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Wexford FC faced a Finn Harps side in flying form at Ballybofey this evening, the home side unbeaten now in six games (5 wins and a draw) and with six clean sheets making them the team with the best record since the return from the season break in the country.

There were two changes for Wexford to the starting line up from last weeks draw with Drogheda, Kelan Gaffney in goal after Corey Chambers return back to college in the U.S this week, and Ross Kenny back to full fitness in central defence. Ollie Horgans team have a play off position to fight for with four games remaining and they started quickly out of the blocks although their opening goal on 10 mins was a bit fortuitous, a mix up in the Wexford defence and hesitation before Mikey Place stabbed home from close range.

Dean Walsh almost capitilized on a poor back pass before Jesse Devers put the home team in the driving seat with a second goal for Harps on 24 minutes, tapping in at the back post after a cross shot. Mark Slater then had Wexfords only real effort on goal of the first half with a fine free kick which forced Gallagher into a good save five minutes before the break.

Slater again came close to getting Wexford back in the game on 57 minutes with a back post header that Gallagher managed to tip over his crossbar. The game was put to bed though by Sam Todd who powered in a header from a well delivered corner in the 64th minute to make it 3-0. Wexford emptied the bench in the final quarter and although Ryan Nolan (who replaced Slater) had a terrific chip (Gallagher again with an impressive save) it ended up a comfortable win for Finn Harps as they climb to second.

Next up for Wexford FC is a home tie against Bohemians on Friday night with an 8pm kick off at Ferrycarrig Park, the first of three home games in a row.

Wexford FC: Kelan Gaffney, Liam McCartan, Ross Kenny (c)(AJ Lehane 75), Owen McCormack, John Morgan, Paddy Cahill, Conor Sutton, Dean George (Danny Doyle 58), Adham Masood, Mark Slater (Ryan Nolan 80) and Dean Walsh.  Subs Not Used: Colum Feeney, Sean Smithers and Vinny Quinlan.

Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher, Ciaran Coll, Jacob Borg, Gareth Harkin (Mark Hannon 81), Jesse Devers, Mark Coyle (Niall McGinley 68), Mikey Place, Sam Todd, John Kavanagh (Aidan Friel 71), Oluwantunmise Sobowale and Niall Logue.  Subs Not Used: Peter Burke, Mark Timlin, Liam Walsh and Nathan Boyle.

 

 

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