Wexford FC U15 | Excellent win on the road for our U15s up at Marlay Park, Andrew Synoradzki on target for us today as it fini… https://t.co/3byoZNh7BN

Wexford FC faced in form top of the League Bray Wanderers in the First Round of the EA Sports Cup last night at the Carlisle Grounds. Hopefully a kinder draw in the FAI Cup awaits after away trips to St.Pats and Wanderers in the LSC and EA Cup so far this season. The Seagulls ran out 3-2 winners on the night and advanced to the next round.

The Wicklow side had started their League campaign well after dropping down from the Premier Division last year. Unbeaten so far and till last night, hadn't conceded. 

Brian O'Sullivan handed Corey Chambers his first appearance for Wexford this season while Ryan Nolan was named in the starting line for the first time this year. Paddy Cahill and Thomas Croke exchanged positions, Cahill slotting in at right back and Crokey in midfield, while Jack Doherty once again led the line upfront in the absence of Danny Furlong through suspension.

Wexford were never really troubled by the home side in an opening 20 minutes with very few incidents of note for either team. Yet by half time the visitors were down by three goals.

After a soft free on the edge of the box, Bray's Derek Daly broke the deadlock with a clever strike underneath a jumping wall on 28 minutes. Seven minutes later and their lead was doubled, Dylan Barnett's shot looping over Chambers after a cruel deflection off Owen McCormack. A third goal arrived just three minutes later after Dylan McGlade struck from the penalty spot.

Credit goes to Brian O'Sullivan who turned his shellshocked team around at the break, Ryan Nolan with a stunning free kick from distance to put Wexford back in it after 47 minutes (the man from Ferns with his first for the club). Confidence crept back into the visitors who started to pass the ball much better, Jack Doherty coming close with a left foot drive from the edge of the box. Still, Wanderers had their moments too, Chambers forced into a terrific double save midway through the second half.

O'Sullivan emptied his bench with Sean Roche, Emmanuel Lawal and Sean Kelly entering the fray in place of Danny Doyle, Jack Doherty and an injured Ryan Nolan.

Just as the additional time board was been held up, Roche caused a little panic to set into the Carlisle Grounds faithful with a right foot shot into the corner of the net (also his first goal for Wexford FC) to make it a one goal game, but unfortunately time ran out on what would have been quite a comeback.

Wexford FC: Corey Chambers, Paddy Cahill, Owen McCormack (c), Sean Callan, Lee Costello, Thomas Croke, Ryan Nolan (Sean Kelly 79), Danny Doyle (Sean Roche 68), Nika Arevadze, Emmet Nugent and Jack Doherty (Emmanuel Lawal 73).  Subs Not Used: Joe Walshe, Darragh O'Connor, Torik Adegoke and Liam McCartan.

Booked: Sean Callan, Owen McCormack and Nika Arevadze.

Bray Wanderers: Adam Hayden, Hugh Douglas, Dylan Barnett, Sean Heaney, Dylan McGlade, Derek Daly, Jake Ellis, Brandon McCann, Luka Lovic, Luke Nolan and Richard Purdy.  Subs: Gabriel Sava, Killian Cantwell, Paul Keegan, Andrew McGovern, Cian maher, Cian Walsh and Glen Hollywood.

Check out the highlights below:






League of Ireland First Division

    Pld +/- Pts
8 Cobh Ramblers 14 -7 12
9 Athlone Town 13 -16 10
10 Wexford FC 14 -18 8

Full table


Women's National League

    Pld +/- Pts
1 Peamount United 8 26 24
2 Wexford Youths Women 8 16 19
3 Shelbourne FC 8 29 17

Full table


Find out more about our clubhouse rental packages, perfect for 21st or birthdays

Click here


Visit the sponsorship page to see the different team and club partner opportunites

Click Here


Be part of the official Supporters Club


Why not book one of our all weather pitches, available throughout the week at the best rates

Click here

Football Association of IrelandLeinster Football Associationwexford football leaguesse airtricity leaguecontinental womens national leaguewexford womens league

© 2019 Wexford FC
Website by aztecdesign.ie
Back to Top