Rovers vs Bray - H2H
Rovers 0-0 Bray
Premier Division - Showgrounds
Rovers were unlucky not to take all three points from this one as Harry Kenny's Wanderers picked up a vital point on the road. Both sides created goal-scoring chances throughout but failed to capitalise.
The game heralded a landmark for Rovers keeper Micheál Schlingermann who made his 150th career appearance on the day. He marked the occasion by pulling off a great stop to deny Dylan Connolly early on.
The closest Rovers came to scoring in the opening 45 was when Jimmy Keohane miss-judged the flight of John Russell's chipped cross from the end-line three minutes later. His header floating wide of Peter Cherrie's goalmouth.
Keohane and Liam Martin both had chances while Schlingermann continued to take the plaudits with a great save from Connolly once again close to the end of the tie.
Rovers 3-2 Bray
Premier Division - Showgrounds
Goals from Dinny Corcoran, Sander Puri and Morten Nielsen saw Rovers beat the Seagulls 3-2 in this pulsating league clash.
Wanderers took the lead on 27 through Ryan McEvoy but Rovers immediately pegged Bray back courtesy of Corcoran's strike. Puri put Rovers into a 2-1 lead early in the second half before Nielsen doubled their lead on 64. Bray didn't make things easy for Micky Adams' team however as substitute Dave Scully netted two minutes into injury time at the end of the game.
The Bit O'Red's win saw them earn vital points in the race to stay in the top division.
Bray 2-3 Rovers
Premier Division - Carlisle Grounds
Dean Marshall was Rovers' hero on the night as he grabbed a 92nd minute winner for the Bit O'Red following a titanic battle at the Carlisle Grounds.
Shane O'Neill had initially given the Wicklow men the lead on 18 but Conor O'Grady restored parity before the break, getting to a Gary McCabe assist. McCabe was again to the fore against his then former team when he teed up Padraig Amond to give Sligo the lead.
Bray fought their way back into this one and eventually leveled proceedings when referee Dave McKeon pointed to the spot after Pablo Rodriguez was felled in the area on 90 minutes. The awarding of this penalty was somewhat dubious, but Kelly made no mistake from 12 yards.
Paul Cook's team were not to be denied the full points however. Marshall struck deep into injury time much to the delight of the travelling reds to see Rovers take a famous 3-2 win.
Played for both -
Expected to line out for Bray in Saturday's tie, Gary spent one successful season at Sligo Rovers in 2010. He played a vital role in the capture of that year's FAI Cup and EA Sports Cup. McCabe played 43 times in all competitions that year, scoring four.
He moved to Shamrock Rovers the following season, spending five season with Shams. He returned to Wicklow last pre-season.
An experienced defender, Tim joined Rovers from Shamrock Rovers on loan mid-way through the 2015 season. He re-signed ahead of the 2016 season but moved on to Bray in July that year. The Trim man played 16 times in red, scoring once.
A legend at both the Showgrounds and the Carlisle, Wes signed for Rovers in 1998 and spent three seasons in Sligo. A St Vincent's and Grenadines internationals, Wes went on to represent his country 100 times, scoring four goals.
Charles made 71 appearances in a Rovers shirt before moving on to Bray in 2001 where he spent six years. He has also lined out for Galway United, Salthill Devon, Vancouver Whitecaps and Manchester United's current Europa League opponents, Russian side FC Rostov.