Travelling with a strong squad, Enniscorthy believed that they were well able for the north siders, but Sunday was not to be their day as they found themselves on the wrong side of a 2-0 result. It was not for lack of effort or determination for Enniscorthy that they found themselves heading home to the South East town with this result. Unfortunately a goal eluded the travellers for the entire game with many chances coming but unfortunately no ball made it into the home sides net. Fingal packed their defence well, making it very difficult for the visitors to make much of their chances.
The first goal came for Fingal after 15 minutes when they forced the Enniscorthy defence into making errors. A clearance effort from Enniscorthy was captured by the home side and a loose man was open for the pass and he took his chance when it came, 1-0 to Fingal, but all still to play for. 10 minutes later saw Enniscorthy go 2-0 down, when Fingal were awarded a short corner. Despite an attempted block by keeper Graham Hill, the home side’s powerful shot managed to find the back of the Enniscorthy net.
Half time came and the visitors still knew with the way they were playing that they could turn it around. Enniscorthy pushed hard with the Chapman brothers, Glenn and Roy, integral players in attack. They linked up well with wide players Jason Rothwell, Liam Jowett and Jonathon Rothwell to name a few but unfortunately their efforts were not as fruitful as they would have wished. A hard result to take but Enniscorthy will learn from the game and move their focus back to the league when they take on Corinthians at home in the Astro Centre, Bellefield this coming Saturday.
Squad: Graham Hill; Andrew Rothwell; Keith Ogilvie; Clive Rothwell (c); Martin Veitch; Roy Chapman; Glenn Chapman; Jason Rothwell; Jonathon Rothwell; Seamus McAlister; Liam Jowett; Robbie Walshe; Daithí Medcalf; Cathal Ó Suilleabháin.