Saturday 24 March 2018

Home comforts in Oscar Traynor Cup

THE TOSS of a coin has ensured that the Wexford Football League will have a home venue for their Oscar Traynor Cup quarter-final game.

After their final group game with South Tipperary fell foul of the weather and with both sides level on points, in the process having secured a spot in the knockout stages, they agreed on a toss of the coin to decide first and second group spots.

Wexford made the right call, leaving them with a home quarter-final against the Mayo League on February 27.

Manager, John Godkin, was delighted with the outcome, with the only drawback being that should they overcome their Mayo opponents they will face an away semi-final.

A further boost to Godkin is that regular 'keeper Lee Walker should be available for the game. Had their final group game with the Tipperary League gone ahead, Walker would have been forced to miss out with broken fingers.

But Godkin is confident that his 'keeper will have a number of league games under his belt in the lead-up to this crucial quarter-final game. 'Lee has just had the pins removed from his fingers. He has been training all along but has been unable to handle the ball. Now with the pins removed he should be back between the posts over the coming weeks,' he said.

'Hopefully we will avoid injuries during the club programme. We are also monitoring the Lee Chin situation. He's forcing his way back to fitness having received an ankle ligament injury. He should be okay.'

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