Wicklow pick up a point against Meath
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.