23 May 2022

Gritty Treaty United claim precious point away to Bray Wanderers

Gritty Treaty United claim precious point away to Bray Wanderers

Treaty United's Jack Lynch returned to action in their hard fought draw away to Bray Wanderers on Friday night

GRITTY Treaty United extended their unbeaten run in the SEE Airtricity League First Division to three games after securing a hard fought 0-0 draw with Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday night.

However, a third successive league win evaded Tommy Barrett's charges in a game of very few chances.

The game saw a return to action for the first time this season for Treaty United's Jack Lynch. Lynch was introduced as a second half substitute in the game, making his first appearance for the side this season.

The result sees Tommy Barrett's side remain in fourth place in the league table with two further games in this round of fixtures to be played on Saturday night.

Next up for Tommy Barrett's Treaty United is a quick return fixture with the Martin Russell-managed Athlone Town side at the Athlone Town Stadium on Good Friday.

Treaty United's line-up included a start for Dean George in place of the injured Red Hanlon. George scored both of Treaty's goals in the win over Athlone on Monday night. 

In a tight opening half devoid of any real clear cut chances, neither goalkeeper – Stephen McGuinness in the Bray goal of Treaty netminder Jack Brady – were unduly tested.

Treaty did create a half chance mid-way through the opening period, but Marc Ludden’s 23rd-minute long throw was deflected wide in the penalty area box.

Home side had a 40th-minute penalty appeal waved away by referee Oliver Moran when Dalton’s shot was charged down.

Treaty manager Barrett made a double substitution at half-time in a bid to ignite his side as both Joel Coustrain and Lee Devitt were sprung from the bench.

Just three minutes into the second half, Treaty's Dean George whipped in a cross from the left end line, with Enda Curran heading over from close range.

Bray's only clear cut chance of the contest then arrived, but Treaty's alert netminder Brady did very well to stop Rob Manley's effort on goal after a well played through ball played him in.

With 10 minutes remaining, a long throw from Ludden broke for substitute Willie Armshaw, but his effort flew over the crossbar.

Treaty now prepare for two games in four days with the Good Friday away fixture with Athlone followed by a home meeting with Wexford FC at the Markets Field on Easter Monday.

BRAY WANDERERS: Stephen McGuinness, Daniel Blackbyrne, Kevin Knight, Jack Hudson, Callum Thompson, Keith Dalton (Conor Knight 79), Rob Manley, Kieran 'Marty' Waters (Darragh Lynch 46), Paul Fox, Darragh Levingston (Manahan 79), Dean Zambra.

TREATY UNITED: Jack Brady, Charlie Fleming, Marc Ludden, Callum McNamara, Joe Collins (Lee Devitt 46), Dean George (Jack Lynch 64), Stephen Christopher, Enda Curran (Willie Armshaw 76), Matt Keane (Joel Coustrain 46), Mark Walsh, Joe Gorman.

REFEREE: Oliver Moran

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