Playoff
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28, 2013
Venue: Carlisle Grounds
Att: 900 (est)
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Jason Byrne 8' -
Scored: 8'


Jason Byrne 31' -
Scored: 31'


Scored: 61'
- Dean Ebbe 61'

Scored: 83'
- David O'Sullivan 83'


Bray Wanderers -v- Longford Town

Mon, Oct 28 2013

BRAY WANDERERS

After suffering defeat on Friday night Bray Wanderers now must contest a play off which, over the course of two games, will decide if the Seagulls will play their football in the Premier Division or the First Division in 2014. Kick Off in the Carlisle Grounds is 7.45pm.

 

Director of Football Pat Devlin spoke after Friday night's disappointing result which allowed UCD and Bohs to live to fight another year in the Premier Division of Irish football.

 

"We played very well for the first half hour or so and once again didn't take our chances and after that our play fizzled out."

 

Pat Devlin received another blow with the news that Danny O'Connor is set to miss tonight's game although the Seaside club will have an otherwise fully fit squad.

 

Sean Hurley, Sean Noble, Michael Brown and Adam Cox have all been added to the squad for this massive game as Devlin does have concern over some knocks suffered on Friday night.

 

LONGFORD TOWN

Longford will travel to County Wicklow in buoyant mood after recording a penalty shootout victory over Mervue United on Friday night. The Town witnessed one of their biggest crowd of the season as 999 people flocked to the City Calling Stadium to see this memorable game.

 

A win over the two legs and the subsequent promotion back to the big time would surely mean a big financial increase in the budget for Longford. Longford will be without Corrie Treacy for both of the legs after he was handed an additional two game ban by the FAI. No other team news has been made available by Longford Town at this time.

 

The man that will have been giving Pat Devlin nightmares since Friday night will be Longford's David O'Sullivan who is wanted by a number of Premier Division clubs. It would be hard to imagine O'Sullivan staying a Longford player even if he does help the Town get promoted.

 

Longford were top of the league for most of the first half of the season before they suffered a major midseason slump before regaining the form necessary to guide them into the play offs.

 

Referee: Unknown

 

 

MATCH FACTS

These teams have played each other 27 times in their histories with Bray coming out victorious 44.4% of the time, Longford on the other hand have a 29.6% winning rate while a draw has been the outcome on 7 occasions.

 

The last time these two sides took on each other was back in 2009 in the FAI Cup when Bray came out on the right side of a 2-1 score line. The last league game between these sides was even further back in 2007 when it was Longford that emerged the victors winning 1-0.

 

David O'Sullivan won the First Division golden boot award after notching up a tally of 21 goals during the First Division season while he also managed to convert on three occasions in the play off second leg including one spot kick during the penalty shootout.

 

 

BETTING

Bray Wanderers 4/5 Draw 9/4 Longford Town 3/1

 

PREDICTION

Going to go against the Bookies and predict a Longford victory as Tony Cousins men will still be on a high after Friday night's victory.

 

 

Bray Wanderers

Injured: Danny O'Connor
Doubtful: None
Suspended: None

 

Longford Town

Injured: Unavailable
Doubtful: Unavailable
Suspended: Corrie Treacy (for both legs)

 


Bray Wanderers
Darren Quigley
Goalkeeper
David Webster
Defender
Shane O'Connor
Defender
Daire Doyle
Defender
Dean Zambra
38'
38Subbed Off: 38'
Defender
Marty Waters
Midfielder
Kevin O'Connor
71Booked: 71'
Midfielder
Kevin Maher
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Midfielder
Gary Dempsey
Midfielder
Jason Byrne
8Scored: 8'
31Scored: 31'
Forward
Ismahil Akinade
Forward

Substitutes
Shane Redmond
Goalkeeper
John Mulroy
71'
71Subbed On: 71'
Forward
Adam Mitchell
Defender
Kevin Knight
Defender
Eoin Hyland
Defender
Conor Earley
38'
38Subbed On: 38'
Midfield
Ryan Coombes
Midfield
Longford Town
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Keith Quinn
Defender
Des Hope
Defender 7'
7Subbed Off: 7'
Noel Haverty
Defender
Chris Deans
Defender
52Booked: 52'
Daniel Purdy
Midfielder
Rhys Gorman
Midfielder
Dean Ebbe
Midfielder
56Booked: 56'
61Scored: 61'
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Ryan Connolly
Midfielder
Gary Shaw
Forward 32'
32Subbed Off: 32'
David O'Sullivan
Forward
83Scored: 83'

Substitutes
David O'Neill
Midfield
Josh O'Hanlon
Forward
32Subbed On: 32'
32'
Glen O'Connor
Defender
Derek O'Brien
Midfield
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
Brian McCarthy
Defender
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Gavin Doyle
Forward
7Subbed On: 7'
7'