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Date: 3 p.m. Oct. 9, 2011
Venue: Carlisle Grounds
Att: 3,500 (est)

Gary Dempsey 64' -
Scored: 64'


Scored: 7'
- Karl Sheppard 7'

Scored: 89'
- Karl Sheppard 89'

Live Updates for Bray Wanderers -v- Shamrock Rovers

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94'

FULL TIME!

That's it, it's full time here and Rovers escape with the three points by the hair on their chinny chin chin.

93'
Bray continue to press as Paterson wellies a clearance towards the railway tracks.

92'
Rovers can't hang on to possession. Clearances are being sliced and headers being missed. Less than two minutes to go now.

90'
There will be four added minutes here. The Rovers fans have had fresh life breathed into them but there will be many gutted fans of other clubs all across the country.

89'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Stephen Rice is on for Chris Turner.

89'

GOAL!

Ricketts lofts in a free from the left that Darren Quigley manages to grab. But it soon returns as Kilduff delivers a cross from the right which Karl Sheppard stoops to head home from eight yards.

87'
Mulroy almost plays Waters through for Bray but Richard BRush is out quickly to snuff out the danger.

85'
Kieran Waters finds himself in space at the edge of the Rovers box but he hits his effort wastefully high. That could have been lethal for Rovers.

84'

Yellow Card

Bray sub Kevin Knight is booked as he arrives late on Pat Sullivan.

83'
Ricketts shows great skill along the byline but he runs out of steam and goes down by degrees as the ball runs away from him. No foul there though and ref Dave McKeon gives a free out to Bray.

81'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Ciaran Kilduff comes on for Gary McCabe.

81'
Rovers still haven't got it together here. Despite McCabe's effort, which came out of nowhere, they just can't connect with each other.

78'
Oh boy!!! Gary McCabe hits a dipping volley from 35 yards that sails over Quigley only to bounce back off the upright. And Chris Turner is furious with himself as he sends a header over the Bray bar.

76'
Ricketts is making a difference for Rovers. He has shown good composure on the ball and nearly put Sheppard in at the back post there. For Bray, Danny O'Connor has dropped into central defence.

74'
Rovers sub Ricketts releases Twigg on the left and his low cross is turned behind by Dave Webster. The corner is defended by Bray.

72'
Bray look a lot more likely in this half and this is not just a case of seeing if Rovers can bag a winner. This could get worse yet for the Hoops.

71'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Rohan Ricketts replaces Billy Dennehy.

70'

Substitution

Bray Sub - Kevin Knight comes on for Shane O'Connor.

68'
Pressure from Rovers now but it's not convincing and an overhit cross-field ball from Turner drifts out of play.

66'
Bray create another chance as Waters and Zambra work well down the left. When Zambra crossed a half clearance came to Danny O'Connor about 15 yards out and his effort was deflected away.

64'

GOAL!

Bray are level!! Gary DEmpsey took a free kick wide on the left that drifted through the box, missing everyone, and tucking in at the far post. A bizarre goal but Rovers have it all to do again now.

62'

Yellow Card

Chris Turner is booked, harshly I think, after a coming together with Bray's Dean Zambra.

60'
Rovers might have broken there as Daire Doyle lost possession but Shane O'Connor was fouled in the process and it's a free out.

57'
McCabe wins a free on the right for Rovers though Dean Massey seems unconvinced that anything too serious occurred. But McCabe then delivers a shocking free that sails high over the entire area and out the far side. Kind of in keeping with the tone of the game.

55'
The pattern of the game hasn't changed, I'm afraid. There's plenty of effort being put in but there is very little good football on offer. Neither side can rise above the elements and it's all a bit like pinball.

52'
McCabe carries the ball down the left touhline and plays a little ball into Billy Dennehy. But his effort from the edge of the box doesn't trouble Quigley in the Bray goal.

50'
Dempsey bundles over Gary McCabe and Rovers have a free kick about 25 yards from goal in a central position. McCabe hits it but the ball deflects off the wall and out for a corner that fails to beat Dempsey at the near post.

46'

Substitution

Bray Sub - The home side have made one change at half time; Gary Shaw has come on for Conor Murphy.

46'

Second Half

Rovers get us underway at the start of the second half.

45'

Half Time

The whistle goes and Rovers lead at the break. We can only hope that the second half proves to be more entertaining. In fairness to the players, the wind isn't helping matters at all.

45'
Bray have won a free on the edge of the Rovers box... Gary Dempsey hits it off the wall and out for a corner. The Rovers fans want the whistle to go now.

45'
There will be two minutes added at the end of what has so far been a very poor game.

43'
Pat Sullivan tries his luck with a free kick from 25 yards, but with the wind wipping around as it is he was never going to be able to keep it on target... and he didn't.

41'

Yellow Card

Bray's Gary Dempsey is booked for what was very nearly, but not quite, a two footed tackle on Chris Turner.

