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Thomas Morgan’s dramatic 104th minute equaliser snatched an SSE Airtricity First Division draw from the jaws of defeat for Bray. 
 
Amid awful weather conditions on Monday evening, the substitute popped up with the vital strike late on at the Carlisle Grounds. 
 
Fourth official Ian O’Keeffe put up 14 minutes of additional time after a series of delays in the second period. 
 
Skipper Kilian Cantwell lofted a hanging cross from the right towards the box. Shane Griffin got a glancing header. Sub Cole Omorehiomwan got a touch to divert the ball to Morgan 20-yards out. 
 
He side stepped a tackle to hit a left footed shot. It took a deflection off a defender with Jack Brady getting a hand to the ball as it found it’s way to the net. 
 
There was still time for the Wicklow team to nearly win the match. But Brady kept out sub Peter Grogan’s 106th minute drive. 
 
A large part of the stoppage time was accrued due to an injury to home goalkeeper home goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran who was hurt in the 56th minute. 
 
Adam Wixted broke from his own box as Wanderers had pushed players forward. Bearing in on goal, he chose to slip a pass inside to Bastien Hery. But the covering Shane Griffin got back to hack over the bar. 
 
However, Corcoran collided with team-mate Zach Nolan. 
 
It later transpired the netminder has suffered a dislocated shoulder when play resumed in the 66th minute with Stephen McGuinness taking over between the posts. 
 
There was a further delay from the 84th minute. 
 
After away defender Oisin Hand was booked, there was an off the ball incident. 
 
Players from both sides got involved – along with both benches. 
 
When ordered was restored, Bray’s Max Murphy and the visitors Francus Cambell both saw red from referee Mark Houlihan. 
 
There was three changes to the Green and White’s line-up who’d gone down 4-3 to Wexford last Friday. 
 
In came Paul Murphy, Guillermo Almirall, and Ben Feeney. 
 
Jamie Duggan came in onto the bench while Daniel Chukwu was included for the substitutes for the first time this season. 
 
After early Bray domination, the Midlanders took the lead against the run of play in the eighth minute. 
 
A pass was intercepted in midfielder. Ex-Seagull Wixted slipped Karl Chamber into the box off the left wing. His low finish went in off the far post. 
 
Bray Wanderers: James Corcoran (Stephen McGuinness 67); Max Murphy, Kilian Cantwell, Paul Murphy (Cole Omorehiomwan 83), Evan Osam (Kieran Cruise 59); Harry Groome; Callum Thompson, Guillermo Almirall (Peter Grogan 59), Zach Nolan; Shane Griffin; Ben Feeney (Thomas Morgan 59). 
 
Subs not used: Jamie Duggan, Daniel Chukwu, Alain Kizenga, Conor Knight. 
 
Booked: Cantwell 87. 
 
Sent off: Max Murphy 85. 
 
Longford Town: Jack Brady; Shane Elworthy, Jamie Egan, Oisin Hand, Kyle O’Connor; Conor Crowley, Bastien Hery; Luke Wade Slater, Adam Wixted (Francis Campbell 77), Karl Chambers (Dean O’Shea 54); Chris Lyons (Mohammed Boudiaf 77) (Callum Bonner (90 + 11). 
 
Subs not used: Ross Fay, Samuel Clarke, Jordan Tallon, Vasyl Tropanets, Jack McCarthy. 
 
Booked: Crowley 76, Boudiaf 82, Hand 87, O’Connor 87, Hery 90. 
 
Sent off: Campbell 85. 
 
Referee: Mark Houlihan. 
 
Pictures: David Fitzgerald. 
 
Mint + Man of the Match: Thomas Morgan. 
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25 March 2024; Kilian Cantwell of Bray Wanderers in action against Karl Chambers of Longford Town during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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25 March 2024; Adam Wixte of Longford Town in action against Callum Thompson of Bray Wanderers during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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25 March 2024; Peter Grogan of Bray Wanderers in action against Kyle O’Connor of Longford Town during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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25 March 2024; Players from both side’s tussle during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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25 March 2024; Bray Wanderers manager Ian Ryan during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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25 March 2024; Max Murphy of Bray Wanderers in action against Adam Wixte of Longford Town during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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25 March 2024; Kilian Cantwell of Bray Wanderers is tackled by Karl Chambers of Longford Town during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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25 March 2024; Dean OShea of Longford Town in action against Harry Groome of Bray Wanderers during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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25 March 2024; Callum Thompson of Bray Wanderers is tackled by Kyle O’Connor of Longford Town during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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25 March 2024; Players from both side’s tussle during the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division match between Bray Wanderers and Longford Town at Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Wicklow. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 
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