Bohemians had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 0-0 draw against Bray Wanderers, despite creating a raft of chances to get the three points at Dalymount Park.
Bohs had the first chance when Ryan McEvoy hit the crossbar for Bohs in the first half.
Kevin Feely and Dave Mulcahy went close before Dinny Corcoran Corcoran hit the crossbar in the second half.
Keith Buckley had the best chance of the game for the Gypsies but somehow missed from three yards after Karl Moore’s cross.
The hosts had the first chance of the game after just six minutes when Ryan McEvoy fired his 20-yard strike off the crossbar with Darren Quigley well beaten.
The next chance saw Bohs threaten again, but Moore’s long-range effort didn’t trouble Quigley.
Bray should have taken the lead just after the half hour. Adam Hanlon got his cross from the right into the box, it dropped to Sean Houston after a mix-up between Bohs keeper Andy McNulty and defender Evan McMillan, but Kevin Feely got a vital block to keep the ball out.
Keith Ward was next to try his luck with a free-kick from the right. He fired his effort towards the near post but saw it hit the side-netting.
Moore was again involved before half-time when he dribbled past three Bray defenders but his cross was cleared. On the stroke of half-time, Roberto Lopes has the final chance for Bohs but he fired over after McEvoy’s corner.
Lee Dixon fired over the bar for Bray early in the second half before the home side should have taken the lead.
Ward whipped in the free-kick from the left was met by the head of centre-half Kevin Feely but he couldn’t get his free header on target.
The deadlock came closer to being broken minutes later. Dwayne Wilson crossed from the right for David Mulcahy who needed better contact to score, but a combination of goalkeeper and defender snuffed out the chance with Buckley looking to pounce on any loose ball.
Bohs somehow failed to take the lead with 20 minutes left. Dwayne Wilson fed Karl Moore on the left, he swung in a teasing cross to the back post but the inrushing Keith Buckley mishit his shot from three-yards and missed the target.
The hosts pushed for a goal soon after, and Darren Quigley needed two attempts to hold onto substitute Stephen Traynor’s swerving 25-yard effort.
The away side also keep pressure on Bohs, and had a chance with eleven minutes left. Adam Hanlon whipped in the free-kick but McNulty saved from Sean Houston’s header.
The woodwork came to Bray’s rescue with nine minutes remaining. Evan McMillan’s long ball sent Corcoran away and he lobbed the ball over the stranded Quigley, but the ball struck the top of the crossbar and stayed out.
The chances continued to come and Corcoran had another five minutes later but he couldn’t get enough contact from McEvoy’s cross to trouble the keeper.
Neither team could grab a winner in the dying minutes, and both will be content with a share of the spoils.
Bohemians: Andy McNulty; Derek Pender, (Dinny Corcoran, 67 mins) Evan McMillan, Kevin Feely, Roberto Lopes; Keith Buckley, David Mulcahy, Ryan McEvoy, Keith Ward (Stephen Traynor, 73), Karl Moore (Andy Mulligan, 88); Dwayne Wilson.
Bray Wanderers: Darren Quigley; Dane Massey, Danny O’Connor, Adam Mitchell Shane O’Connor; Adam Hanlon (Dean Marshall, 83 mins), Dean Zambra, Kevin O’Connor, Lee Dixon (Ishmahil Akinade, 71); Sean Houston (Jonathan Kelty, 88), Jason Byrne.