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Date Time League Season
24 June 2022 7:45 pm First Division 2022

Match Report

Barry bags it for Wexford

Conor Barry was the late hero for Wexford as his injury-time goal gave them a huge three points at Ferrycarrig Park tonight.

Luka Lovic and Karl Chambers also got on the scoresheet in an entertaining encounter.

Conor Barry was the late hero for Wexford as his injury-time goal gave them a huge three points at Ferrycarrig Park tonight. 

Luka Lovic and Karl Chambers also got on the scoresheet in an entertaining encounter.

The game got off to a frantic start with both sides having chances. 

Luka Lovic had an effort cleared off the line, meanwhile Alex Moody made a great stop to deny Sam Verdon. 

Wexford looked the better side in the opening 45 minutes, playing some slick football and producing nice team moves. 

Finishing was a struggle however, as Aidan Friel blasted the ball over from close range. 

Jack Doherty came closest for the hosts on two occasions. 

First was a one-on-one he failed to find the target from after a great pass from Conor Davis. His other attempt was a flick at the near post right before the break that trickled just wide. 

Longford started the second period stronger, Moody again called into action to parry a Cristian Magerusan effort on to the frame of the goal. 

The game quietened down after that, neither side able to create much. 

It wasn’t until the 70th minute when the game would come back to life in the form of a goal. 

A Jack Doherty corner found its way to Luka Lovic inside the six-yard box who finished with ease to give Ian Ryan’s men the lead. 

Defensive issues have always been a problem for Wexford and tonight was no different. 

Just four minutes after going behind, Longford would level the score. Ben Lunch’s cross found an unmarked Karl Chambers so upon the second time of asking, volleyed the ball in off the post. 

It seemed as though the game was heading for a frustrating draw for the hosts until injury-time when substitute Conor Barry found himself free at the back post to fire home a cross from Conor Crowley

Tonight’s result is huge for Ian Ryan’s men as they look to try and squeeze into those promotion places. 

Longford still sit somewhat comfortable in third place and they will look to rectify tonight’s result when they face Galway United on Monday night. 

As for Wexford they travel to Bray on Monday. 

  • 90'

    That's surely the winner! Conor Crowley clips the ball to back post for Conor Barry to volley home

  • 74'

    Equaliser! Karl Chambers's effort goes in off the post after after cross wasn't dealt with by Wexford

  • 70'

    Theres the breakthrough! A Jack Doherty corner falls to Luka Lovic inside the 6 yard box and Lovic bundles the ball into the back of the net

  • 69'

    Moody with another great save this time denying Molloy

  • 62'

    Dinny Corcoran with a half volley from distance that goes just wide

  • 56'

    After a nice team move Conor Davis opts to shoot from distance but it sails over the bar

  • 49'

    Magerusan's strike is parried on to the frame of the goal by Alex Moody

  • 45'

    The hosts kick things off once again

  • 45'

    HT: Scoreless at the break and Wexford will feel as though they should be ahead

  • 44'

    Doherty again goes close, this time a flick at the near post rolls just wide

  • 42'

    What a miss! Davis with a great ball through for Doherty who goes in one-one-one but he puts his effort just wide

  • 36'

    Groome shoots from distance but it skews wide

  • 34'

    The hosts have looked good coming forward but have struggled to find the back of the net

  • 17'

    Close again! Conor Davis pokes the ball past Dennison but it's cleared off the line

  • 17'

    A lovely move from the hosts as Doherty slips the ball through for Friel who blasts it well over from close range

  • 7'

    Verdon is denied by a great save from Alex Moody

  • 7'

    Not too many chances to speak of so far, it has been end to end with both sides looking to get on the attack early on

  • 1'

    And we're underway at Ferrycarrig Park!

  • Sam Verdon got a last minute winner for Longford the last time these two met. A win for the hosts would be huge as it keeps them in the hunt for the playoff places. As for Longford they'll be hoping to maintain their position in 3rd

  • Wexford team news is in

  • Longford team news is in

  • My name is Seán Crosbie and I will be keeping you up to date on all of the action from Ferrycarrig Park this evening

  • Hello and welcome to FinalWhistle.ie's coverage of tonight's SSE Airtricity League First Division tie between Wexford FC and Longford Town

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
2Aidan Friel Defender
4Paul Cleary Defender
7Conor Crowley Midfielder 27'
9Conor Davis 8 Forward
10Jack Doherty Midfielder 59'
14Dinny Corcoran 11 Forward
17Luka Lovic Midfielder 70'
38'
17Adam Wells 16 Defender
20Jordan Tallon Midfielder
21Harry Groome 18 Midfielder 76'
1Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
8Conor Barry 9 Midfielder
11Aaron Dobbs 14 Forward
12Thomas Considine Defender
16Len O’Sullivan 17 Defender
18Luke Scanlon 21
19Evan Farrell Forward
22Sean Fitzpatrick Forward

Longford Town

18Luke Dennison Goalkeeper
2Shane Elworthy Defender
3Dylan Barnett Defender
4Aaron Robinson Midfielder
7Ryan Graydon 19 Forward
10Sam Verdon 24 Forward
14Michael Barker Defender
16Cristian Magerusan 12
20Dean McMenamy 17 Midfielder
21Joe Power 11
23Ben Lynch Midfielder
1Lee Steacy Goalkeeper
5Michael McDonnell Midfielder
11Eric Molloy 21 Forward
17Matthew O’Brien 20 Midfielder
19Karl Chambers 7 Forward 75'
70'
12Matthew Butler 16
22Matthew Dunne
24Callum Warfield 10 Forward
18Adam Hayden Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 15)
2 - 1
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town v Wexford FC

(Round 6)
0 - 3
First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Longford Town

(Series 18)
2 - 1
First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Longford Town

(Series 9)
3 - 1
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town v Wexford FC

Ground

Ferrycarrig Park
Ferrycarrig Park, Kilpatrick, The Borough District of Wexford, County Wexford, Leinster, Y35 E296, Ireland

Seán is a final year Journalism student in DCU.