Friday 27 April 2018

Wexford handed tough test against AUL in Traynor semi

SO MUCH for an easy passage - Wexford Football League have been drawn against AUL in the semi-final of the Oscar Traynor Trophy.

Having taken extra-time and penalties to see off the Carlow Football League in the quarter-final, Wexford must travel away for their semi-final, with the game scheduled for Sunday, February 26, at the AUL complex in Clonshaugh in north Dublin.

Now manager John Godkin will be keeping his fingers crossed that his players come through a full weekend of fixtures unscathed, leaving him with a full panel to choose from for this important encounter.

Wexford soccer is on a high at the moment, with North End winning their way through to the final 16 of the Leinster Junior Cup when a superb Jason Murphy 25-metre strike helped them to see off St. Paul's from Artane at Belvedere on Sunday afternoon last. They will now be away to Willow Park from Athlone who beat the other Wexford contenders, Moyne Rangers, on penalties on Sunday last.

Meanwhile, Killenagh Wanderers are through to the Junior Shield semi-final after a 1-0 win over Enfield Celtic.

Bunclody came to their rescue by sportingly allowing them use of their pitch, as Killenagh's grounds were unplayable.