35'

Substitution

Bray Sub - Dave Webster comes on to replace Chris Shields.

35'
McCabe drifts an excellent cross in from the right and Gary Twigg judges his run perfectly. But his header arrows narrowly over the bray crossbar.

31'
This isn't a great game to be honest,. It's very scrappy and, while not much is happening, anything could happen. A key mistake feels just moments away.

27'
Sullivan chips through for Twigg whose flicked header almost finds Karl Sheppard on arun into the box. But the ball doesn't quite fall for him and the chance is gone.

26'
Karl Sheppard beats Chris Shields on the turn and gets away down the right for Rovers. But Shane O'Connor gets across well to concede a corner... which comes to nothing.

23'
A McCabe cross from the right is headed out the far side where Paterson sends the ball back in for Sheppard to hook the ball well over the Bray bar.

20'
Chris Shields slides in to block a thunderbolt from Finn and the sound of the impact echos all the way up to the Wicklow mountains. Rovers are still on top here but Bray are showing occasional signs of ambition too.

19'
Finn and Turner combine to set up Gary McCabe for a shot, but his effort from distance fails to trouble Quigley in the Bray goal.

17'
Conor Murphy is all on his own up front for Bray and he looks swamped by the Rovers defence whenever a ball comes his way.

10'
It should be said that Pat Sullivan pulled out a superb cross in the build up to the goal. Dane Massey will have his hands full this afternoon.

8'
That's an early blow for Bray... and Sligo and Derry. For those who care about these things Bray have Kieran Waters wide on the left with John Mulroy on the right. Dean Zambra is playing in centre mid ahead of Danny O'Connor and Gary Dempsey.

7'

GOAL!

Sullivan crosses from the right and Chris Turner's header was parried onto the bar only for Karl Sheppard to bury the rebound. Rovers lead!

4'
Waters gets down the left for Bray and there is a big shout from Richard Brush as he claims the deflected cross.

2'
Craig Sives stands off Kieran Waters and the Bray wide man wins a corner. Chris Turner goes down hurt as the corner is cleared and we will have a short delay here while the midfielder recieves attention.

2'
Some early pressure from Rovers but Dane Massey clears.

1'

GAME ON!

Game on in Wicklow. bray get us underway and the sun has just come out to play.

0'
The game has settled a bit here. Rovers are still on top but the blustery conditions are making things a little bit unpredictable. Jim Paterson has just played Karl Sheppard through but Stephen Quigley was quick off his line to claim at the edge of his box.

0'
Here come the teams and there's a bit of a buzz around the Carlisle Grounds. It's very blustery here today so we'll have to see how that affects the game.

0'
Just 15 minutes until kick-off here and the awat terrace is filling up rapidly. There should be a decent attendance figure for today's game.

0'
There's been a last minute change to the Rovers bench as Ken Oman replaces Gary O'Neill.

0'
The teams are in and I'm guessing that Pat DEvlin will start Chris Shields at centre back in place of the suspended Adam Mitchell. Conor Murphy also starts fro the sea-siders with Shane O'Neill making do with a spot on the bench.

0'
Hello world! We're all set up here at the Carlisle Grounds and we'll be bringing you all the details from the crucial clash between Bray Wanderers and Shamrock Rovers. Derry fans will be looking for the perfect weekend and for both of their rivals to lose while Sligo fans will be hoping Pat Devlin's men can do them a huge favour and keep them top of the table tonight.



Photo Gallery for Bray Wanderers -v- Shamrock Rovers



Bray Wanderers
Darren Quigley
Goalkeeper
Chris Shields
Defender
Shane O'Connor
Defender
Dane Massey
Defender
Daire Doyle
Defender
Kieran 'Marty' Waters
Midfielder
Danny O'Connor
Midfielder
Gary Dempsey
41Booked: 41'
64Scored: 64'
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
Midfielder
Conor Murphy
Forward
John Mulroy
Forward

Substitutes
Gary Shaw
Forward
Shane O'Neill
Forward
Danny McGuinness
Forward
Kevin Knight
84Booked: 84'
Defender
Graham Kelly
Midfield
Brian Kane
Goalkeeper
David Webster
Defender
Shamrock Rovers
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Pat Sullivan
Defender
Craig Sives
Defender
Jim Paterson
Defender
Dan Murray
Defender
Chris Turner
Midfielder
62Booked: 62'
Gary McCabe
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Gary Twigg
Forward
Karl Sheppard
Forward
7Scored: 7'
89Scored: 89'

Substitutes
Ryan Thompson
Goalkeeper
Rohan Ricketts
Midfield
Stephen Rice
Midfield
Ken Oman
Defender
Stephen O'Donnell
Midfield
Conor McCormack
Midfield
CiarĂ¡n Kilduff
Forward