Bolger seals points for Saints
St Patrick's Athletic 1 Bray Wanderers 0
Published 15/08/2015 | 02:30
St Patrick's Athletic recorded their ninth successive league win when defeating Bray Wanderers in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at Richmond Park last night.
The positive form of both sides entering the clash was reflected in a lively opening that saw Ryan McEvoy fire an audacious attempt from 30 yards that Brendan Clarke was relieved to see veer wide of his right-hand upright.
Both Christopher Forrester and Aaron Greene fired over for St Pat's, before Peter Cherrie produced a superb fingertip save to parry Conan Byrne's rising effort onto the crossbar in the 20th minute.
The breakthrough arrived in added time as Greg Bolger timed his run to perfection to leave Cherrie helpless from 10 yards after fine play by James Chambers.
Bray created the clearer chances after the restart, with David Scully and Graham Kelly being denied by Shane McEleney and Jason McGuinness respectively.
David Cassidy was desperately unlucky to strike the home crossbar in injury- time.
St Patrick's Athletic - Clarke; McEleney, McGuinness, Desmond, Greene; Byrne, Bolger, Chambers, Brennan, Forrester; McGrath (Langley 87).
Bray Wanderers - Cherrie; Douglas, McNally, Cooney, Barker; Wixted (McDonagh 60), Kelly, Sullivan, McEvoy, Cassidy; Scully (Lyons 73) .
ref - Padraigh Sutton (Clare).