Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 19, 2011
Venue: Oriel Park
Att: 1,045

Mark Quigley 14' -
Peno Scored: 14'


Mark Quigley 53' -
Scored: 53'


Scored: 45'
- Danny O'Connor 45'

Scored: 52'
- Dean Zambra 52'


Dundalk -v- Bray Wanderers

Thu, Aug 18 2011

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Dundalk welcome Bray Wanderers to Oriel park on Friday evening, with both sides looking to mount a late surge up the Premier Division standings. (Kick off, 7.45pm)

Dundalk begin the match in sixth position, two points ahead of the Seagulls with a game more played. They also have had the better of the two previous meetings between the sides this season; taking four points from the six available. The clubs played out a 0-0 draw at Oriel Park in April; while a Mark Quigley hat-trick helped Dundalk to an emphatic 5-1 win at the Carlisle Grounds back in June.

This match will mark goalkeeper Peter Cherrie’s 75th league appearance for the Louth outfit. However, the Lilywhites will be without the injured trio of Eoghan Osborne (fractured tibia), Stephen McDonnell (knee) and Colin Hawkins (hamstring) for the match. Defender Nathan Murphy is also a doubt.

Dundalk manager Ian Foster was cautious despite their recent good record against their opponents:  “We managed to beat Bray comfortably in the last game but that means nothing going into this Friday,” he said.

Turning his attention to the remaining ten games of the league season, Foster said: “It’s all to play for. There are going to be a lot of ups and downs between now and the end of the season. Hopefully, more ups. But one thing that my players are is totally committed, and they’ll give it everything they’ve got in the remaining games of the season.”

Bray Wanderers come into the match with confidence, on the back of a convincing 4-0 home victory over basement side Galway United last Friday, and have only lost twice on the road all season. Skipper Gary Dempsey and Kieran Marty Waters are rated as doubtful for the visitors with back and groin strains respectively.

Bray’s Director of Football, Pat Devlin was hopeful of his side’s chances of taking something away from Oriel Park: "It will be a tough assignment against Dundalk, they gave us a bit of a hiding the last time we met, but we have a good record in Oriel Park and we hope to keep that going.”

He also said his team needed to push on and accumulate as many points as possible from the league run-in following their win last week, which was their first win in three attempts.

Dundalk
Injured: Eoghan Osborne (fractured tibia), Stephen McDonnell (knee), Colin Hawkins (hamstring).
Doubtful: Nathan Murphy (toe).
Suspended: None.

Bray Wanderers
Injured: None.
Doubtful: Gary Dempsey (back), Kieran Marty Waters (groin).
Suspended: None.

Referee: Dave McKeon.
Paddy Power Odds: Dundalk 8/11, Draw 5/2, Bray Wanderers 7/2.
Extratime prediction: Dundalk 2-1 Bray Wanderers.


Dundalk
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Colin Hawkins
Defender
Simon Madden
Defender
Carl McHugh
Defender
Nathan Murphy
Defender
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Daniel Kearns
Midfielder
Stephen Maher
Midfielder
Mark Quigley
14Peno: 14'
53Scored: 53'
Midfielder
Ross Gaynor
Forward
Marc Griffin
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Bennett
Midfield
Johnny Breen
Forward
Jason Byrne
Forward
Philip Duffy
Midfield
Paul Murphy
Goalkeeper
Keith Ward
Midfield
Bray Wanderers
Darren Quigley
Goalkeeper
Sean Houston
Defender
Adam Mitchell
Defender
Shane O'Connor
Defender
13Booked: 13'
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Daire Doyle
Midfielder
Danny O'Connor
Midfielder
45Scored: 45'
Chris Shields
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
Midfielder
52Scored: 52'
Jake Kelly
Forward
Conor Murphy
Forward
38Booked: 38'

Substitutes
Brian Kane
Goalkeeper
Kevin Knight
Defender
Dane Massey
Defender
Danny McGuinness
Forward
John Mulroy
Forward
Shane O'Neill
Forward
David Webster
Defender