Sport Gaelic Football

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Waters sinks Sligo

WEXFORD 3-7
SLIGO 1-6

IT'S over two years since Wexford put back-to-back league victories together but they were always superior at Wexford Park yesterday.

Sligo only led once in this free-riddled game and that was after just two minutes when Martin Breheny pointed a free. Wexford then struck the front as Ciaran Lyng dispatched a penalty after Sligo's keeper Philip Greene was penalised for a foot-block.

Wexford, through the excellent play of midfielders Eric Bradley and Daithi Waters, maintained control into the breeze to lead 1-4 to 0-6 at the interval.

The hosts signalled their intent in the 53rd minute when Ciaran Lyng put Ben Brosnan through for a goal to give his side a 2-6 to 0-6 lead. Midfielder Daithi Waters also punched a 60th-minute goal. Alan Costello got the consolation for Sligo.

SCORERS -- Wexford: B Brosnan (0-1f), C Lyng (1-0 pen, 0-1f) 1-1 each, S Roche 0-4 (0-2f), D Waters 1-0, E Bradley 0-1. Sligo: M Breheny (0-3f), D Kelly (0-2f) 0-3 each, A Costello 1-0.

Wexford -- A Masterson; J Wadding, D Walsh, B Malone; N Murphy, D Murphy, A Doyle; E Bradley, D Waters; P Naughter, R Barry, A Flynn; C Lyng, S Roche, B Brosnan. Subs: C Byrne for Naughter(52); D Kehoe for Wadding (70).

Sligo -- P Greene; C Harrison, N McGuire, R Donovan; N Ewing, M Quinn, J Davey; E Mullen, T Taylor; A Costello, M Breheny, F Quinn; S Coren, D Kelly, S Davey. Subs: S Gilmartin for Mullen (32); G Gaughan for Breheny (47); S Stenson for Davey (59); K Cawley for Harrison (62).

Ref -- D Brazil (Offaly).

Irish Independent

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