Thursday 22 August 2019

Forde gives Wexford vital edge

Wexford 1-14 Wicklow 2-7

Wicklow finished strongly with two goals in additional time as they were left to rue two missed goal chances in the closing 10 minutes. (stock photo)
Wicklow finished strongly with two goals in additional time as they were left to rue two missed goal chances in the closing 10 minutes. (stock photo)

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It was by no means exciting but Wexford gave football in the county a much-needed boost as they fashioned out a four-point victory.

After a rather lethargic start, Eoin Darcy and Seán Nolan exchanged opening points after which Wexford created a gap as Jamie Myler, Eoin Minogue and Michael Molloy added further points. While it was Wicklow who were seen to squander possession, it was the home side who led by 0-7 to 0-3 at the interval.

Seán Forde and Wicklow sub Peter Hempenstall exchanged points on the resumption, but a Nolan point saw the home side leading by 0-10 to 0-4 after 37 minutes.

Wexford looked to have put the result beyond doubt when Seán Forde gathered a high ball to finish low to the net, leaving his side leading 1-11 to 0-6. Wicklow finished strongly with two goals in additional time as they were left to rue two missed goal chances in the closing 10 minutes.

Scorers - Wexford: S Forde 1-2; J Myler, S Nolan (1f) 0-3 each; M Molloy 0-2; E Porter, E Minogue, A Hogan, L Coleman 0-1 each. Wicklow: E Darcy 1-3 (1-0pen, 1f); J Deans 1-0; P Hempenstall, F O'Shea, L Miley, R Stokes 0-1.

Wexford - D Brooks; C Kavanagh, G Sheehan, L O'Connor; P Hughes, E Porter, E Minogue; B Maddock, L Coleman; D McVeigh, J Myler, S Nolan; M Molloy, S Forde, A Hogan. Subs: J Kelly for Hogan (50), B Byrne for Hughes (45), D Doyle for Myler (55), M Kinsella for McVeigh (58).

Wicklow - W Rogers; P O'Kane, C Gallagher, A Maher; K Mulhall, J T Moorehouse, F O'Shea; S O'Dowd, P O'Toole; L Miley, R Stokes, R Murray; C Lee, O McGraynor, E Darcy. Subs: E Byrne for Murray (25); P Hempenstall for Mulhall (h-t), J Deans for O'Dowd (48).

Ref - P Maguire (Longford)

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