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Wexford FC Another big weekend of action for our club, @WexfordFC Men have their final game of 2018 at Ferrycarrig, our U17s &… https://t.co/Towfcwu2w4

Wexford FC will be hoping to stop the recent run of defeats when they travel to United Park for the first time on Friday evening. They face a Drogheda United side that are currently 2nd in the table with a 14 point gap between the sides with a third of the season gone. 

The Drogs were relegated from the Premier division last year and are strong candidates to go straight back up but currently trail League leaders U.C.D by five points with a record of 6 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats in their eleven games so far. They are the First Divisions top scorers so far (31) with eight of those coming against us in the first ever meeting between the two sides back in March. Since been knocked out by Shelbourne in the EA Cup they've won one of their last three League games (a 1-0 win over Athlone), drawn against Shelbourne and lost against Finn Harps so will feel three points are a must to help narrow the gap at the top on Friday night.

This will be the first ever visit to United Park for Wexford FC, as mentioned above, theres only ever been one meeting between the two sides (our 8-1 defeat at Ferrycarrig two months ago) so a difficult challenge ahead to grab some much needed points. The defensive performance was much improved in our last game against Longford Town after some recent poor results so Damian Locke will be hoping that continues into Fridays game. There have been some very good away performances starting with the victory against Cabinteely, but also at Finn Harps and Galway too when luck and sending offs went against us and much deserved points were lost.

The strength of the squad will be tested again as the injury problems mount, top scorer Aaron Dobbs is once again likely to miss the game from the injury he picked up last month at U.C.D, this will be the fifth game in a row that the promising striker is unavailable for selection. Mikey Byrne, who has performed so well over the past few weeks will also be unavailable through injury, as is Ryan Nolan. Doubts too for AJ Lehane at the back and Mark Slater on the wing so Fridays line-up will be very interesting to see. The only positive news on the injury front is that Conor Sutton is back in contention after his long injury setback back from pre-season in February.

Kick off at United Park, Drogheda is set for 7:45pm on Friday.

 

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8 Cobh Ramblers 26 -15 29
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