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Date Time League Season
20 August 2021 8:00 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Treaty grab draw with Wexford

Treaty rescued what could be a very important point tonight as they drew 1-1 with Wexford at the Markets Field thanks to a late goal by Sean McSweeney.

After a relatively uneventful first half where neither side could really take a hold of the game, the visitors grabbed the lead on the hour mark as Kyle Robinson tucked away from close range.

McSweeney saved the hosts when he got on the end of Marc Ludden’s free kick and equalised as Treaty continue their push for an outside playoff spot.

With both Galway and Bray dropping points as well this evening, who knows how important that goal will be for the side from Limerick.

However despite Wexford not being on par with the rest of the league this year, Treaty really had to fight for the point. In fact, the Slaneysiders were the better side for numerous spells of the game.

You can see already the benefits of the positive football Ian Ryan is trying to implement at the club, and today was more just a case of not getting over the line. With only pride to play for this season though, Ryan will be a pleased man when the day is done.

The first half was as even as possible yet not scrappy. It instead saw both sides take turns at having periods of attractive link up play alongside half chances.

Jack Moylan had a couple of sights at goal early on for the visitors only for this to wake up Treaty. Kieran Hanlon and Joel Coustrain began to look sharp and started picking up space but couldn’t trouble Jimmy Corcoran in the sticks for Wexford.

Both teams always remained a threat so it was really a case of the right chance at the right moment. The away side managed to break the deadlock on the hour through a tidy finish from star man Kyle Robinson.

Treaty took their time to react despite Tommy Barrett making four changes. Wexford in fact came very close to doubling on numerous attempts at the hands of Karl Fitzsimons, but Tadhg Ryan was on fire.

Eventually McSweeney levelled for Treaty in the 84th minute after sub William Armshaw’s energy had helped them get in the mood. They came close to snatching all the spoils in the last minute but brilliance from Corcoran and the Wexford post prevented it.

  • Full Time at the Markets Field and it finishes Treaty 1-1 Wexford

  • 90'

    A flurry right at the death from Treaty as they hit the post and also forced a tremendous stop from Corcoran in a matter of seconds, but Wexford survive.

  • 84'

    Equaliser! Massive goal for the Limerick side as McSweeney finishes from Marc Ludden's free kick sending the crowd into celebration.

  • 82'

    Anthony Dolan also replaces Moylan

  • 79'

    Evan Farrell and Thomas Considine come on for Robinson and Fitzsimons for Wexford as they look to hold on

  • 78'

    Armshaw goes agonizingly close with a bizarre effort that curled onto the bar. If anyone is gonna level things for Treaty it looks like him

  • 76'

    Fitzsimons denied once more by Ryan who has had an outstanding game in the home goal and keeps Treaty in it

  • 74'

    Booking for Kevin McEvoy as Armshaw's explosive pace is already causing the visitors problems. McSweeney came close with a header from the resulting free kick

  • 70'

    The Slaneysiders have grown in confidence since taking the lead and are in full control with 20 to go. Fitzsimons has threatened for the second goal twice in the last 10 minutes, hitting the post and also bringing a good save out of Ryan in goal

  • 67'

    Barrett throwing caution to the wind now as he introduces Matt Keane and Charlie Fleming for the home side seeing McCarthy and Coustrain come off

  • 62'

    Tommy Barrett makes a double sub now perhaps responding to the goal concession. William Armshaw and Conor Melody replace Stephen Christopher and Hanlon

  • 60'

    Goal for Wexford on the hour! Kyle Robinson gets on the end of a low ball across the box and you couldn't say they haven't deserved it as they have always remained a threat in this game

  • 57'

    Decent effort again from Hanlon but Corcoran saves comfortably. With Galway trailing the three points at the Markets Field tonight have become even more important

  • 55'

    Ed McCarthy receives a yellow for the hosts

  • 50'

    Treaty starting the brighter of the teams in this second period, putting some tricky balls into the box and setting out their intention to control the game

  • 45'

    Ian Ryan makes the only change so far as Karl Manahan replaces Crowley for the visitors

  • Half time at the Markets Field and it's Treaty 0-0 Wexford

  • 45'

    Again McSweeney the victim of a late tackle and this time a card is shown to Paul Fox.

