Wexford led by eight points – 1: 8 to 0: 3 at the end of the first half in that clash of Allianz Football League Division 4 when they had the strong breeze behind them. Daithi Waters competed for The Model County for the 100th time. grab the goal of his side.
Ben Brosnan scored the best in the crowd – the Castletown man and Wexford captain led by example, producing a match ad man who scored seven points (five free kicks) off his team’s 1:13 record.
Wexford had started better from the start, leading 0-6 to 0-1 after just 15 minutes, with Brosnan scoring four free kicks and Tubritt taking two out of the game.
Waters’ goal came after the Wexford slalwart kicked a dangerous high ball at Donal O’Sullivan in the Limerick goal, but the Monaleen goalkeeper pushed the ball off the crossbar and then over the line as the green flag was raised to open became gate.
With the wind in their favor, Limerick looked like they had the momentum in the second half and seemed confident of making a comeback and scoring 1-3 within 10 minutes of the restart.
Billy Lee’s side scored just three minutes after the break when substitutes Sean McSweeney and Tommy Griffin worked well together at halftime and immediately made an impact on the game.
McSweeney’s great effort towards goal found Griffin when he shot into the back of the net to narrow the deficit to five points.
Corbett, Treacy and Bourke grabbed three in a row for Limerick to make it a two-point game before the water break in the second half.
But Limerick tried to get going again afterwards. Three Wexford points bring another five between the sides.
Billy Lee’s side managed to beat Wexford 4-0 to 2-0 in the final quarter but failed to achieve their all-important goal.
Limerick almost found the net in the last game, but Enright’s attempt hit the post and went wide after an excellent game in the form of Bourke.
The result keeps both sides on the hunt for promotion as Limerick faces a trip to Sligo this weekend, knowing a win will end their four-year stint in Division 4.
Wexford, meanwhile, must overcome neighbors Wicklow to be promoted.
Six teams can still finish in the top two promotion spots – Limerick, Wicklow and Wexford each have eight points, Antrim seven and both Sligo and Carlow six points.
Limerick: D O’Sullivan; S. O’Dea, B. Fanning, P. Maher; T. McCarthy (0-1), I. Corbett (0-2), G. Brown, D. Treacy (0-1); T. Childs, P. De Bruin, C. Fahy (0-1), A. Enright (0-1), H. Bourke (0-2, 2f) S. O’Carroll, P. Scanlon (0-2)
Subs: S McSweeney for S O’Carroll (h / t), T Griffin (1: 0) for T Childs (h / t), K Ryan for P De Bruin (h / t), C Sheehan for P Scanlon (48) C McSweeney for G Brown (61).
Wexford: P Doyle; M. O’Connor, G. Sheehan, E. Porter; G. Malone (0-1), B. Malone, S. Ryan (0-1); N Hughes, D Waters (1: 0); A Tobin, D Shanley (0-1), E Nolan; K O ‚Grady (0-1), J Tubritt (0-2), B Brosnan (0-7, fünf freie) (Capt.)
Subs: N Doyle for D Waters (46), J Stafford for S Ryan (48), T Byrne for E Nolan (61), M Rossiter for J Tubritt (65), S Nolan for D Shanley (67).
referee: Sean Lonergan (Tipperary)
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