16
Booked: 68'
75'
75Subbed Off: Steven Kinsella 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Dean O'Shea 12
Unknown
Cian Maher 24
Defender
Luka Lovic 17
75'
75Subbed On: Ryan Graydon 75'
Midfield
Steven Kinsella 22
75'
75Subbed On: Darren Craven 75'
Forward
Glen Hollywood 23
Midfield
Joe Doyle 9
62'
62Subbed On: Gary Shaw 62'
Forward
Kian Clarke 25
Goalkeeper
Sean Callan 18
Defender
Shelbourne
1 Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
16 John Ross Wilson
Defender
3 Kevin O'Connor
Defender
4 Ally Gilchrist
Defender
Scored: 87'
23 Luke Byrne ©
Defender
18 Dayle Rooney
Midfielder
26 George Poynton
Midfielder
6 JJ Lunney
Midfielder
17 Shane Farrell
Midfielder 12'
12Subbed Off: Michael Barker 12'
10 Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Scored: 39'
Peno Scored: 64'
80'
80Subbed Off: Brian McManus 80'
9 Michael O'Connor
Forward
Peno Scored: 11'

Substitutes
19 Sean Quinn
Midfield
20 Kyle O'Connor
Midfield
Alex Nolan
Unknown
14 Brian McManus
Midfield 80'
80Subbed On: Ryan Brennan 80'
Glen McAuley
Forward
15 Maxim Kouogun
Defender
21 Alex Cetiner
Midfield
25 Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
2 Michael Barker
Defender 12'
12Subbed On: Shane Farrell 12'