League of Ireland First Division
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 29, 2011
Venue: Ferrycarrig Park
Ref: Darren Coombes
Att:

Adrian Faherty 23' - Own Goal

Darragh Walshe 42' - Goal

Tom Elmes 57' - Goal

Paul Malone 69' - Goal

Dean Broaders 88' - Goal

Goal - James Whelan 8'

Goal - James Whelan 16'



Wexford Youths -v- Salthill Devon

Sat, Oct 29 2011

 

It’s a case of last versus second last as Wexford Youths host Salthill Devon in Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday night (Kick-off 7.45). 

 

Supporters of both these sides will be hoping the players have left their best ‘til last after disappointing league campaigns. And while the ramifications for finishing last remain to be seen, both sides will be desperate to avoid bottom spot.

 

If the hosts are to avoid that unenviable status, they will have to halt a 12 game winless streak which dates back to the middle of July when Noel O’Connor’s men narrowly overcame Waterford United.

 

Since then, though, Wexford have shipped 33 goals including that 6-0 hammering by Limerick in September. Also in that period was the 2-1 loss to Salthill Devon – the last time the two sides met. Emmet Shaw and Timmy Molloy were the goal scorers on that day and Mick Wallace’s outfit will have to be much tighter at the back to avoid a similar outcome.

 

Speaking during the week, Youths’ manager O’Connor stressed the importance of victory tonight: “Your next game is always your biggest, but there was an air of inevitability that it was going to come down to this and obviously no team wants to finish bottom and Wexford Youths wouldn’t be any different.”

 

Despite their difficulties, Salthill will be full of confidence having beaten Wexford twice this season. By his own admission, Salthill boss Paul ‘Skee’ McGee promised his side will go all out for the win and with the returning James Whelan, Devon will likely go for a four-four-two formation. The Galway club are further boosted by the fact that they have no injury or suspension concerns which means McGee has a full squad to choose from.

 

Speaking to Galway Bay FM, McGee said: “It would be absolutely fantastic if we could sign of with a win. We need the big “W” urgently!”

 

Both sides will be desperate for the win but Salthill, with a full squad, have a great opportunity to continue their winning hoodoo over the Youths.

 

Wexford Youths

Injured: Craig Wall (ankle)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Packie Holden, Danny Furlong and Ben Ryan.

 

Salthill Devon

Injured: Unavailable

Doubtful: Unavailable

Suspended: None

 

Referee: Darren Coombes.

PaddyPower odds: Wexford Evns, Draw 12/5, Salthill 21/10.

ExtraTime.ie prediction: 2-1 to the visitors.



Wexford FC
Sean Allen
Goalkeeper
Mark Phelan
Defender
Karl Keogh
Defender
Martin Kehoe
Defender
James Dermody
Defender
Shane Nolan
Midfielder
Paul Malone
69Scored: 69'
Midfielder
Shane Dempsey
Midfielder
Dean Broaders
88Scored: 88'
Midfielder
Tom Elmes
57Scored: 57'
Forward
Darragh Walshe
42Scored: 42'
Forward

Substitutes
Donal Shanley
Midfield
Michael Mullen
Forward
Craig McCabe
Defender
Aidan Lehane
Defender
Eoin Kinsella
Midfield
David Grincell
Forward
Ben Duffy
Midfield
Salthill Devon
Adrian Faherty
Goalkeeper
23OG: 23'
Phil Donnelly
Defender
Cian Fadden
Defender
Colm Horgan
Defender
Paddy Quinlan
Defender
Brian Geraghty
Midfielder
Eugene Greaney
Midfielder
Robbie Porter
Midfielder
James Whelan
Midfielder
8Scored: 8'
16Scored: 16'
Brian Gaffney
Forward
Paul Smyth
Forward

Substitutes
Charlie Burke
Forward
Ronan Burke
Goalkeeper
Gerry Dolan
Forward
Luke McConnell
Midfield
Timmy Molloy
Forward


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