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Date Time League Season
17 June 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Second half surge sees Wexford overcome Cobh

Three second half goals saw Wexford defeat Cobh Ramblers 3-0 at St.Colman’s Park tonight.

Jack Doherty had the opening shot of the game for the visitors which whistled just over the bar of Sean Barron’s goal.

Cobh struggled to create a chance in the opening quarter with James O’Leary’s speculative volley from long range the closes they got.

Wexford lost captain Joe Manley through injury on the half hour mark for what after going down with a heavy knock through a collision.

Neither side managed to dominate from there on in what was a scrappy half of football, devoid of much quality.

The second half started in a similar vain before Wexford broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute. Jack Doherty created the chance by running in behind the Cobh defence before giving the ball to Conor Davis who slotted the ball into the bottom righthand corner.

That goal seemed to give the visitors the initiative to take control of the game with Cobh struggling to keep hold of the ball and were penned well inside their own half.

Wexford doubled their lead in the 74th minute with Jack Doherty netting a fantastic free kick from 40 yards out on what was a very impressive performance from the number 10.

Ian Ryan began to ring the changes with the goalscorers Davis and Doherty rested for the final few minutes.

Indeed it was Substitute Dinny Corcoran who made it 3-0 five minutes from time to add another to his century.
3-0 is how it finished in a poor game. Not that Wexford will care as they claimed the three points and will go into next week’s game against Longford Town full of confidence.

As for Cobh, it was another disappointing performance at home and will need to regroup quickly ahead of the Cork derby in Turners Cross next week.

  • 3-0 it finishes. Wexford deserved winners in a poor game of football.

  • 90'

    three additional minutes.

  • 87'

    Dinny Corcoran makes it three.

  • 84'

    Wexford go close again through Corcoran but his thunderbolt effort flies over.

  • 77'

    Double subs for Wexford as Davis and Doherty go off.

  • 74'

    Jack Doherty with a wonderful free-kick. Has to have been 40 yards out. It beats everyone. 2-0 Wexford.

  • 73'

    Considine gets through on goal for Wexford but just as he's about to shoot he gets blown for offside.

  • 69'

    Double change for Wexford as Corcoran and Considine come on for Dobbs and Friel.

  • 67'

    Wexford have definitely upped the intensity since the goal. Cobh struggling to get hold of the ball and out of their own half.

  • 59'

    Jake Hegarty with Cobh's first chance of the second half. Found himself in acres of space but blazes his shot over the bar.

  • 56'

    Kargbo on for Hollland for Cobh.

  • 53'

    Conor Davis gets the breakthrough for Wexford. A great run by Jack Doherty creates the chance for him to stroke it into the bottom corner.

  • 46'

    Back underway at St.Colman's Park.

  • Half-time. Very uneventful so far. That's all there is to say really.

  • 45'

    Yellow for Weford's Luka Lovic for a very cynical foul.

  • 45'

    3 additional minutes at the end of the first half.

  • 43'

    First shot in a while comes from Cobh's Luke Desmond but his effort goes well left and wide.

  • 43'

    First shot in a while comes from Cobh's Luke Desmond but his effort goes well left and wide.

  • 40'

    Wexford can feel a bit hard done by with some of the officiating. A couple of handballs and free kick decisions haven't gone their way.

  • 31'

    Weford captain John Manley has to go off injured. Jordan Tallon on in his place.

  • 27'

    Scrappy last few minutes with neither side able to create much of note.

  • 19'

    Good effort from James O'Leary there for Cobh. His half volley just flies over the bar. Better from the hosts in the last few minutes.

  • 15'

    Wexford the better team early on, enjoying the lions share of posession.

  • 10'

    Opening chance for Cobh as Mbayo atttempts a bicycle kick inside the box but the referee eventually blows for a free out to Wexford.

  • 4'

    Jack Doherty with the games first shot for Wexford which flies just over the bar.

  • 1'

    Game on.

  • Teams coming out onto the pitch.

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Cobh Ramblers

1Sean Barron Goalkeeper
Harlaib Mbayo Defender
4Ben O’Riordan Defender
5Breandan Frahill Defender
6Jason Abbott Midfielder
8Pierce Phillips Midfielder
15Jack Larkin Midfielder
16Luke Desmond Midfielder
28Dale Holland 24 Midfielder
34David O’Leary Midfielder
10Jake Hegarty Forward
7Danny O’Connell Midfielder
18Nathan O’Connell Midfielder
23Ciaran Griffin Forward
24Issa Kargbo 28 Defender
26David Eguaibor Forward
29Tiernan O’Brien Midfielder
30Darragh Burke Goalkeeper
41Luka le Bervet Bardsley

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
2Aidan Friel 12 Defender
4Paul Cleary Defender
5Joseph Manley 20 Defender
17Adam Wells Defender
7Conor Crowley Midfielder
10Jack Doherty 8 Midfielder 74'
17Luka Lovic Midfielder
21Harry Groome Midfielder
11Aaron Dobbs 14 Forward
9Conor Davis 16 Forward 53'
20Jordan Tallon 5 Midfielder
12Thomas Considine 2 Defender
1Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
8Conor Barry 10 Midfielder
14Dinny Corcoran 11 Forward 87'
16Len O’Sullivan 9 Defender
19Evan Farrell Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 10)
4 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Cobh Ramblers

(Round 2)
2 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Wexford FC

(Series 22)
3 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 13)
3 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Wexford FC

(Series 4)
1 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 16)
0 - 4
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 7)
4 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Wexford FC

Ground

St. Colman's Park
Saint Colman\'s Park, Norwood Park, Cobh Urban, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, P24 F252, Ireland

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