After twenty-five, Bohs had another chance when they won two consecutive corners in the Youths penalty area but again, it fell neatly for Graham Doyle to collect. After 30 minutes, a Bohs volley from twenty out was saved acrobatically by Graham for a Bohs corner. With ten to go, Tom Elmes had Wexford's best chance when he turned clear of the Bohs centre-half but his left-foot shot was parried by the Bohs keeper. Just on half-time, Bohs had their best chance of the half when a Bohs forward was able to take a touch to control a cross but he then volleyed over from about fifteen out. Nil-nil at half-time with few enough chances and both sides trying to keep possession but unable to break down the defences in front of them after bouts of keep-ball.