Longford Town 1 Bray Wanderers 2

Bray Wanderers came from behind to inflict their second league defeat of the season on Longford Town in City Calling Stadium writes Deniese O’Flaherty.

Town finished the game with nine men after Karl Chambers was sent off in the second half and Anto Breslin near the end.

Town opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Dean Byrne capitalised on a poor back pass by Luka Lovic and found the back of the net.

Bray came close to drawing level in the 12th minute, Dean Williams heading over. In the 32nd minute Town were reduced to 10 men when Karl Chambers was sent off for a second yellow card.

Jack Doherty created a chance in three minutes before the break, but he shot straight at Bray keeper Adam Hayden.

The sides went in level at the break with John Martin equalising three minutes into first half injury time.

Dylan McGlade brought a fine save out of Lee Steacy in the 51st minute while Town had chances but failed to make Hayden work.

Town’s best chance of the half fell to Peter Hopkins in three minutes before the end after charging down Hayden’s kick, his shot hit the side of the net.

Referee David Dunne awarded Bray a penalty a minute later with Anto Breslin shown a red card for remonstrating with the referee.

Dean Williams put away the spot-kick to help Bray claim all three points.

Longford Town: Steacy, Elworthy, McDonnell, Kenna, Breslin, Zambra, Grimes (Evans 71), Chambers, Doherty, Byrne, Boyd (Hopkins 63)

Bray Wanderers: Hayden, Douglas, Gibbons (Ellis HT), Cantwell, Barnett, Lovic (Doyle 78), Martin, Keegan (Gannon 40), Daly, McGlade, Williams

Referee: D Dunne (Scotland)