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With just six games remaining in the SSE Airtricity League First Division, Wexford FC travel to Drumcondra tomorrow evening still looking for a first away win of the season, two draws and nine defeats on the road to date. They'll face a Shelbourne FC side who are six points clear of their nearest title challenger (Drogheda) and undefeated in the League at Tolka Park ever since their very first home game of the 2019 season back in March (3-2 defeat to Cabinteely). 

They've only dropped points in two of their home League games this year, that defeat to Cabinteely in March and in a 1-1 draw with the same opponents in their last home game two weeks ago. Ian Morris's team have been in unstoppable form of late, winning 9 League games in a row (including a 2-1 victory over Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park) the winning run coming to an end in the home draw with Cabinteely. They returned to winning ways last week with a 2-1 win away to Athlone. New signing Jaze Kabia (previously with Cobh Ramblers) scored on his debut in the win over Athlone, top scorer at the club Ciaran Kilduff with the other goal.  

The sides have met twice this season in the League, Wexford's last visit to Tolka ending in a 3-0 defeat in March. Brian O'Sullivan's team put in a spirited competitive performance that evening before Darragh Noone broke the deadlock in the 50th minute. Ryan Brennan added a second 10 minutes later and the Reds wrapped up the points with a third goal from Daniel Byrne with 7 minutes remaining. In the second game at Ferrycarrig in May, ex Wexford Youths man Aidan Friel gave Shels a 17th minute lead in another competitive contest although Wexford found it difficult to create many clear cut openings on the night. Dayle Rooney put Shelbourne 2-0 up with 7 minutes left on the clock before Jack Doherty struck for the home team in the 88th minute, 2-1 it finished.

Wexford head into the game on the back of two draws, at home to Galway (0-0) and away to Cobh last week (1-1), a game they dominated for large parts (particularly in the second half). Brian O Sullivan's team remain bottom of the First Division, five points off Athlone in ninth, but will be hoping for a strong finish to the season with 3 home (Bray, Longford and Cabinteely) and two away games (Drogheda and Limerick) to come after tomorrow's trip to Dublin.

In team news, Brian will be without Darragh O'Connor (unavailable) and Chris Kenny (groin injury) tomorrow but summer signing Andy Mulligan may be in line to make a first appearance in a Wexford FC shirt after a long recovery from an ACL injury.

Kick Off at Tolka Park tomorrow night is at 7:45pm.

Wexford FC League Record vs Shelbourne FC: Played 9, Won 2, Drawn 0, Lost 7

Current League Standings: Wexford FC: 10th (11 Pts)  Shelbourne FC: 1st (47 Pts)

Current League Form: Wexford FC: LDD  Shelbourne FC: WDW

Current Top League Scorer: Wexford FC: Danny Furlong (6)  Shelbourne FC: Ciaran Kilduff (8)

Last Meeting: League, Ferrycarrig Park, 17th May, 2019:  Wexford FC 1 (Doherty)  Shelbourne FC 2 (Friel, Rooney)

CURRENT STANDINGS

League of Ireland First Division

    Pld +/- Pts
8 Galway United 27 -6 26
9 Athlone Town 27 -31 18
10 Wexford FC 27 -43 11

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Women's National League

    Pld +/- Pts
1 Peamount United 21 81 56
2 Shelbourne FC 21 67 54
3 Wexford Youths Women 21 48 42

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