Wednesday 7 December 2016

The game at a glance

Published 30/05/2011 | 05:00

Man of the match: Ben Brosnan (Wexford):Championship debut to remember for Brosnan, who finished with seven points and was a constant threat throughout.

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Turning point

In the 50th minute, Wexford 'keeper Anthony Masterson saved a one-on-one with Niall McNamee and Wexford went up the other end and scored.

Talking point

Offaly's finishing in front of goal was woeful. The Faithful forwards had four clear goal chances and took none.

Ref watch

Padraig O'Sullivan had a good game, despite turning down a decent penalty call from McNamee in the second half.

What they said

Tom Cribbin (Offaly manager):

"All the teams in our side of the draw saw a chance of a Leinster final. But when we didn't take the chances instead of keeping going, we fell apart."

Jason Ryan (Wexford manager):

"Goal chances scored and goal chances not scored was the story of the game."

Match stats

Wides: Wexford 9 (3); Offaly 8 (5)

Frees: Wexford 24 (12); Offaly 23 (14)

Yellow cards: Wexford 2 (Murphy, Waters) Offaly 1 (McManus)

Attendance: 2,900

What next?

Wexford play Westmeath in the Leinster SFC quarter-final on June 12. Offaly go into qualifiers on June 25.

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