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📢CONFIRMED: Our https://t.co/TNeL6TWoAR FAI Cup second round clash with @DundalkFC will take place on Friday 26th… https://t.co/H0fxCz9pdC

 

Wexford travel to The Showgrounds this Sunday to face a high-flying Sligo Rovers side, in the first round of the 2022 Extra.ie FAI Cup.

 

Wexford’s 7 game unbeaten streak came to an end last week as they fell short in a 1-0 loss to Cork. However, they have been amongst the top performing sides in the First Division in the last 8 games, scoring 15 points. 

 

Last week’s loss against league leaders Cork, who have still only lost 1 game this season, leaves Wexford in the 6th place and 3 points outside the promotion places behind Treaty United.

 

Wexford had an impressive cup run last year, reaching the quarter finals and ultimately losing 3-0 against St. Pats. Wexford defeated Cabinteely 3-0 in the first round, and came out 2-0 winners against Killester United in the second round. They will look to have another cup run this year, especially as the league performances have improved compared to last year.

 

Sligo Rovers on the other hand will most likely be fired up for this one. They were knocked out by Cork City 3-2 in the first round last year – a late goal by Dale Holland as the difference. Earlier tonight they came out 2-0 up in the home leg against Scottish outfit "Motherwell" in the Europa Conference League qualification, winning 3-0 on aggregate. 

 

In the Premier Division, they currently sit in 4th place, and are on a good run of form, like Wexford. In the last 6 games, they have only lost once – winning 3 and drawing 2.

 

In 2016, Sligo were knocked out of the FAI Cup by Wexford in the third round, losing 2-1 at Ferrycarrig Park. A late goal by Andy Mulligan secured the win for Wexford, as well as an early goal from Shane Dempsey.

 

Despite this, the 3 league games between Sligo and Wexford in 2016 resulted in 3 convincing wins for Sligo, two 5-0 results and 4-1.

 

Sligo will want to come back and get redemption after 6 years. On the other hand, will they be fatigued after their big-week European encounter. An exciting match awaits.

 

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League of Ireland First Division

    Pld +/- Pts
5 Treaty United 24 -3 33
6 Wexford FC 24 -3 31
7 Bray Wanderers 24 -20 21

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    Pld +/- Pts
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2 Youths Women  18 16 37
3 Athlone Town 18 16 36

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