  • 43'

    Even enough game in Limerick as we approach the break and it could really go either way. Wexford have played some good football and if it wasn't for Treaty's usual composure and steel at the back they could be ahead

  • 40'

    Coustrain with a half chance on the edge after a breaking corner but he snatches at it and blasts over

  • 33'

    The visitors looking more dangerous again as Karl Fitzsimons sticks it in the net but the flag was raised. Another let off for the Treaty

  • 31'

    Another chance for Moylan and the Youths. He took it down nicely from a quick free kick but Ryan made himself big in the home goal and saved well

  • 29'

    A Late challenge from Conor Crowley leaves Sean McSweeney in pain but the referee gives nothing more than the free kick

  • 25'

    The Limerick outfit still mostly in control but Wexford look capable of hurting them through an early ball on the counter

  • 18'

    That early chance for the Slaneysiders seems to have woken up the hosts. Hanlon and Joel Coustrain have looked very lively since, picking up pockets in between the lines. Treaty look like scoring

  • 9'

    Kieran Hanlon testing the conditions now with a long range shot for the home side which caused a problem for Jimmy Corcoran for Wexford goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran

  • 7'

    First big opportunity goes to the visitors who have started brightly. First Jack Moylan forced a stop from Tadhg Ryan after some lethargic passing at the back by Treaty. Then Harry Groome hit the base of the post with the rebound shot

  • The Hosts get us underway in the Markets Field

  • Treaty see Bryan Murphy enter the first team squad for the first time since signing from Cobh and Dean George is out through injury. Captain Paul Cleary also returns from injury for Wexford and starts in the first 11

  • Kick off has now been delayed by 15 minutes

  • Hi Con Sheehan here reporting Treaty against Wexford at the Markets Field in Limerick. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:45 but a pitch inspection is currently underway due to wet conditions

Treaty Utd

1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
3Marc Ludden Defender
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender
9Kieran Hanlon 7 Forward
10Sean McSweeney Forward 84'
15Edward McCarthy 2 Midfielder 55'
17Joel Coustrain 12 Midfielder
18Stephen Christopher 16 Midfielder
23Callum McNamara Midfielder
25Mark Walsh Midfielder
44Jack Lynch Defender
30Seán McCormack Goalkeeper
2Charlie Fleming 15 Defender
7Conor Melody 9 Midfielder
8Joe Collins Midfielder
11Alan Murphy Midfielder
12Matt Keane 17 Defender
16William Armshaw 18 Midfielder
26Matthew McKevitt Defender
29Bryan Murphy Forward

Wexford FC

23Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
4Paul Cleary Defender
7Conor Crowley 8 Midfielder
9Karl Fitzsimons 19 Defender
10Jack Doherty Midfielder
11Paul Fox Midfielder 45'
15Kevin McEvoy Defender 74'
16Jack Moylan 25 Midfielder
17Kyle Robinson 2 Forward 60'
21Harry Groome Midfielder
29Lorcan Fitzgerald Defender
24Sean Martin Goalkeeper
2Thomas Considine 17 Defender
6Jack Connolly Midfielder
8Karl Manahan 7 Forward
14Tyler Dunphy Midfielder
19Evan Farrell 9 Forward
25Anthony Dolan 16 Midfielder
26Ayman Yousif Forward
28Donal Porter Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 11)
1 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Treaty United

6 - 4
eLOI-Group B
Online Event

Wexford FC v Treaty United

(Round 2)
1 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Jackman Park

Treaty United v Wexford FC

Ground

Markets Field
Markets Field, Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, V94 AY9C, Ireland

21 year old sports journalist from Drogheda. Student at Dublin City University. Drogheda United Correspondent for FinalWhistle.ie