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Wexford FC take on Limerick FC at Markets Field tomorrow evening still looking for a first win on the road, the record away from Ferrycarrig standing at two draws and eleven defeats (one of those draws coming against tomorrow's opponents). This been Wexford's final away game of the 2019 season, it's the last chance to grab maximum points on their travels. Limerick have a good League record at home this year however, (6 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats) although their recent results have been mixed and they haven't won at Markets Field since a 3-1 win over Longford on June 14th. One draw (vs Athlone) and two defeats at Markets Field have followed that impressive win. 

Tommy Barrett's side were one of the sides battling it out for a play off spot but they've struggled since that impressive win over Longford in June. They lost their next four League games in a row before drawing with Athlone in their last League outing on August 16th. That run has seen them drop to 6th in the table on 33 points. Much like ourselves Limerick have lost some key players as the season has progressed eg. Connor Ellis and Killian Brouder. The Super Blues most recent game was three weeks ago, a 5-2 defeat to Sligo Rovers in the 2nd round of the Extra.ie FAI Cup. It was a feisty affair at the Showgrounds, Limerick ending the game with just 8 players. Their League game that was due to take place the weekend after vs Galway was postponed due to the weather.

Wexford and Limerick have met on two occasions already this season, both games ending in draws. The first encounter was at Markets Field back in April, Emmet Nugent scored a superb solo goal to put Wexford ahead in the 52nd minute but the lead was brief, Darren Murphy equalized for Limerick just three minutes later. Although the home side created more chances in the game, Wexford always looked dangerous on the break and a 1-1 draw was a fair result on the night. The return fixture at Ferrycarrig in June was a much more cagey affair and ended in a scoreless draw although Wexford probably edged the game in terms of chances created.

Wexford have drawn two (Cobh and Galway) and lost six in the League since that 0-0 vs Limerick and remain bottom of the First Division (Athlone are six points better off in 9th place with a superior goal difference) with just one game remaining this season after tomorrow night's game in Limerick (Wexford's final game is vs Cabinteely at Ferrycarrig on September 21st). After heavy recent defeats to Shelbourne away (5-2) and Bray at home (5-1) Brian O'Sullivan's side were unfortunate not to get anything last time out in the League, a 2-0 defeat to Longford at Ferrycarrig Park on August 30th. 

In Wexford team news, Brian will once again be without the services of Chris Kenny for tomorrow night's game, the experienced midfielder is away with the Irish Army team. Stephen Lawless will also miss the game through injury while Sean Roche is also recovering from a knock and will face a late fitness test ahead of the game. 

Kick off at Markets Field tomorrow is at 7:45pm.

Check out the highlights from the 1-1 draw at Markets Field in April below:


League of Ireland First Division

    Pld +/- Pts
7 Galway United 2 0 2
8 Wexford FC 3 -2 2
9 Shamrock Rovers II 3 -3 1

Full table


Women's National League

    Pld +/- Pts
7 Shelbourne FC 0 0 0
8 Treaty United 0 0 0
9 Wexford Youths Women 0 0 0

Full table


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