Douglas sees red in drab deadlock
UCD and Bray Wanderers had to content themselves with a share of the spoils in a disappointing match at the Belfield Bowl.
The Students should have opened the scoring in the eighth minute but Samir Belhout failed to match the quality of Robbie Creevy's through ball as he scuffed his shot wide from 12 yards.
Wanderers improved as the first half evolved and Davis Cassidy was inches away from breaking the deadlock in the 34th minute.
Both sides had promising set-piece opportunities bvefore the break but, in keeping with the overall theme, neither outfit were able to capitalise.
Hugh Douglas and Adam Hanlon both should have done better when presented with aerial chances in the early stages of the second half.
The visitors introduced Jake Kelly with ten minutes remaining and the former St Patrick's Athletic player almost made an instant impact with a fierce drive in the 81st minute that O'Donnell diverted away to safety.
Douglas' dismissal in injury-time led to the final chance of the match as Hanlon's low drive was gathered by O'Donnell to ensure a share of the spoils.
UCD – O'Donnell; Matthews, Douglas, Kavanagh (Ryan 54), Langtry; Barker, Benson (Morrison 79), McCabe, Creevy, Mulhall; Belhout.
Bray Wanderers – McGuinness; McGill, Cooney, Webster, Moloney; Hanlon, Zambra, Cassidy, G Kelly, McGlynn (J Kelly 79); Byrne (Akinade 62).
REF – Rob Rogers (Dublin).