Thursday 21 September 2017

Doyle outstanding as Wexford target promotion

Wexford 1-12 Offaly 0-11

A Blistering start set up a crucial victory in Tullamore as Wexford stayed firmly on course for promotion.

The visitors scored seven points before Offaly got their first on 27 minutes; the Model county led by 0-8 to 0-2 at the break.

Three unanswered points had the deficit back to five after 14 minutes of the second half before Rory Quinlan's goal gave Wexford breathing space. A fine point from the outstanding Aindreas Doyle made absolutely sure.

Man of the match -- Aindreas Doyle (Wexford).

SCORERS - Wexford: B Brosnan 0-4 (2f), R Quinlan 1-0, A Doyle 0-3, C Lyng 0-2 (1f , 1 '45'), B Malone, S O'Neill and S Roche 0-1 each. Offaly: N McNamee 0-7 (3f, 1 '45'), B Allen 0-3 (3f), J Reynolds 0-1.

WEXFORD -- A Masterson 8; J Wadding 7, G Molloy 6, N Murphy 6; B Malone 7, D Murphy 8, A Doyle 8; R Quinlan 7, D Waters 7; S O'Neill 6, R Barry 6, G Sunderland 6; C Lyng 7, S Roche 6, B Brosnan 8. Subs: C Morris 6 for Sunderland (47), S McLoughlin 6 for Roche (65).

OFFALY -- A Mulhall 8; B Darby 6, S Brady 7, S Pender 6; J Keane 6, J Quinn 6, S Lonergan 7; R Dalton 6, J Coughlan 6; G Guilfoyle 6, C McManus 7, N Smith 6; B Allen 7, D Egan 6, N McNamee 7. Subs: K Casey 6 for Egan (22), S Sullivan 6 for Quinn (27), T Deehan 6 for Coughlan (h-t), S Ryan 6 for Keane (57), J Reynolds 6 for Guilfoyle (62).

REF -- D Fahy (Longford).

Irish Independent

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