Lyng drives Model men past Carlow
Wexford 2-17 Carlow 2-6
In a game that only determined group placings, Wexford cruised to a comfortable 11-point victory in their final Division 4 clash at Innovate Wexford Park.
With both sides confined to the lower reaches of football for another league campaign, the game itself just about raised above the mediocre. By the 15th minute Wexford had edged into a 0-5 to 0-3 lead.
As Daithi Waters began to control midfield it was clubmate Ciaran Lyng who showed neat footwork in front of goal before firing low to the net, while six minutes later a fine run and finish for a splendid goal from Sean Gannon hualed the visitors back into contention, but it was Wexford who still led 1-8 to 1-5 at the interval.
Once Wexford added two quick points through sub Tiernan Rossiter and Michael Furlong they went on to assume total control, building up a lead of 1-12 to 1-6. As Carlow began to struggle Wexford played some of their best football with sub Sean Ryan finding the net ten minutes from the end sending his side into a 2-12 to 1-6 lead.
Carlow, to their credit, kept on battling resulting in a fine Paul Broderick goal, but it was Wexford who finished with five unanswered points to end their campaign on a winning note.
scorers - Wexford: C Lyng 1-4; S Ryan 1-1; D Shanley (3f, 1, 45) 0-5; J Tubritt 0-3; M Furlong 0-2; E Nolan, T Rossiter 0-1 each. Carlow: P Broderick (2f, 1, 45) 1-4; S Gannon 1-1; B Murphy 0-1.
Wexford - P Murphy 7; R. Tierney 6, J Rossiter 7, R Villejo 6; M Furlong 7, B Malone 7, S Donohoe 7; E Nolan 6, D Waters 7; K O'Grady 6, D Shanley 8, N Hughes 7; J Tubritt 7, C Lyng 7, S Roche 6. Subs: S Ryan 7 for Roche (ht); T Rossiter 7 for O'Grady (ht); P O'Keeffe 7 for Vallejo (49); C Kehoe 7 for Hughes (49); S Byrne 6 for Nolan (52); B Brosnan 6 for Furlong (57). C Lyng (B.C. 72).
Carlow - R Molloy 7; B J Molloy 6, K Nolan 6, G Power 7; G Kelly 6, B Kavanagh 7, D Hayden 7; B Murphy 7, S Gannon 7; A Kelly 6, J Murphy 6, E Finnegan 6; P Broderick 8, D Foley 6, C Blake 6. Subs: H Gahan 6 for J Murphy (46); D Moran 6 for Finnegan (57); D Smithers 6 for A Kelly (60); P O'Halloran for Foley (69).