|15 April 2022||7:45 pm||LOI Men's First Division||2022|
Jack Doherty put on a show for Wexford FC tonight providing a goal and two assists as they beat Cobh Ramblers 4-2 at Ferrycarrig Park. Aidan Friel, Conor Barry and Aaron Dobbs also got on the scoresheet for the hosts.
Luke Desmond and Conor Drinan both netted for the Rams in each half but it wasn’t enough for Darren Murphy’s men.
In a team of newcomers, it was one of Ian Ryan’s stalwarts from last season that proved to be the difference for the hosts.
After just two minutes Doherty found himself on the edge of the area before smashing a left-footed effort past Sean Barron to give Wexford the lead.
However, it would only last for 10 seconds. An Issa Kargbo cross was poorly cleared and Luke Desmond found himself free outside the box and he placed the ball past Alex Moody to make it 1-1.
Doherty would be at the heart of Wexford’s second goal. Some nice linkup play between him and Dobbs ended up with Doherty in a one-on-one before he squared the ball across for Conor Barry who scored into an empty net.
Wexford went into the break 2-1 up and started the second-half in a similar fashion to the first.
A minute after the restart, Aidan Friel found himself at the back post from a Conor Crowley corner to bundle the ball over the line.
Cobh’s reply would take 10 minutes this time with Beineon O’Brien Whimarsh lifting the ball over to Conor Drinan who passed the ball into the bottom corner to cut Wexford’s lead down to just one.
They would regain that two goal cushion just five minutes later. Crowley fed the ball down the wing to Doherty who drilled a cross into the oncoming Aaron Dobbs to make it 4-2.
Wexford would maintain their lead after heroics from both Joe Manley and Alex Moody denied what looked like certain goals.
Jake Hegarty’s injury-time header clipped the bar, summing up a night when The Ramblers just could not do enough.
Wexford now have a huge tie on Monday in their bid for promotion when they travel to Markets Field to face Treaty United.
Cobh return to St. Colman’s Park on Monday, welcoming Athlone Town.
|Ferrycarrig Park, Kilpatrick, The Borough District of Wexford, County Wexford, Leinster, Y35 E296, Ireland|