Cobh Ramblers got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Wexford on Saturday evening. The first half was dominated by the home team and the tone was set early when McAlavey set up Wall for a shot in only the 3rd minute that the striker put jus
Cobh Ramblers got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Wexford on Saturday evening.
The first half was dominated by the home team and the tone was set early when McAlavey set up Wall for a shot in only the 3rd minute that the striker put just over.
Cobh winger Denzil Fernandes was the source for much of Ramblers’ attacking play and he set up McAlavey who shot just over from 18 yards. It seemed only a matter of time before the deadlock was broken and it was almost the visitors who found it when an attempt by Croke had to be palmed behind by Hunt.
Wexford created their best chance in the 30th minute when George gathered a cross into the box and with his back to goal managed to turn sharply and shoot just over. That spurred Ramblers into life and 4 minutes later Fernandes was sent clean through after a terrific ball by McAlavey. The young winger steadied himself before shooting but Chambers was equal to his effort.
Ramblers continued where they left off at the start of the second half when McAlavey shot over from 18 yards. However, moments later the home team got their reward when Nolan handled in the box. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Murphy expertly placed the ball high into the roof of the net to give Ramblers a deserved lead.
The game began to open up after the goal and it was Ramblers who looked more likely to score again. It duly game in the 74th minute when Fernandes received the ball on the right, proceeded to run at and beat three Wexford defenders and just as it looked like he would shoot, the Cobh winger reversed a pass into the path of Christopher to hammer home from 16 yards.
To their credit, Wexford refused to be beaten and found a way back into the game minutes later when Doyle struck from inside the box to give the visitors a life line.
Ramblers substitute Kabia almost killed the game off in the 84th minute when his shot was just tipped over by Chambers. In the end, Ramblers held on comfortably for the three points.