First
Date: 8 p.m. May 22, 2009
Venue: Ferrycarrig Park
Att: 711
TV:

Gavin Doyle 30' -
Scored: 30'


Scored: 73'
- Paddy Madden 73'

Scored: 73'
- Anthony Flood 73'

Red: 79'
- David McAllister 79'



Wexford Youths 1 - 2 Shelbourne

Fri, May 22 2009
Friday night’s encounter between Wexford Youths and Shelbourne saw the game swing in the second half as the away side caught the home defence napping with two quick, well orchestrated goals inside two minutes through Paddy Madden and Anthony Flood. Shels had gone behind to a Gavin Doyle goal midway through the first half. The win sees Shelbourne pull six points away from the Slaneysiders with a game in hand and six goals to the good in goal difference at this early stage of the season.

The home side looked to have taken the lead as early as the fourth minute when Conor Sinnott sprinted onto a Liam O’Loughlin pass to beat Kevin Doherty and cross for Gavin Doyle to tap in unmarked at the back post. The Youths striker was ruled marginally offside despite the manic celebrations of the Warrior supporters. Shels first chance came through good interplay between Madden and Quigley, the former knocking down a routine long ball for the latter to strike at Holden without conviction. Barring some target practice from distance through Baker and Fitzgerald and a Breen snap shot from a Sinnott corner, neither keeper was really made to work until the 32nd minute when the Youths took the lead.

Johnny Flynn O’Connor worked some space down the left in his own half and fed Fitzgerald whose run beat Brennan only for the defender to intercept his by-line cross out for a corner. Sinnott swung the result in from the left and White flicked it on for Gavin Doyle to score his eight goal of the season. The Reds almost saw an equaliser after 39 minutes when Quigley ran onto a bouncing ball, controlled and struck from distance only to see White get across to block his shot out for a corner which was then cleared.

The second half saw Peter Hynes come on for Hedderman as Shels looked to change their positioning. The change had little impact. Conor Sinnott had a high effort from distance and that was followed by a controlled volley from Liam O’Loughlin straight at Delaney.

In the 72nd minute, Crawley supplied a deep cross from the left that was knocked down by Flood to the on loan Madden who buried from six yards as the home defence froze. The fact that the same three players combined within two minutes to see Madden turn provider in almost identical circumstances for Flood to finish came as a killer blow for the Youths, both goals stemming from Crawley crosses from the left.

Despite McAllister seeing red for a second yellow with 11 minutes to go for chopping down O’Loughlin, the home side failed to make any head way and were undone by the experience of the Reds team who saw out the remainder of the game with little mistake. Garret McCurtain’s run onto a Gavin Doyle header saw him get ahead of the keeper only to fall to ground under little contact, which earned him a yellow card for diving and was the last significant action of the game. The Youths will now have to take stock with a tricky away trip to Waterford next Saturday next in the League.

Wexford Team: 20 Packie Holden; 27 Johnny Flynn O’Connor, 28 Anto Russell, 29 Peter White, 30 David Breen,, 32 Liam O’Loughlin; 31 Conor Sinnott (Capt), 34 David Miller (Dempsey, 85min), 35 Patsey Malone (yellow, 78min); 36 Gavin Doyle, 37 Ritchie Fitzgerald (McCurtain, 60min (yellow, 91,min). Subs: 38 Martin Kehoe, 39 Garrett Wallace, 41 Garret McCurtain, 42 Shane Dempsey, 43 Paul Rossiter.

Shelbourne Team: 1 Dean Delaney; 2 Damien Brennan (Capt), 3 David Crawley, 4 Robbie Hedderman (Hynes, 45min), 5 Kevin Doherty; 6 Mark O’Brien, 7 David McCallister (Yellow, 2min, yellow 79min, Red), 8 Stephen Quigley (McGill, 69min), 11 Ritchie Baker; 9 Paddy Madden, 10 Anthony Flood. Subs: 12 Peter Hynes, 14 David McGill, 17 Jordan McMillan, 18 Keith Murray, 20 Vinny Whelan.

Ref: Rob Rogers.

Attendance: 711.

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Johnny Flynn O’Connor, kept his side of the pitch free all evening and found space to dig out when under pressure – combines excellently with Miller and O’Loughlin and is progressing with each game.


Wexford
Packie Holden
Goalkeeper
David Breen
Defender
Johnny Flynn O'Connor
Defender
Anto Russell
Defender
Peter White
Defender
Paul Malone
78Booked: 78'
Midfielder
Dave Miller
Midfielder
Liam O'Loughlin
Midfielder
Conor Sinnott
Midfielder
Gavin Doyle
30Scored: 30'
Forward
Richard Fitzgerald
Forward

Substitutes
Shane Dempsey
Midfield
Martin Kehoe
Defender
Gareth McCurtin
91Booked: 91'
Defender
Paul Rossiter
Defender
Gareth Wallace
Midfield
Shelbourne
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Robbie Hedderman
Defender
Kevin Doherty
Defender
David Crawley
Defender
Damien Brennan
Defender
Stephen Quigley
Midfielder
Mark O'Brien
Midfielder
David McAllister
Midfielder
2Booked: 2'
79Sent off: 79'
Richie Baker
Midfielder
Paddy Madden
Forward
73Scored: 73'
Anthony Flood
Forward
73Scored: 73'

Substitutes
Vinny Whelan
Goalkeeper
Keith Murray
Midfield
Jordan McMillan
Defender
David McGill
Midfield
Peter Hynes
Forward


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