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    Wexford FC v Longford

    Expected result but more than a bit of encouragement from Wexford’s performance tonight particularly in the first half as they demonstrated the rudiments of a system which suits the resources we have available. Wexford started with Corey, Stephen, Dave, Darryl, Andy, Conor, Shane, Paddy, Sean, Crokey and with Emmet up front. Essentially a very young team with a good amount of pace in the side, Wexford applied a high press from the start and it put Longford under some pressure although Longford did look dangerous when they broke free from the press, with Zambra and particularly Jack Doherty prominent for the away side. Crokey for Wexford had an early shot which Steacy in the Longford goal made look easy while, on one of their breaks, Dean Byrne of Longford side-footed a good chance over the Wexford cross-bar. Paddy Cahill of Wexford picked up an early yellow and was followed into the ref’s book by a number of other Wexford players as the match progressed. Wexford’s Shane Griffin had a shot deflected for a Wexford corner which resulted in the tall Dave Corish having a header over the Longford bar. The goal for Longford then came when the Wexford defence allowed Dean Byrne of Longford far too much space and he picked his spot off the far post and in to give Corey Chambers no chance. Crokey for Wexford had a lob from a Wexford corner grabbed cleanly by Steacy and right at the end of the half, Dean Zambra had a shot over the Wexford bar. 1-0 to Longford at half-time but, other than the concession of the goal, Wexford had been fine. The high press which Wexford played was, however, weakened as just before the half, Wexford’s quickest player, Sean Roche, limped off and was replaced by U19 player, Brody Murphy.
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    Second half was only six minutes old when Jack Doherty put Aaron Dobbs away, and he hammered an unstoppable volley past Chambers to make the result safe for Longford at 2-0 for the away side. Shane Griffin then forced Steacy in the Longford goal to spill a Wexford free. Dobbs then pulled a shot a yard wide of the Wexford post and Andy O’Connor had to be stopped by a brave Steacy save inside the Longford area. Further Wexford half-chances subsequently fell to Stephen Lawless who pulled an effort wide of the post when inside the Longford area and Shane Griffin who smacked an audacious volley a yard wide. Another huge plus for Wexford was the return, after a very lengthy ACL injury, of Andy Mulligan, one of the best players Wexford have ever had. Special mentions to Crokey, who worked his socks off before being substituted, and Emmet Nugent of Wexford who looked so much more energised playing through the middle, although little fell for him on the night. 2-0 to Longford at full-time. 194 at the match according to club's Twitter account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForzaForth View Post
    Second half was only six minutes old when Jack Doherty put Aaron Dobbs away, and he hammered an unstoppable volley past Chambers to make the result safe for Longford at 2-0 for the away side. Shane Griffin then forced Steacy in the Longford goal to spill a Wexford free. Dobbs then pulled a shot a yard wide of the Wexford post and Andy O’Connor had to be stopped by a brave Steacy save inside the Longford area. Further Wexford half-chances subsequently fell to Stephen Lawless who pulled an effort wide of the post when inside the Longford area and Shane Griffin who smacked an audacious volley a yard wide. Another huge plus for Wexford was the return, after a very lengthy ACL injury, of Andy Mulligan, one of the best players Wexford have ever had. Special mentions to Crokey, who worked his socks off before being substituted, and Emmet Nugent of Wexford who looked so much more energised playing through the middle, although little fell for him on the night. 2-0 to Longford at full-time. 194 at the match according to club's Twitter account.
    our away support wasnt great at 40 fans! think a lot of ppl browned off with NF and didnt travel after poor result to Shels. Seen picture of Mick Wallace at game from friend of mine whos a photographer what is he doing with himself these days besides being a European MEP!
    Daire Doyles red and black army

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    Marty

    Still a member of the Club's committee as far as I know but I can imagine that the MEP job takes up a lot of his time.

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    apologies for late post Forza but I only got out of Hospital yesterday. Thanks so much for getting me not only the North End programme but the Wexford one also. Much appreciated.
    btw noticed John Lester in North End squad is that the same one that played with us and bohs in loi?
    Is Sean Kelly gone from Wexford altogether now?
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    Good to hear that you're back in circulation. Sean Kelly didn't stay long with Wexford this season. John Lester was signed by North End from Sheriff YC. I presume it's the same player. He scored for North End last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForzaForth View Post
    Marty

    Good to hear that you're back in circulation. Sean Kelly didn't stay long with Wexford this season. John Lester was signed by North End from Sheriff YC. I presume it's the same player. He scored for North End last weekend.
    thanks Forza still heavily drugged up but slowly getting back to life! Yeah thats the same John Lester as he played for Sheriff against us in LSC a few yrs back!!
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