Date Time League Season
28 May 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Treaty topple Bray late on

Two late, quick-fire goals were enough to see Treaty United claim all three points from Bray at the Markets Field.

First Willie Armshaw picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box and weaved his way to the byeline before firing the ball home from a tight angle on 86 minutes.

Seconds later, the Limerick side had all three points wrapped up when a Bray defender headed a Matt Keane cross into his own net.

Bray controlled the ball for long periods of the game, especially in the first half when they appeared to have a monopoly on possession. However, they lacked the cutting edge to cause Treaty goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan any issues and were left relying on pot shots, most notably from Conor Clifford who blasted several efforts high, wide, and out of the stadium. 

The best chance of the half fell to Joe Doyle, who somehow couldn’t direct a header goalwards from five yards, and it looped harmlessly wide.

It took until 15 minutes after the restart for Treaty to fire their first shot in anger, when Ed McCarthy’s long-range strike clipped the top of the bar.

That seemed to shake the Limerick side into life, and they began to ask questions of the Seagulls defence.

Ed McCarthy put Matt Keane through on goal, but his shot was superbly saved by Brian Maher. 

Treaty still had to be cautious, though, as Richie O’Farrell gathered the ball in the box and forced a fine stop from Tadhg Ryan with 15 minutes to go.

The sides looked to be playing out their second goalless draw of the season, until substitute Armshaw worked his magic to break the deadlock with less than five minutes to go, before Matt Keane sealed his side’s fate with an uncharacteristic error seconds later. 

The win sees Treaty rise to fourth place while Bray remain stagnant in sixth, with the sides heading into a mid-season break.

  • 96'

    Full time here and Treaty claim all three points

  • 90'

    Matt Keane om for Treaty

  • 90'

    FIve minutes of injury time here

  • 87'

    Another goal for Treaty! A Matt Keane cross is met by Mark Byrne who headers into his own net!

  • 86'

    He picked up the ball on the edge of the box and weaved his way past several bodies before reaching the bye line and blasting it past the keeper

  • 86'

    Armshaw with a stunning goal for Treaty!

  • 84'

    Kavanagh has a free-kick for Bray in a dangerous area, it's headed goalwards but it spins over the bar

  • 84'

    Lovic replaces O’Farrell for Bray

  • 81'

    O'Farrell has a cross clipped in but it's cleared by Ludden

  • 77'

    Tadhg Ryan easily gathers a long range effort

  • 75'

    Richie O’Farrell forces a fine diving save from the Treaty keeper Tadgh Ryan

  • 70'

    William Armshaw replaces Joel Coustrain

  • 70'

    William Armshaw replaces Joel Coustrain

  • 68'

    A yellow card for Charlie Fleming after a foul on a Bray player.

  • 60'

    A long-range effort from Ed Mc Carthy clips the top of the bar! Treaty are the ones now looking most likely to break the deadlock.

  • 60'

    Treaty are beginning to gain a foothold here with Coustrain making a surging run through the Bray defence.

  • 57'

    Matt Keane finds himself in one on one after a good through ball from Mc Carthy but Brian Maher is equal to it.

  • 55'

    Graydon chips a ball in but O'Donnell steers it out for a corner, which is well cleared.

  • 52'

    Doyle breaks into the Treaty box but Ryan smothers the ball and kills the attack.

  • 51'

    Ludden sends a bullet of a cross in from near the halfway line for Treaty, but nobody is able to meet it.

  • 49'

    Barnett has a free-kick out on the right-hand side but it's clipped over the bar.

  • 46'

    Bray have upped the tempo here early in the second half, with three early forays into the Treaty box which have come to nothing.

  • 45'

    Half time here. I'm not sure if Opta are running the stats for this one but if they are Bray would have at least 70% of possession.

  • 43'

    Clifford has another shot from distance that is high and wide but it's deflected for a corner.

  • 42'

    Tadhg Ryan doing his Manuel Neuer impression as he clears a long ball.

  • 39'

    O'Donnell cuts out a swervy run from Kinsella but he boots his clearance aimlessly up the pitch and Bray regather possession and start again.

  • 37'

    O'Farrell misses from close range under pressure from Anto O'Donnell.

  • 36'

    There's plenty of endeavour from the home side here but no edge or sharpness in their play.

  • 31'

    Mark Ludden takes the ball off of Doyle's toe inside the box after a promising build-up, Bray are looking threatening.

  • 29'

    Joe Doyle misses a sitter. It lands on his head, seemingly in slow motion, about three yards from goal but the Bray man can't direct his header goalwards.

  • 23'

    Clifford picks up the ball 30 yards from goal and decides to shoot, but he balloons it well over the bar.

  • 20'

    Conor Clifford clips a long ball over the top but he overhits it and it lands in Tadhg Ryan's gracious arms.

  • 17'

    Bray are dictating the tempo here, with a Ryan Graydon pulling a few strings down the Treaty left-hand wing.

  • 16'

    A high leg from Coustrain results in a free out for Bray after Treaty enjoyed their first good spell of possession.

Treaty Utd

1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
2Charlie Fleming Defender 68'
3Marc Ludden Defender
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender
9Kieran Hanlon 26 Forward
12Matt Keane 11 Defender
14Sean Guerins Forward
15Edward McCarthy Midfielder
17Joel Coustrain 16 Midfielder
23Callum McNamara Midfielder
44Jack Lynch Defender 49'
21Shane Cusack Goalkeeper
8Joe Collins Midfielder
11Alan Murphy 12 Midfielder
16William Armshaw 17 Midfielder 85'
18Edmond O’Dwyer Defender
19Adam Foley Forward
22Shane Lowth Midfielder
26Matthew McKevitt 9 Defender

Bray Wanderers

1Brian Maher Goalkeeper
3Dylan Barnett Defender
4Andrew Quinn Defender
5Aaron Barry Defender
6Conor Clifford Midfielder
7Ryan Graydon Forward
8Mark Byrne Midfielder 87'
9Joe Doyle 16 Forward
11Brandon Kavanagh Midfielder
14Richie O’Farrell 17 Midfielder
22Steven Kinsella 10 Forward
25Kian Clarke Goalkeeper
10Gary Shaw 22 Forward
12Dean O’Shea Defender
16Darren Craven 9 Midfielder
17Luka Lovic 14 Midfielder
23Glen Hollywood Midfielder
24Cian Maher Defender
30Jack Ross Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 1)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Treaty United


Jackman Park
Jackman Park, Limerick, V94 23T8, Ireland