Date Time League Season
1 July 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Dobbs delivers win for Wexford over Athlone

Aaron Dobbs scored one and made one as Wexford extended their unbeaten run to six games following victory over Athlone Town.

The Slaneysiders remain in the play-off spots with victory over the Midlanders at Ferrycarrig Park.

Dobbs put Wexford ahead in the 39th minute but Athlone drew level in the 73rd minute when Youri Habing scored with a spectacular lob.

Conor Davis made it 2-1 to the home side in the 83rd minute when he put away a penalty after Dinny Corcoran was fouled and in stoppage time Dobbs and Corcoran played a 1-2 with the latter finishing to the net.

The home side bossed the early exchanges. Harry Groome hit a fine strike in the seventh minute that was deflected out for a corner. From that corner Dobbs rose highest but headed it wide. 

Thomas Oluwa had a great chance to put the visitors in front in the 18th minute but brought a fine save out of Wexford keeper Alex Moody.

Despite their possession the home side couldn’t muster up anything that would trouble Athlone netminder Mark Smith. Wexford were then dealt a blow in the 26th minute when Jack Doherty was forced to go off with an injury.

In the 39th minute Wexford opened the scoring through Dobbs; substitute Davis headed the ball down into his path and Dobbs coolly finished to the net. It was two goals in two games for Dobbs. In the 41st minute Harry Groome did well to cut out a chance for Oluwa.

Athlone were a better proposition after the break. Moody saved from Oluwa in the 61st minute and one minute later he got a touch to Daniel Dobbin’s effort, it came back to Oluwa but his shot was cleared off the line by Jordan Tallon. 

The visitors were back on level terms in the 73rd minute when Habing spotted Moody off his line and lobbed him from distance. In the 83rd minute the home side went back in front through Davis from the penalty spot after Aaron McBride fouled Corcoran and in the first minute of stoppage time Corcoran sealed the win.

  • 93'

    Thomas Considine is booked

  • 91'

    Dinny Corcoran makes it 3-1, after playing a 1-2 with Aaron Dobbs

  • 84'

    Thomas Oluwa goes off

  • 84'

    Glen McAuley on

  • 83'

    Conor Davis puts away the penalty

  • 83'

    Penalty for Wexford. Dinny Corcoran brought down

  • 80'

    Dinny Corcoran is booked

  • 77'

    Conor Barry the player to go off

  • 77'

    Sean Fitzpatrick is on for his debut

  • 77'

    Conor Crowley goes off

  • 77'

    Dinny Corcoran is on

  • 73'

    Youri Habing catches Alex Moody off his line and scores from about 45 yards out

  • 68'

    Conor Davis very wasteful; gets into the box but his effort is well over the bar.

  • 65'

    Harry Groome the player to go off

  • 65'

    Luke Scanlon on

  • 65'

    Aidan Friel goes off

  • 65'

    Thomas Considine on for the home side

  • 62'

    Daniel Dobbin at the backpost brings a save out of Moody, the ball fell to Oluwa but his shot is cleared off the line

  • 61'

    Alex Moody does well to deny Oluwa again

  • 57'

    Jordan Tallon gets booked for a foul on Oluwa

  • 48'

    Conor Davis' cross is stopped by the foot of Athlone keeper Mark Smith

  • 46'

    Gary Armstrong goes off

  • 46'

    Youri Habing is on for Athlone

  • 45'

    The home side lead going in at the break

  • 45'

    Paul Cleary with two good clearances for the home side as Athlone try to get on level terms

  • 41'

    Harry Groome gets back to cut out a chance for Oluwa

  • 39'

    Aaron Dobbs puts the home side ahead

  • 36'

    Athlone look to get Wexford on the break and use Thomas Oluwa's pace.

  • 34'

    Good move for Wexford but it ends with Aidan Friel putting in a poor cross

  • 26'

    The injured Jack Doherty goes off

  • 26'

    Conor Davis is on

  • 26'

    It doesn't look good for Doherty

  • 25'

    Blow for Wexford, looks like Jack Doherty is going to go off with an injury

  • 18'

    Thomas Oluwa causes problems, Alex Moody makes a save and then pounces on the ball

  • 15'

    Athlone Town win their first corner of the game

  • 12'

    Wexford bossing the opening exchanges here

  • 10'

    Dobbs with a header but not on target

  • 9'

    Conor Crowley with a good ball in that is deflected out for another Wexford corner

  • 8'

    Aaron Dobbs rises highest but it's wide

  • 7'

    Harry Groome with a fine strike which is deflected out for another corner

  • 6'

    A corner for Wexford

  • 6'

    Wexford passing around well

  • 1'

    Wexford get the game underway

  • After moving into the play-off places on Monday might with their draw against Bray, Wexford will want to remain there.

  • Bottom side Athlone have just one win this season.

  • Wexford are on a good run at the moment and are hoping to extend their unbeaten run to six games

  • It's Wexford v Athlone Town at Ferrycarrig Park. It's the not so sunny South East. Deniese O'Flaherty to keep you updated.

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
2Aidan Friel 12 Defender
4Paul Cleary Defender
7Conor Crowley 14 Midfielder
8Conor Barry 30 Midfielder
10Jack Doherty 9 Midfielder
11Aaron Dobbs Forward 39'
6Luka Lovic Midfielder
17Adam Wells Defender
20Jordan Tallon Midfielder 57'
21Harry Groome 18 Midfielder
1Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
9Conor Davis 10 Forward 83'
12Thomas Considine 2 Defender 90+3'
14Dinny Corcoran 7 Forward 90+1'
16Len O’Sullivan Defender
18Luke Scanlon 21
19Evan Farrell Forward
30Sean Fitzpatrick 8 Forward

Athlone Town

1Mark Smith Goalkeeper
2Daniel Dobbin Defender
6Noah van Geenen Defender
9Shane Barnes Forward
11Thomas Oluwa 10 Forward
12Aaron Connolly Midfielder
18Oisin Duffy Midfielder
19Aaron McBride
20Gary Armstrong 22 Forward
27Cian Kelly Defender
17Osaze Irhue
26Gerard O’Connor
8Blake Ryan Defender
14Success Edogun Forward
3Matthew McCarrick Forward
22Youri Habing 20 Midfielder 72'
23Donal Curtin Midfielder
10Glen McAuley 11 Forward
30Andrew Skerritt Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 13)
0 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

(Round 3)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Athlone Town

(Series 23)
0 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

(Series 14)
4 - 4
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Athlone Town

(Series 5)
3 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

3 - 6
eLOI-Group B
Online Event

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

(Series 13)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Athlone Town

(2nd Round)
5 - 3
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

(Series 4)
1 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC


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

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