1 - 2
FT

Luke Turner 60' -
Scored: 60'


Scored: 11'
- Kevin Knight 11'

Scored: 48'
- Dean Casey 48'


League Report: Wexford 1 - 2 Cabinteely

Sun, Mar 28 2021

None Credit: Eoin Smith

Kevin Dooney reports from Ferrycarrig Park

Pre-match talk of Dean Casey flying in preseason proved to be no exaggeration as Casey’s left foot guided Cabinteely to a 2-1 victory away to Wexford.

On a bitter night in the southeast Cabo took little time to warm up, registering four corners in the first eight minutes.

Keith Dalton and Casey took turns peppering the Wexford box from left and right respectively as Cabo looked a constant threat.

This threat came good after eight minutes as Casey’s in swinging corner found Kevin Knight’s head at the back post with Knight’s downward header reaching the back of the net over the head of the Wexford defender standing at the post.

Wexford responded well after the shaky start and had a few minutes very much in the ascendency resulting in multiple corners as Cabo players threw themselves in front of successive shots leaving debutant keeper Adam Hayden with little to do.

The game settled after its frantic first third as Cabo continued to use corners as their main form of attack without really threatening the Wexford goal.

Cabinteely started the second half in a similar vain to the first with corners coming thick and fast after the restart.

Defenders again proved threatening as Andy O’Brien, filling the tall man number five role vacated by Conor Keeley, could only find the post with his header.

Cabo again struck the goalframe on 50 minutes, only this time Dean Casey’s thunderous 30-yard free kick came off the inside of the post and made its way into the back of the net.

The two-goal cushion was short lived as set pieces again showed their importance in this division with Wexford captain Luke Turner getting his head on the second ball from a corner near the hour mark to set up a cagey last half hour.

Cabo’s good fortune appeared to be running dry as Wexford once again applied the pressure and the referee booked Cabo sub Alex Aspil, who had replaced an injured Eoin Massey in the first half, despite Aspil seemingly making solid contact with the ball.

Cabo continued to show promise though, racking up their fourteenth corner of the night on seventy minutes.

Soon after Kieran Marty Waters showed skills reminiscent of winning the 2017 First Division Player of the Season award as he skipped past several defenders only to unselfishly attempt a failed square ball.

Wexford were again under pressure as keeper Tom Murphy kick out rebounded off his own defender and fell to the feet of Marty Waters with Dean Casey only able to find the side netting from the resulting play.

Cabo rejuvenated tired legs with a triple substitution seeing two more players make their competitive debuts in the final ten minutes.

Wexford created chances but failed to truly test Hayden as Cabo held out for a deserved but nervy 2-1 victory.

Cabo end the first night of fixtures top by the width of a wide vowel from Cork City who they will face next Friday (April 2nd) in Stradbrook as they seek to make Good Friday a Great Friday.

 

Wexford: Tom Murphy; Alex O’Hanlon, Paul Cleary, Luke Turner (c), James Carroll; Paul Fox, Karl Manahan (Jack Connolly 85’), Conor Crowley (Jack Doherty 72’), Harry Groome; Kyle Robinson (Success Edogun 77’) Karl Fitzsimons

Subs not used: Jimmy Corcoran, Daniel Dobbin, Jack Larkin, Evan Farrell

 

Cabinteely: Adam Hayden; Kevin Knight (c), Andy O’Brien, Dan Blackbyrne; Dean Casey (Jordan Payne 80’), Zak O’Neill, Eoin Massey (Alex Aspil 40’), Vilius Labutis, Keith Dalton; Kieran Marty Waters (Niall Barnes 80’), Sean McDonald (Mitchell Byrne 80’)

Subs not used: Harry Halwax, Luke Clucas, Luke McWilliams, Deane Watters, Kieran Butler

 

Referee: Mark Moynihan.

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Dean Casey (Cabinteely).


Wexford
LMay 14, 2021
Galway 1 - 0 Wexford
LMay 21, 2021
Wexford 0 - 1 Bray
WMay 28, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Wexford
LJune 11, 2021
Wexford 1 - 2 Treaty United
LJune 18, 2021
Wexford 0 - 1 Shels
Tom Murphy 1
Goalkeeper
Alex O'Hanlon 3
Defender
Paul Cleary 4
Defender
James Carroll 5
Defender
Luke Turner 23
Scored: 60'
Midfielder
Harry Groome 21
Midfielder
Paul Fox 11
Midfielder
Karl Fitzsimons 9
Midfielder
Conor Crowley 7
72'
72Subbed Off: Jack Doherty 72'
Midfielder
Kyle Robinson 17
77'
77Subbed Off: Success Edogun 77'
Forward
Karl Manahan 8
85'
85Subbed Off: Jack Connolly 85'
Forward

Substitutes
Jack Larkin 12
Midfield
Evan Farrell 19
Forward
Success Edogun 13
77'
77Subbed On: Kyle Robinson 77'
Unknown
Jack Doherty 10
72'
72Subbed On: Conor Crowley 72'
Midfield
Daniel Dobbin 20
Defender
Jimmy Corcoran 30
Goalkeeper
Jack Connolly
85'
85Subbed On: Karl Manahan 85'
Unknown
Cabinteely
LMay 14, 2021
Bray 3 - 0 Cabinteely
WMay 21, 2021
Cabinteely 2 - 1 Treaty United
LMay 28, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Wexford
WJune 11, 2021
Cork 0 - 2 Cabinteely
LJune 18, 2021
Galway 1 - 0 Cabinteely
1 Adam Hayden
Goalkeeper
Andy O'Brien
Defender
15 Eoin Massey
Defender
3 Kevin Knight
Defender
Scored: 11'
7 Keith Dalton
Defender
2 Daniel Blackbyrne
Defender
11 Sean McDonald
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: Mitchell Byrne 80'
16 Vilius Labutis
Midfielder
22 Dean Casey
Midfielder
Scored: 48'
80'
80Subbed Off: Jordan Payne 80'
10 Marty Waters
Forward 80'
80Subbed Off: Niall Barnes 80'
8 Zak O'Neill
Forward

Substitutes
28 Deane Watters
Forward
Jordan Payne
Midfield 80'
80Subbed On: Dean Casey 80'
19 Luke McWilliams
Midfield
Harry Halwax
Goalkeeper
9 Luke Clucas
Midfield
Mitchell Byrne
Defender 80'
80Subbed On: Sean McDonald 80'
30 Kieran Butler
Defender
12 Niall Barnes
Midfield 80'
80Subbed On: Marty Waters 80'
6 Alex Aspil
Defender
Booked: 66'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. March 26, 2021

Venue:

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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