Brosnan leads Model rampage
Wexford 4-23 Wicklow 3-14
Wexford kept their promotion hopes on course with this comprehensive victory at Innovate Wexford Park.
Wexford blew away the Wicklow challenge in the second quarter, with Ben Brosnan (below), Donal Shanley and John Tubritt on fire in attack.
Having swept into a 0-7 to 0-2 lead inside 10 minutes, they allowed the Garden County back for a Marc Lennon 13th-minute goal, with the sides level 0-7 to 1-4 after 16 minutes.
Wexford outscored their visitors by 1-10 to 0-1 from there to the interval, with Tubritt firing home a superb goal, to take a 1-17 to 1-5 advantage into the break.
Wicklow, though, dominated on the resumption, pulling back goals through Paul Cunningham after 43 minutes and substitute Gary Allen nine minutes later, to reduce the deficit to three points, 1-20 to 3-11.
But it the home side regained the initiative.
They finished the game superbly, with two goals from Brosnan (one a penalty), and sub Ciaran Lyng as they cruised to a comfortable win.
Scorers - Wexford: B Brosnan 2-5 (1-0 pen), D Shanley 0-9 (8fs), J Tubritt 1-3, C Lyng 1-1, A Flynn 0-2, B Malone, K Butler, P J Banville 0-1 each. Wicklow: M Lennon 1-2, P Cunningham, G Allen 1-1 each, R Finn (1f), J McGrath (2fs) 0-2 each, D Healy, A McLoughlin, M Kenny, D Hayden, P O'Connor, P Byrne, 0-1 each.
WExford - A Masterson 7; R Vallejo 6, N Rossiter 7, J Wadding 7; B Malone 7, E Nolan 8, S Donohoe 8; C Kehoe 7, D Waters 7; A Flynn 7, B Brosnan 9, K Butler 7; D Shanley 8, M O'Regan 7, J Tubritt 8. Subs: PJ Banville 7 for Flynn (48), J Rossiter 7 for Vallejo (52), C Lyng 7 for O'Regan (58), T Rossiter 6 for Brosnan (60), S Byrne 6 for Waters (64), R Tierney 6 for N Rossiter (65).
Wicklow - M Carey 6; A Murphy 6, R O'Brien 5, E Murtagh 5; S Kelly , P McLoughlin 7, C Murphy 6; D Healy 7, A McLoughlin 7; D Hayden 6, J McGrath 7, M Kenny 6; P O'Connor 6, P Cunningham 7, M Lennon 7. Subs: R Finn 6 for O'Brien (28), K Murphy 7 for C Murphy (28), D Woods 6 for Finn(ht), G Allen 7 for Kenny (B.C. 37), J Crowe 7 for Murtagh (42), P Byrne 6 for Lennon (52), P McLoughlin (BC 57).
Ref - N Ward (Westmeath).