Delaney heads home
Bray could be under pressure in their attempt to retain a playoff place after a dreary loss in the Carlisle Grounds tonight.
A blank score-sheet in the first half was marked by good defence on the part of the visitors, and poor finishing by the Seagulls.
Athlone won a half corner in what was effectively the first action of the second half.
Scott Delaney, who had not been prominent in the first period, provided a superb header from Kurtis Byrne's flag-kick to give the Town the lead.
And Bray's efforts to craft an equaliser ran into trouble with the visitors intercepting ball after ball, while the last quarter hour saw a series of Bray attacks blunted by the concession of easy fouls in the final third.
Full report to follow
Bray Wanderers: 1 Brian Maher; 8 Mark Byrne, 4 Andrew Quinn, 15 Daniel Jones, 3 Dylan Barnett; 6 Conor Clifford (c) ; 16 Darren Craven, 14 Richie O'Farrell, 28 Sam Verdon, 11 Brandon Kavanagh; 9 Joe Doyle