Originally known as Wexford Youths, the club rebranded to Wexford FC in 2017. Two years previously the Ferrycarrig Park outfit won the League of Ireland First Division; but were subsequently relegated from the top-flight; and have remained in the second-tier ever since, finishing in the bottom two.
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A thoroughly entertaining affair at Eamonn Deacy Park saw the spoils shared as Galway United drew 2-2 with Wexford on Friday evening.
Rob Manley scored first for the hosts but Wexford responded immediately, firstly through Conor Barry finishing into the bottom right corner. The turnaround was complete three minutes later as Barry turned provider for the second, a corner that ricocheted off a United defender and past Kearns.
Stephen Walsh had a whole host of chances and finally got what he deserved just after the hour mark, equalizing for United.
The weather was perfect for football in Galway this evening as Galway hosts Wexford in a battle of the two inform sides in the first division.
It was just after the 15th minute when tonight’s hosts opened the scoring. Galway were starting to turn the screw, and their first corner of the game was taken short, Bastian Hery had a cross-shot that caused mayhem in the Wexford box and after a couple deflections, Rob Manley was there to poke home to give the Tribesmen the lead.
The away side did not stay behind for long. Wexford turned over the ball in midfield and the two Conor’s linked up with some clever play including a backheel pass to open space, and within seconds the Youths were 3v2 going forward. Conor Barry picked up the ball at the edge of the box and with his right foot calmly placed it in the bottom corner to equalise.
And within a few minutes, the Youths had turned the game on its head completely, Wexford took the lead shortly after the 21st minute. Conor Barry involved once again, his right-footed corner bouncing around the penalty area, bouncing off a United centre-back and in the bottom left corner, nothing Kearns could do about it.
Galway had the better of the chances before the break, two coming from leading scorer Stephen Walsh. The first, Walsh’s shot off a cross producing an excellent save from Alex Moody. The second had Moody beaten off a Max Hemmings cross but Walsh’s header trickled just past the right post.
Both teams understandably started to show some fatigue in the final minutes of the half after a frantic first half. The score at the break, Galway United 1-2 Wexford,
Stephen Walsh had the hosts opening two chances of the half, the first producing another incredible save from Alex Moody, and the second another header hitting the crossbar, but at the 5th time of asking, Walsh finally got what his work deserved.
Walsh managed to block Alex Moody’s attempted clearance from the box, and finally, with a bit of luck the ball ricocheted his way and he smashed home in the net to level the game.
Both teams struggled to create much towards the end of the game, Walsh and Lomboto had headers that didn’t connect with the target as Wexford sat back soaking up the pressure.
Galway will feel the more hard done by as they had chances to win it, and now fall further behind Cork. For Wexford, their incredible run of form continues.
Full time in Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway United 2-2 Wexford.
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