Karl Moore free-kick helps Bray Wanderers past leaders Dundalk

Daryl Horgan was also sent off in the closing stages

Bray Wanderers, Mark Salmon

Bray's Mark Salmon celebrates his goal ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Premier Division leaders Dundalk have suffered a setback as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Bray Wanderers.

Karl Moore's free-kick clinched victory for Bray against the Champions League playoff qualifiers, who had lost to Galway United last Friday. 

Daryl Horgan gave Dundalk an early lead after 11 minutes when he converted after Robbie Benson's shot was saved.

But the home side fought back before half-time when Mark Salmon equalised for Bray six minutes before the break.

With the scores locked at 1-1 heading into the final 10 minutes, it was Bray that hit the front as Moore's free-kick found its intended target for a 2-1 lead. 

And Dundalk's evening went from bad to worse as Horgan was sent off in the closing stages.

Dundalk's Daryl Horgan celebrates his goal ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Dundalk's Daryl Horgan celebrates his goal ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Dundalk's Daryl Horgan reacts to a missed chance ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson