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Date Time League Season
1 October 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Doherty and Robinson deliver for Wexford

Goals from Jack Doherty and Kyle Robinson helped Wexford FC to a superb 2-1 win over UCD tonight at Ferrycarrig Park in the First Division. The result means that they find themselves just a point behind ninth placed Cobh Ramblers.

Tonight’s victory is testament to the incredible work that manager Ian Ryan has done since joining in May.

The hosts looked comfortable on the ball and dominated large spells against one of the best sides in the division. 

Neither side was able to carve out many clear-cut chances in a balanced opening 20 minutes. Thomas Considine came closest for the hosts when a Kevin McEvoy ball bounced fortunately for him, but his timid effort was an easy save for Carl Williams. 

Just after the half hour mark Ian Ryan’s side took a deserved lead. Jack Moylan slipped the ball through for Jack Doherty who saw his close range effort deflected into the back of the net. 

Liam Kerrigan proved to be a thorn in Wexford’s side for most of the first-half but he failed to convert any chances and The Students went into the break a goal down. 

Andrew Myler’s half-time team talk clearly worked, as the visitors looked reinvigorated after the restart. A lobbed pass from Jack Keaney floated over the Wexford defence and Kerrigan fired home the equaliser into the bottom corner. 

Kerrigan and company caused havoc for the opening 10 minutes of the second-half. Jimmy Corcoran stepped up to make two big saves against the goal scorer and Mark Dignam. 

Around the hour mark the Wexford of the first-half seemed to reappear. Carl Williams was forced into making a great save from a Doherty free-kick. 

On 62 minutes, the winner came. Paul Cleary’s quick free-kick over the top was brought down brilliantly by Kyle Robinson. Robinson drove towards goal and managed to squeeze the ball past Williams from a tight angle. 

Tonight’s result gives Wexford the platform to finally move up from the bottom of the table, having made up the 10-point gap between them and ninth position. As for the Students, tonight will be seen as a missed opportunity to secure their place in the play-offs. 

  • 90'

    Scanlon and Yousif replace Doherty and Crowley

  • 90'

    Paul Doyle is booked

  • 90'

    Four minutes of injury-time to be added

  • 90'

    UCD win a corner after a deflected shot

  • 89'

    Jack Moylan surges into the box but his shot hits the side netting

  • 88'

    Daniel Dobbin replaces Thomas Considine

  • 83'

    Keaney is replaced by Danu Kinsella

  • 83'

    Evan Farrell is booked

  • 83'

    Wexford still coming forward, hunting for a third

  • 82'

    Just eight minutes left to play at Ferrycarrig Park, a huge task ahead of the hosts to try and hold on to their lead

  • 76'

    Another great save from the Wexford 'keeper to maintain their lead

  • 75'

    Corcoran palms a corner around the post

  • 73'

    Evan Farrell replaces Kyle Robinson

  • 73'

    Kerrigan sends a wild effort high over the bar

  • 71'

    Michael Gallagher fouls Thomas Considine in the air

  • 68'

    Doherty goes close, forcing a great save from Williams

  • 67'

    Mark Dignam is replaced

  • 67'

    Evan Caffrey comes on

  • 65'

    A great long distance strike from Groome just whistles over the bar

  • 62'

    What a finish! A long free-kick from Paul Cleary finds Kyle Robinson who manages to squeeze the ball into the back of the net from a tight angle.

  • 61'

    Harry Groome with an effort from some distance, but it causes Williams no trouble

  • 59'

    Carl Williams palms Jack Doherty's free-kick away

  • 58'

    Moylan is fouled after a mazy dribble, winning a free-kick in a dangerous area

  • 56'

    Corcoran again! Mark Dignam is denied after Corcoran rushed off his line

  • 55'

    A great save from Jimmy Corcoran denies Kerrigan a second goal. Corner to UCD

  • 54'

    Colm Whelan puts the resulting free-kick wide

  • 53'

    Michael Gallagher is fouled just outside the Wexford box. The Students have started this second-half very well

  • 51'

    Considine cuts in from the left and shoots. but his effort trickles wide of the post

  • 49'

    1-1! And it's the man that has caused Wexford problems all night, Liam Kerrigan, who latches on to a great pass from Jack Keaney before powering home the equaliser

  • 45'

    Double change for UCD. Paul Doyle and Eoin Farrell replace Adam Verdon and Dara Keane

  • 45'

    Second-half gets underway

  • 45'

    HT: Wexford lead 1-0 after a great display in the opening 45. The hosts have stepped up to the task so far this evening

  • 41'

    Colm Whelan strikes, but it goes wide

  • 39'

    Kyle Robinson goes into the referee's book after a foul on Michael Gallagher

  • 38'

    Jack Moylan attempts a shot from a free-kick but it floats over the bar

  • 37'

    Keaney is booked for a foul on Moylan

  • 36'

    Keaney sends the free-kick under the wall but it is an easy save for Corcoran

  • 35'

    Liam Kerrigan is bowled over by McEvoy following a few questionable tackles from both sides. Free to UCD

  • 32'

    GOAL! After a great move Jack Doherty's effort takes a fortunate deflection to give the hosts a deserved lead

  • 27'

    Kerrigan with a snap-shot from distance but he can't get it under control and it goes wide of the goal

  • 24'

    Kevin McEvoy's long ball bounces fortunately and allows Thomas Considine through on goal, but his timid effort rolls into the hands of Carl Williams

  • 23'

    Not many clear-cut chances in this one, but both sides have shown glimpses of some great play

  • 19'

    Harry Groome is booked for a foul on Kerrigan

  • 16'

    Harvey O'Brien sends a header over the bar

  • 15'

    A fairly balanced opening 15 minutes. Wexford have created the better chances but The Students have looked good playing a sharp, possession-based game.

  • 13'

    Keaney's free-kick goes well wide of the target

  • 13'

    Kerrigan with a nice run that results in him being fouled just outside the Wexford box

  • 9'

    Paul Cleary's header can't find the target

  • 8'

    Doherty has a shot blocked after some nice play from Harry Groome. Corner to the hosts

  • 7'

    Paul Cleary commits a foul in the middle of the pitch. Free to UCD

  • 4'

    Jack Keaney with a speculative effort that sails well over the bar

  • 2'

    A positive start from the hosts and they have won a corner here

  • 1'

    UCD get the game underway

  • Just five minutes until kick-off

  • Both sides will be hoping to bounce back following cup exits and a loss each in their previous First Division fixtures

  • Lineups for both sides are now up!

  • A win for the hosts would potentially allow them to crawl out from the bottom of the table. Meanwhile, The Students have a chance to overtake second placed Galway with a win tonight.

  • Hello and welcome to FinalWhistle.ie's coverage of tonight's First Division clash between Wexford FC and UCD at Ferrycarrig Park. I am Seán Crosbie and I will be updating you on tonight's events.

Wexford FC

1Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
2Thomas Considine 20 Defender
4Paul Cleary Defender
15Kevin McEvoy Defender
9Karl Fitzsimons Defender
7Conor Crowley 26 Midfielder
8Karl Manahan Forward
21Harry Groome Midfielder 19'
10Jack Doherty 12 Midfielder 32'
16Jack Moylan Midfielder
17Kyle Robinson 19 Forward 62'
39'
30Sean Martin Goalkeeper
12Luke Scanlon 10
13Nicky Leonard
19Evan Farrell 17 Forward 83'
20Daniel Dobbin 2 Defender
24Andrew Farrell
26Ayman Yousif 7 Forward
28Donal Porter Defender

UCD AFC

16Carl Williams Goalkeeper
2Michael Gallagher Defender
3Evan Osam Defender
8Mark Dignam 30 Defender
22Sam Todd Defender
6Jack Keaney 9 Midfielder 37'
7Liam Kerrigan Midfielder 49'
15Adam Verdon 14 Midfielder
17Dara Keane 21 Midfielder
24Harvey O’Brien Midfielder
10Colm Whelan Forward
1Lorcan Healy Goalkeeper
4Harry McEvoy Defender
5Luke Boore Defender
9Danu Kinsella Bishop 6 Forward
12Adam Lennon Midfielder
14Eoin Farrell 15 Forward
21Paul Doyle 17 Midfielder 90'
27Sean Brennan Midfielder
30Evan Caffrey 8 Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 15)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
UCD Bowl

University College Dublin AFC v Wexford FC

(Series 6)
0 - 6
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v University College Dublin AFC

(Series 10)
8 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
UCD Bowl

University College Dublin AFC v Wexford FC

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

Wexford FC v University College Dublin AFC

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.