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Date: 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 2016
Venue: Ferrycarrig Park
Att: 507
TV:

Scored: 26'
- Ian Bermingham 26'



League Report: Wexford Youths 0 - 1 St Patrick's Athletic

Tue, Aug 02 2016

Buckley's Saints got back to winning ways on Monday night. Credit: Darragh Connolly

Wexford Youths remain in the relegation play off position after a 1-0 defeat at home to St Patrick’s Athletic on Monday evening in Ferrycarrig Park.

 

Shane Keegan’s side were outplayed for most of the 90 minutes, but late chances from Danny Furlong and Andy Mulligan almost salvaged an equaliser to Ian Bermingham’s first-half strike.

 

St Pats started brighter and and Wexford Youths defender Gary Delaney had to be on high alert as he blocked Graham Kelly's strike in the opening five minutes. Kelly had another chance minutes later when his header forced Doyle into a smart save.

 

The visitors continued to press and Timlin’s header from Conan Byrne’s right-wing forced Doyle into an even better save

 

And St Pats made their dominance count soon after with a goal of real quality on 27 minutes. St Pats fulback Ian Bermingham picked up a Youths clearance and played a one-two with Christy Fagan on the edge of the Youths penalty box, before firing a low, left-footed strike into the bottom corner of Graham Doyle’s goal.

 

Jonny Bonner and Danny Furlong had chances to level before the break but neither could find a way past St Pats keeper Clarke.

 

On the hour mark when O’Brien fed Byrne down the right for the visitors, but Billy Dennehy's headed effort drifted just wide of Doyle’s back post.

 

Shane Keegan’s team almost levelled with 12 minutes to go. Subs Aidan Keenan and Conor O’Keefe combined down the right and the latter crossed for Furlong, but his acrobatic overhead kick was just over Brendan’s Clarke’s crossbar.

 

Danny Furlong went closer again inside the last five minutes. Subsitute Shane Dempsey’s ball from the back wasn’t cleared by the visitors defence and that saw Furlong strike past Clarke, but St Pats defender Darren Dennehy got back on the goalline to hook the ball clear and maintain their narrow lead.

 

Andy Mulligan went close in the final minutes to levelling but his header from Furlong’s left-wing cross couldn’t find the target. St Pats jump to sixth in the league table, while Wexford Youths remain second from bottom.

 

Wexford Youths: Graham Doyle; Craig McCabe, Gary Delaney, Stephen Last, Lee Grace; Aidan Friel (Aidan Keenan 61), Jonny Bonner, Chris Kenny (Shane Dempsey 83), Shane Dunne (Conor O’Keefe 77); Andy Mulligan; Danny Furlong.
Subs Not Used: Peter Higgins, Paul Brennan, Gavin Dowling, Andrew O’Connor.
Yellow Cards: Aidan Keenan

 

St Patrick’s Athletic: Brendan Clarke; Ger O’Brien, Darren Dennehy, Sean Hoare, Ian Bermingham; Conan Byrne, Keith Treacy, Graham Kelly (Sam Verdon 87), Mark Timlin (Steven Kinsella 83); Billy Dennehy, Christy Fagan. 
Subs Not Used: Dinny Corcoran, Rory Feely, Conor O’Malley, Jamie McGrath, Michael Barker.
Yellow Cards: Billy Dennehy

 

Referee: Graham Kelly.

 

 



Wexford
Graham Doyle
Goalkeeper
Gary Delaney
Defender
Lee Grace
Defender
Stephen Last
Defender
Craig McCabe
Defender
Jonny Bonner
Midfielder
Shane Dunne
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Aidan Friel
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Midfielder
Chris Kenny
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Midfielder
Andy Mulligan
Midfielder
Danny Furlong
Forward

Substitutes
Gavin Dowling
Goalkeeper
Shane Dempsey
82'
82Subbed On: 82'
Midfield
Paul Brennan
Midfield
Peter Higgins
Midfield
Aidan Keenan
61'
61Subbed On: 61'
67Booked: 67'
Forward
Andrew O'Connor
Midfield
Conor O'Keeffe
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Defender
St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Ian Bermingham
Defender
26Scored: 26'
52Booked: 52'
Darren Dennehy
Defender
Sean Hoare
Defender
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
75Booked: 75'
Conan Byrne
Midfielder
Graham Kelly
Midfielder 87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Mark Timlin
Midfielder 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Keith Treacy
Midfielder
Christy Fagan
Forward

Substitutes
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
Michael Barker
Defender
Rory Feely
Midfield
Steven Kinsella
Forward
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
Jamie McGrath
Midfield
Conor O'Malley
Goalkeeper
Sam Verdon
Forward
87Subbed On: 87'
87'


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