Following two successive draws, Enniscorthy supporters could perhaps detect some green shoots as Donal Doyle's charges began to develop some consistency. Indeed, this progressed further with an excellent opening half against fellow strugglers 'Gate. Daithi Medcalf in central midfield was an energetic presence, linking up well with Maguire operating on the right side of attack, while Veitch and Simmons worked the left hand side well. The occasional ball which found its way through a well-drilled Enniscorthy midfield was quickly mopped up by Ogilvie.
Former 'Gate player Ó Suilleabháin entered the fray with ten minutes to go to half time and came very close to opening the scoring soon after when the Corkman found himself in space at the back post of the 'Gate net; his shot, though, went wide.
The hosts found a different gear in the second half and Enniscorthy's was the busier of the two defences, but the Wexford men could still find gaps through the Dubliners midfield, David Simmons thinking he had broken the deadlock with a well-finished effort only for the goal to be ruled out by the umpire.
Late in the second half Ó Suilleabháin found himself the recipent of a green card and from the resulting free, 'Gate worked the ball downfield and won a short corner. Andrew Rothwell was able to disrupt the attack but the visitors immediately conceeded a second short corner; this time the initial shot was saved by Hill but the home side managed to find the back of the net.
There was still time for Enniscorthy to find an equaliser, but the Wexford men were unable to get the goal which would have been some reward for what had been at times an outstanding performance.
Squad: Graham Hill; Keith Ogilvie; Clive Rothwell; Martyn Veitch; Andrew Rothwell; Glenn Chapman; Daithi Medcalf; David Simmons; Niall Maguire; Cathal Ó Suilleabháin; John McWey; Kieran Costello