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Referee Paul Tuite shows red to Ken Oman,  St Patrick's Athletic. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Referee Paul Tuite shows red to Ken Oman, St Patrick's Athletic. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

St Patrick's Athletic goalkeeper Brendan Clarke is beaten from the penalty spot by Jake Kelly, Bray Wanderers. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

St Patrick's Athletic goalkeeper Brendan Clarke is beaten from the penalty spot by Jake Kelly, Bray Wanderers. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Keith Fahey, St Patrick's Athletic, shoots to score his side's second goal. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Keith Fahey, St Patrick's Athletic, shoots to score his side's second goal. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Killian Brennan beats Wanderers' David Cassidy to the ball. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Killian Brennan beats Wanderers' David Cassidy to the ball. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Saints' Conan Byrne celebrates after scoring his side's third goal with team-mate Keith Fahey. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Saints' Conan Byrne celebrates after scoring his side's third goal with team-mate Keith Fahey. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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Referee Paul Tuite shows red to Ken Oman, St Patrick's Athletic. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Three goals in a sensational ten-minute spell saw Premier Division champions St Patrick's Athletic heap more misery on struggling Bray at the Carlisle Grounds.

Down to ten men, the Saints turned the game around when Keith Fahey's curling 53rd-minute cross deceived everybody to put them ahead. Seconds later, the ex-Ireland man teed up Conan Byrne to score.

Byrne's cross resulted in a fourth on 62 minutes as the ball looped beyond a stranded Stephen McGuinness.

The Wicklow club had taken a 13th-minute lead when Ken Oman fouled Dave Cassidy. Referee Paul Tuite sent off the defender, with former Saint Jake Kelly converting the spot-kick.

St Pats drew level in the 37th minute when Chris Forrester's effort hit the bar and post. Tuite consulted with his assistant before awarding the goal.

Bray grabbed a late consolation when Adam Hanlon headed in Graham Kelly's corner.

BRAY WandererS - McGuinness; Cooney, Webster, Mitchell, Gorman; Zambra, Graham Kelly; Hanlon, Cassidy (O'Neill 77), Jake Kelly; Akinade (Scully 70).

ST PATrick'S ATHletic: Clarke; O'Brien, Oman, Hoare, Greene; Bolger; Byrne, Fahey (Chambers 78), Brennan, Forrester (Fitzgerald 90 + 1); Fagan (Quigley 70).

REF - P Tuite (Dublin)

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