Bray came from two goals down at half-time to burst Shelbourne's Champions League bubble with a 2-2 draw.
A whirlwind start had appeared to have set up Pat Fenlon's men up for the perfect result ahead of their Champions League clash with Steaua Bucharest.
Two goals in the opening 11 minutes by captain Owen Heary and Glen Crowe had them cruising at the Carlisle Grounds.
But Wanderers battled back as Eamon Zayed showed why he is currently the top scorer in the Premier Division by taking his tally into double figures by making 2-1.
And veteran Colm Tresson snatched a point for the Wicklow outfit with an 81st minute equaliser.