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Derry make light work of Wexford in football qualifiers

The home side took advantage of conditions in Owenbeg today.

Mark Lynch and Kieran Butler contest possession.
Mark Lynch and Kieran Butler contest possession.
Image: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Derry 1-16

Wexford 0-10

WEXFORD WERE UNABLE to reproduce the heroics that saw them best Down recently as Derry comfortably came out on top of today’s Round 2B Qualifier at Owenbeg.

While throw-in delayed by 10 minutes due to traffic congestion, Derry were not slow to start with scores from Eoin Bradley, Enda Lynn and Cailean O’Boyle giving them a 0-3 to 0-1 lead in the early stages; Ben Brosnan’s free into a strong breeze the sole response for Wexford.

A score from Aidan Flynn put just a point between the sides ten minutes before the break but it was the last time the visitors troubled the scoreboard in the first half… at least at the correct end.

A speculative Derry effort bounced off the bar before appearing to be turned into his own net by Brian Malone, further scores from Benny Heron and Danny Heavron giving them a seven point lead at the break; 1-8 to 0-4.

Despite having the advantage of a strong breeze in the second, Wexford were unable to close the gap and rand out comfortable nine point winners.

More to follow.

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