Both teams were looking for three points coming into this game but in the end,both Bray and ourselves had to settle for a point each. On a crisp, cool evening the chances were few and far between. The second half though saw Bray go one up thanks to Dean Kelly who plied his trade with us for part of last season and then Davy O'Sullivan was in the right place at the right time with the most bizarre of equalisers. Once again, it was the man in the middle who was a talking point with Kevin O'Connor seeing red. I wonder if his brother, watching from the stand, agreed with the ref. It was our second red card at home in two games.
Before kick off, well known Town supporter Raymond Grehan made a presentation on behalf of the Supporters' Club to our former captain and current Bray player, Mark Salmon. The bearded Mark was clearly both surprised and chuffed with being remembered. Later when he came on as a sub, Section O unfolded a Thank You card written on a sheet. We must be the nicest club in the world, never mind Ireland !
Cork City weren't so generous to us last Monday night week when we went down to a heavy defeat. A local paper had a photo of a tired looking Pat Flynn alongside its online match report but that pic was taken in the City Calling Stadium and did not reflect Flynn's demeanour post Cork. But anyway, Cork have serious intent on their minds this season and even the once mighty Dundalk have failed to score against them in two games, losing both. Among the Cork based Longford exiles spotted at the game were Mick Mallon, Killoe and Brian Donlon, son of the late John. Fair play though to the 15 or so die hard supporters who made the long trip south on a Monday night. Travelling by motorway from Portlaoise meant being back in Longford at 2.30 am which, all things considered isn't too bad.
CAR BOOT SALE
Our first Car Boot Sale isn't long over when an other one comes along. Don't forget our second one is this Easter Monday bank holiday at the City Calling Stadium from early till 3pm. And once again, we ask for a few more volunteers to give a hand. Give Liam Healion a shout, especially if you can offer assistance in the morning. We also need some help with the tidy up afterwards.
March 26th at 7.30 pm and we play recently promoted Finn Harps at Finn Park. It's always a difficult venue to get a result and so far this season, all visiting teams can confirm that. They had over 4,000 for their first game against Derry City and came away with three valuable points. With our squad now resembling an army at war with the growing number of injuries and players unavailable, this is going to be a particularly stern test. Expect no prisoners.