Wednesday 26 October 2016

Late scoring blitz secures semi-final slot for the Dubs

Dublin 3-8 Wexford 0-11

Published 18/05/2015 | 02:30

John Kindlon netted a goal as Dublin went on a late rampage to defeat Wexford
John Kindlon netted a goal as Dublin went on a late rampage to defeat Wexford

Despite a couple of scares, Dublin got two goals in the closing minutes to edge to victory over Wexford in this Leinster Minor Football Championship quarter-final game in Enniscorthy on Saturday.

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Dublin raced into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead inside seven minutes, the goal coming through Dillon Keating after three minutes.

The home side gradually worked their way back into the game and looked comfortable going in level, 1-4 to 0-7 at the interval.

They still led 0-11 to 1-7, with 12 minutes remaining.

Dublin sub John Kindlon then found the net, giving his side a slim lead.

Dublin's Keating added a 53rd-minute goal, while a late Conor Kavanagh point ensured the victory and place in the semi-final.

SCORERS - Dublin: D Keating 2-1, J Kindlon 1-0, P Small 0-2 (2f), T Fox, S Howard, 0-2 each, C Kavanagh 0-1. Wexford: M Dwyer 0-4, M Rossiter 0-3 (1f), T Cody, J Stafford, F Cooney, N Doyle 0-1 each.

Wexford - E Cummins; J Dunne, R Devereux, M O'Neill; J Sutton, S Doyle, T Cody; D Lyons, J Gardiner; J Stafford, M Dwyer, C Joyce; F Cooney, N Doyle, M Rossiter. Subs: C Kirwan for Lyons (28), S Barden for Sutton (36), S Casey for Gardiner (52), M O'Connor for O'Neill (54), T Bower for Joyce (59).

Dublin - E Comerford; J Holland, P O'Hanlon, G McNamara; C Kavanagh, B Howard, O Kelly; D McIlgorm, A Elliot; B Shovlin, S Howard, T Fox; P Small, C Howley, D Keating. Subs: C Pearson for Shovlin (ht), T O'Sullivan for Ellio (BC 40), J Kindlon for Howard (45), C Keely for Kindlon (BC 49), C Hulton for Fox (59).

Ref - C Dwyer (Offaly).

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