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Wexford 1-23 (26) v Westmeath 0-15
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Game at a glance:
A strong second half show saw Wexford run out 11 point winners over Westmeath. An early goal inside the first 25 second set the tone but it was the performance of Ciaran Lyng that stole the show. The forward putting in a man of the match performance with 10 points. Dessie Dolan was the best of the lake county men with 8 points. Louth or Carlow are up next for Wexford in the semi finals while its the qualifier’s for Westmeath who will need to work on their discipline and defending if they are to progress.
Full time Thats it Wexford run out easy winners
71min Westmeath can get themselves ready for the qualifier, it will be a hard journey back up. 30 seconds to go
70min 2 minutes of added time
69min Yet another free, Brosnan takes it, curls it in, not cleared, breaks for another point.
68min 2 minutes to go, there won’t be too much added time
67min That man Dolan again, his 8th now. Reduces it to 11
66min Westmeath with a wide.
65min Lyng goes off the applause, its been a man of the match performance. Super display and the crowd liked it too.
64min Dolan gets his 7th point of the day, more than half of the Westmeath scores.
63min Decides not to shoot hitting low to brosnan but he can’t get a shot in and it comes back to Lyng who makes no mistake.
62min Lyng fouled yet again. – another free. Indiscipline has cost Westmeath greatly today.
60min Glennon gets his 4th of the day to reduce lead to 12 – not enough to merit talk of a comeback, they need goals.
60min Great Chance for Wexford – but it goes wide. Should have done better there
59min Card number 6 for Westmeath as the sub Murtagh, only on, gets book. Wexford take off some players with the job seemingly done, just over 10min to go
58min Poor effort from Lyng, but he’s allowed one bad kick.
57min Another Wexford free buts its not a scoring chance. Westmeath get another booking as they foul from the free, its closer this time. Lyng range?
56min John Heslin from his own half scores a point – only the 2nd of the second half for Westmeath
52min 14 points in it as Flynn punishes another Westmeath attack thats broken up.
50min Lyng again, no doubt now who the man of the match is. Fantastic display by the 24 year old.
49min Another point, everything is being punished. Louth or Carlow beckoning now.
48min Daly misses when it was easier to score, thought he had won a free but ref waved played on. Another man in maroon booked.
48min Brosnan with yet another free. Wexford in control and killing the game. Westmeath look like they’ve giving up, plenty to play for
47min Another yellow card for Westmeath, its a 4th for them, they need to careful, Another free this time.
45min Good advantage by the ref there as he allows play to continue and Brosnan takes full advantage with a point. Wexford having it easy
44min Brosnan with another easy free, 8 in it.
43min Wexford wins another free, three of the Westmeath backline on cards so they need to be careful, Ref having a chat there with the players
41min The one man Ciaran Lyng show continues as he nets another point
41min Brosnan hits the 45 wide
40min Bradley with a shot for Wexford but it hits of a westmeath player and its a 45
38min Dolan gets his 6th of the day
38min Dolan, with 5 already, takes a free for Westmeath. Heslin is on for Westmeath.
37min Bradley gets us underway with a point, should have been a call and the umpires thought so too as they raise the wrong flag. All is right now.
36min Second half underway
Half time Ref calls it after that free, Wexford go in 6 points ahead thanks to an early goal from Redmond Barry and a fine individual performance from Ciaran Lyng who has scored 7 points.
35min A third yellow for Wesmeath, James Dolan this time. Their 3rd of the game. Lyng punishes them with another point.
34min Good score from Finnan, stops the rot. Wexford has been strong the last 5 minutes.
34min Quick free catches Westmeath out and the goal scorer Barry gets a point
33min Free to Wexford, but could have gone the otherway as Harte was sent to the ground.
32min Lyng turns creator, setting up Roche for a point. 5 ahead now
32min Well worked by Westmeath but easy for the Wexford keeper. – Wexford break
31min Lyng again, no doubt who is the early man of the match , his 6th point.
30min Yellow card for Martin – Brosnan down again, free kick for Wexford
29min That man Lyng again, getting his 5th point of the day
27min Denis Glennon leads by example with a fine score from the kick out
26min Brosnan with a point again. Lead out to 3
25min A wide there for Wexford, Lyng, who has been impressive. Both defences are being very generous with their marking
23min Glennon scores a fine point, the lead is down to a point
22min Brosna gets its
21min Wexford free, Bradley taken down on the 14m line, assistance has been called for Bradley
21min Ball eventually comes to Dolan but its cleared. Wexford break and hit the post
20min Bit sloppy last from minutes from Westmeath – they can’t clear their lines.
17min Dolan is one fire, his 4th of the day
16min Lyng with a lovely point, he’s causing problems for Westmeath
15min A lovely point from Dessie Dolan, 35 yards out. 1 point in it
13min Dual star Paul Greville scores a free for Westmeath
12min Ciaran Lyng with a pointed free for Wexford
11min Denis Glennon responds for Westmeath – good game so far.
10min Strong response from Wexford and Redmond Barry, the goal lead is restored
9min Dessie Dolan puts it over in front of the goal – his second point. Westmeath back in it.
8min Big ball into Dolan but too much on it and it goes out. Wexford have possession now
7min Dessie Dolan gets the lake county of the mark with a nice point
6min Shane Roche with Wexford’s first wide
4min Glennon with another ball that goes wide.
2min Lyng with a point punishing Westmeath for losing possession
1min Westmeath respond with a Denis Glennon point
1min What a start for Wexford, a goal for Barry in side the opening minute straight from the throw in
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Wexford: A Masterson; J Wadding, G Molloy, B Malone; A Flynn, D Murphy, A Doyle; R Quinlivan, D Waters; S Roche, C Lyng, B Brosnan; C Morris, E Bradley, R Barry.
Westmeath: G Connaughton; F Boyle, K Gavin, A Finnan; G Egan, K Martin, D Harte; D Daly, D Corroon; P Sharry, David Glennon, C Lynam; P Greville, Denis Glennon (captain), D Dolan.
Subs: D Quinn, J Gaffey, J Dolan, M Curley, M Ennis, J Heslin, B Murtagh, C Jordan, C McCormack, P Tormey, A Giles.
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