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A Dermot Flood goal was enough for Wexford to record their first victory under David Power, seeing off a stiff challenge from Carlow IT.

A Dermot Flood goal was enough for Wexford to record their first victory under David Power, seeing off a stiff challenge from Carlow IT.

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A Dermot Flood goal was enough for Wexford to record their first victory under David Power, seeing off a stiff challenge from Carlow IT.

WEXFORD recorded their first victory under manager David Power seeing off a stiff Carlow IT challenge.

Wexford dominated the opening quarter to lead 1-4 to 0-0, their goal a 13th minute effort which was well taken by Dermot Flood.

Carlow IT had to wait until the 22nd minute to score - a Barry McHugh pointed free - and with Tom Nolan and Liam Boland kicking points to cut the deficit, Wexford led 1-5 to 0-4 at the interval.

Carlow IT opened with two Tom Sheils' points to reduce the gap to two but Wexford regained the initiative as Kevin O'Grady and Dermot Flood hit points.

Wexford controlled the closing 15 minutes with points from Kevin O'Grady, Kevin Rowe and Declan Murphy to build a 1-12 to 0-7 lead. Tom Sheils and Liam Boland scored late for Carlow but Wexford took the two points.

Scorers -Wexford: D Flood 1-2; B Brosnan 0-4; N Hughes, D Murphy 0-2 each; B Brosnan (f), K Rowe, K O'Connor 0-1 each. Carlow IT - L Boland 0-4, (3fs); T Nolan 0-3; , B McHugh (1f), 1, 45; T Sheils 0-2 each; B Murphy, A Forde 0-1 each.

Wexford: S Roche; J Rossiter,J Breen, K Day; D Larkin, R Tierney, R Barron; G Carty, C Kehoe; K O'Grady , B Brosnan, N Hughes; D Flood, K Rowe, K O'Connor. Subs: S Donbohoe for Larkin; D Murphy for Hughes; P Byrne for Barron; M Furlong for Rossiter.

Carlow IT: S Murphy; J Hendy, C Lawlor, D Smyth; C Ward, W Young, E Lynch; B Murphy, T Nolan; A Dever, A Forde; B McHugh, L Boland, C Healy. Subs: T Sheils for Ryan; I Ilunga for Smyth; T O'Connell for Forde; G Haran for Healy.

Ref: G McCormack (Dublin).

Irish Independent