A clinical second-half Danny Furlong strike earned Wexford FC a share of the spoils with Cobh Ramblers in an entertaining SSE Airtricity League First Division clash in Ferrycarrig Park. The visitors had had held a 2-1 advantage at the break but Fur
A clinical second-half Danny Furlong strike earned Wexford FC a share of the spoils with Cobh Ramblers in an entertaining SSE Airtricity League First Division clash in Ferrycarrig Park.
The visitors had had held a 2-1 advantage at the break but Furlong struck in the 65th minute and neither side could grab a winner in a frenetic end-to-end encounter. Wexford went close twice in quick succession in the 13th minute, with Furlong seeing his effort cleared off the line and Emmet Nugent firing off target.
The visitors then took the lead three minutes later when David Hurley found Denzil Fernandez, and the attacker turned his man and forced a shot to the net off Wexford defender Darragh O'Connor.
The celebrations had barely died down when the home side were level, however, as Danny Doyle found the inrushing Jack Doherty, who kept his cool to slot the ball past goalkeeper Paul Hunt just over a minute later.
Wexford had an opportunity to get their noses in front in the 26th minute when Emmet Nugent ran on to a beautiful through ball from Doherty, but his effort was saved by the outstretched leg of Hunt.
The Rams then regained the lead with 36 minutes on the clock, when Stephen Kenny made room for a shot and curled a sumptuous effort out of Corey Chambers' reach just inside the far post.
Wexford went close to drawing level in the 52nd minute when Doherty floated a free-kick into the danger zone and after a bit of pinball, Seán Callan came up just short when trying to force the ball over the line.
The Slaneysiders threatened again moments later when Thomas Croke forced Hunt to tip over the bar with a powerful effort from outside the area.
Substitute Nika Arevadze made an instant impact in the 65th minute, as 45 seconds after entering the fray and with his first touch he fed Danny Furlong, who emphatically rifled the ball to the roof of the net.