Monday 23 April 2018

Chin gets Davy's Model over the line

Wexford 1-17 Dublin 0-17

Dublin’s Fionntan MacGib beats Wexford’s Liam Ryan to the ball in last night’s Walsh Cup game in Hollymount, Wexford. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Dublin’s Fionntan MacGib beats Wexford’s Liam Ryan to the ball in last night’s Walsh Cup game in Hollymount, Wexford. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
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Three late unanswered points handed Wexford a deserved victory in this thrilling game at Hollymount to set up a home semi-final against Kilkenny.

In their first major test under Davy Fitzgerald, the Model started strongly and when Podge Doran shot home a magnificent goal following Paul Morris' crossfield ball, they led 1-8 to 0-5.

Chris Bennett, Chris Crummy and Niall McMorrow chipped away at the lead, but Wexford led 1-11 to 0-9 at the interval.

Dublin improved on the resumption and clawed their way back to parity at 1-12 to 0-15 after 57 minutes.

Morris and Bennett exchanged frees, then Colin McDonald and Caolan Conay swapped points, and it was still all-square with four minutes remaining.

Wexford, having lost their way, put in a storming finish.

A huge Richie Kehoe free put them back in front, and after the Dubs squandered two chances, Lee Chin sealed the deal with an 80-metre free and then a run and excellent finish.

Scorers -Wexford: P Doran 1-2; C McDonald, L Chin (3fs) 0-5 each; P Morris 0-3; B Carton, R Kehoe 0-1 each. Dublin: N McMorow 0-6 (2fs), C Conay, C Crummy, C Bennett (2fs) 0-3 each; D Fox (1f) 0-2.

Wexford - M Fanning; W Devereux, L Ryan, J Breen; S Donohue, M O'Hanlon, D O'Keeffe; S Murphy, B Carton; D Reck, D Redmond, C McDonald; P Morris, L Chn, P Doran. Subs: E Martin for Reck (34. Inj); R Kehoe for Devereux (43); C Dunbar for Redmond (55); A Nolan for Carton (55); K Foley for Martin (65).

Dublin - C Dooley; P Smyth, S Barret, C Robinson S McGrath, L Rushe,C Crummey; B Quin, C Conay; D Fox, N McMorrow, T Connolly; A Moore, C Bennett, F MacGib. Subs: R Dwyer for Moore; C Maher for Fox.

Ref - P Burke (Kilkenny).

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