Saturday 20 October 2018

Bradley comes up trumps for Wexford with decisive strike

Wexford 1-9
Fermanagh 0-9

DESPITE failing to score for 20 minutes in the second half, Wexford eventually edged this error-ridden clash at Wexford Park.

Eric Bradley's goal four minutes from time was the vital score in a tight contest which had seen the sides level at 0-6 apiece at half-time.

Fermanagh missed a glorious chance on 39 minutes when Rory Gallagher's penalty was saved by Anthony Masterson. The first score of the second half didn't come until 55th minute, a Shane Roche free for Wexford, who shot two more points before Tommy McElroy and Matthew Keenan replied. Bradley's goal proved vital as James Sherry saw red for Fermanagh late on.

SCORERS -- Wexford: E Bradley 1-1, S Roche 0-4 (0-3f), A Doyle, R Barry, A Flynn, C Lyng (0-1 each). Fermanagh: R Gallagher

0-6f; T McElroy, M Keenan, R Keenan 0-1 each.

Wexford -- A Masterson; D Walsh, J Wadding, N Murphy; D Kehoe, D Murphy, A Doyle; E Bradley, C Byrne; C Deely, R Barry, A Flynn; C Lyng, P Naughter, S Roche. Subs: D Carter for Walsh (31 mins); B Doyle for Naughter (35); C Morris for Kehoe (47); K Kennedy for Bradley (67).

Fermanagh -- Ronan Gallagher; N Bogue, S Lyons, S Goan; B Mulrone, R McCluskey, T McElroy; J Sherry, M McGrath; C McElroy, M Keenan, C Flaherty; R Keenan, Rory Gallagher, E Maguire. Subs: D Keenan for Maguire (51); P Cosgrove for McGrath (52); R Jones for Flaherty (62).

Ref -- M Deegan (Laois).

Irish Independent

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