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Men’s Match Report: Wexford FC (A)

Substitutes Make the Difference in Wexford 

Athlone rescued a draw in Ferrycarraig Park on the 3rd of May 2024 playing out a 2-2 against Wexford.

Athlone started well and created a few chances in the first half could have found the front after 14 minutes when the bright Amwardo Oakley crossed the ball and Dean Ebbe almost turned it in at the front post.

Wexford had their own chance shortly after when Thomas Oluwa held the ball well and laid off the ball to Mark Hanratty who shot from 19 yards out but it was easily saved by Enda Minogue.

The hosts started to turn up the pressure and in the 19th minute Mikie Rowe showed great feet to create a chance to run at goal but again Minogue saved well. From the resulting throw in, a long throw into the box wasn’t dealt with and after two penalty shouts Rowe fired the ball into the bottom corner putting the hosts 1-0 up.

Athlone could have got one back in the 24th minute when Tetteh played in Mujaguzi but he couldn’t connect with it cleanly having been well martialled by the Wexford defenders.

Thomas Oluwa had a chance to double the lead when he broke through but only for goalkeeper Minogue it would have been 2-0. From the resulting corner it was 2-0, Ethan Boyle lost his marker and powered his header home at the front post. 

Just before halftime Athlone could have nicked one, a Brian Torre cross was headed towards goal by Ebbe but it was well kept out Owen Mason in the Wexford goal.

Dario rang the changes at half time introducing Jamar, Aaron and Jamal. Athlone had it all to do and piled on the pressure in the opening few minutes. From a corner in the opening minutes of the second half that was bouncing around the box and fell to German who side footed the ball home and Athlone were back in the game.

Both teams were creating chances, and it was anyone’s game. Athlone finally got the breakthrough in fortuitous circumstances. In the 81st minute a Jamar Campion-Hinds long throw was turned into his own net by Cian O’Malley. Both teams had chances to win the game and despite a scoring app indicating Athlone had won it the game finished 2-2 with a share of the points going to both teams.

Following match day twelve this result sees Athlone move fifth and Wexford move fourth in the table both on nineteen points.

Full-Time Score: Wexford FC 2-2 Athlone Town AFC

Athlone Town AFC: Enda Minogue, German Fuentes Rodriguez, Daniel McKenna, Dylan Hand, Dean Ebbe, Carl Mujaguzi (Shane Forbes 92’), Amardo Akeem Oakley, Oisin Duffy © (Jamar Campion-Hinds), Brian Torre, Matthew Leal (Aaron Connolly 45’), Gideon Tetteh (Jamal Ibrahim 45’)

Unused Substitutes: Andrew Stuart Trainor, Shaun O Donnell, Divine Izekor, Brendan Lauder, Ciaran Nolan.

Goals: Wexford – Mikie Rowe (12′), Ethan Boyle (18′). Athlone – German Fuentes (51′), Cian O’Malley OG (81′).

Bookings: None

Attendance: 252

AthloneTownAFC.ie Man of The Match: Aaron Connolly