Offaly lose to Wexford in Allianz Football League

November 8, 2018

A Blistering start set up a crucial victory in Tullamore as Wexford stayed firmly on course for promotion.

The visitors scored seven points before Offaly got their first on 27 minutes; the Model county led by 0-8 to 0-2 at the break.

Three unanswered points had the deficit back to five after 14 minutes of the second half before Rory Quinlan’s goal gave Wexford breathing space. A fine point from the outstanding Aindreas Doyle made absolutely sure.

Man of the match — Aindreas Doyle (Wexford).

SCORERS – Wexford: B Brosnan 0-4 (2f), R Quinlan 1-0, A Doyle 0-3, C Lyng 0-2 (1f , 1 ’45’), B Malone, S O’Neill and S Roche 0-1 each. Offaly: N McNamee 0-7 (3f, 1 ’45’), B Allen 0-3 (3f), J Reynolds 0-1.

WEXFORD — A Masterson; J Wadding, G Molloy, N Murphy; B Malone, D Murphy, A Doyle; R Quinlan, D Waters; S O’Neill, R Barry , G Sunderland; C Lyng, S Roche, B Brosnan. Subs: C Morris for Sunderland (47), S McLoughlin for Roche (65).

OFFALY — A Mulhall; B Darby, S Brady, S Pender, J Keane, J Quinn, S Lonergan; R Dalton, J Coughlan; G Guilfoyle, C McManus, N Smith; B Allen, D Egan, N McNamee. Subs: K Casey for Egan (22), S Sullivan for Quinn (27), T Deehan for Coughlan (h-t), S Ryan for Keane (57), J Reynolds for Guilfoyle (62).

REF — D Fahy (Longford).