Game At A Glance
Man of the Match
Ciaran Kenny (Wexford)
A flawless game from the Wexford defender. He distinguished himself at left half-back during the opening period but flourished even more when switched to centre-back for the second half. A dominant display.
A great goal chance presented to sub James Doyle in the 57th minute. Having created space, he saw his shot flash across goal and just wide at a time when his side led by two points. A goal would have presented Wexford with an almost insurmountable challenge.
Wexford's decision to delegate the centre-back position to Ciaran Kenny for the second half. It proved a masterstroke for it helped to shore up the centre.
Wexford were trailing 0-5 to 0-2 when Podge Doran hauled down a ball that looked like it was sailing wide. He created space to the 14-metre line before sending an unstoppable shot from an acute angle high into the right-hand top corner.
Alan Kelly must be applauded for keeping the game flowing. Only two yellow cards issued and his rulings were consistent.
WHAT THEY SAID
Liam Dunne (Wexford manager):
"The first 55 minutes was totally unacceptable, but look, we are still there."
John Meyler (Carlow manager):
"We very nearly masterminded what would have been termed a shock result."
Wexford 14 (6 first half)
Carlow 8 (5)
Wexford 1 (M O'Regan 22)
Carlow 1 (R Coady 62)
Wexford will play Clare should the Banner beat Laois. Otherwise it's an open draw. Carlow are out of the championship.