Wanderers and Athy share top spot
A WIN at Park Lane on Sunday for the Wexford Wanderers Senior first team against Midland Warriors means the Leinster League Division 2B battle is closer than ever, with Wexford and Athy now jointly leading the pack with 32 points apiece.
A healthier points difference for Wexford is all that divides the teams.
A slow start for the Wexford side gave the impression Sunday’s meeting would be a low-scoring one.
An initial penalty, successfully kicked by Richie Waters, got the home side on the board first.
Winger Callum Murphy then showed yet again that his speed and agility is second to none, defeating all opposition to score the home side’s first try, which Waters dutifully converted.
The midlanders fought back and managed to scrape back a penalty and unconverted try to give them their only eight points.
Thirsty for action, Waters added to his two points with another seven, bringing the game to 17-8 to the home side at half-time.
The second-half showed the benefits of a fitness-focused training regime for Michael Bolger’s Wexford side.
The home team’s superior stamina allowed them to dominate in the latter 40 minutes, with Colm O Corcora, Luke Roche and Liam Barry all getting over the line to open up a significant gap.
O Corcora’s boot hit the mark on the last try and a second successful penalty brought the game to a close at Wexford Wanderers 37, Midland Warriors 8.