Wick­low pick up a point against Meath

Bray People - - Sport -

Meath League 1, Wick­low League 1: Both sides knew go­ing into this clash that their names weren’t go­ing to be en­graved on the Os­car Traynor Tro­phy come the end of the sea­son but that didn’t stop them from play­ing out a very hard-fought and com­pet­i­tive match last Thurs­day at Oriel Park.

OS­CAR TRAYNOR TRO­PHY Early on Wick­low’s star man from their de­feat to AUL Owen Fox had to be called into action to deny a Meath striker from no more than ten yards.

Fox could do noth­ing five min­utes later though to pre­vent Meath from tak­ing the league.

A long ball over the top to a Meath striker was ad­judged to be on­side and he then squared to Meath’s num­ber seven who con­verted the chance from a few yards out. The goalscorer then went close with a free-kick be­fore Fox had to be on his toes once more to deny Meath’s num­ber nine.

In the sec­ond-half Shane Greene’s men gave a much bet­ter ac­count of them­selves and Jack Dou­glas’ great run and shot forced a good save out of the Meath ‘keeper.

Then came the vis­i­tors’ equaliser af­ter Rath­new man Barry Mer­nagh headed home a cor­ner-kick.

The Gar­den County could well have gone ont o win it with a few shots go­ing close late on and Tony Har­ris hav­ing a goal ruled out for a very un­cer­tain off­side flag but alas it wasn’t to be and Wick­low fin­ish level on points with Meath in third place.

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