Both teams started off strongly, but it was Enniscorthy who drew first blood after 15 minutes with a goal from Roy Chapman. Controlling the ball beautifully, he flicked the ball over a defenders stick and some more quick control set him up with space to slot the ball into the back of the net. The momentum was now fully in favour of the visiting team, and just two minutes later they doubled their lead. From a long corner, the ball came back to Andrew Rothwell, who fed the ball deep into the host’s D, where Robbie Walsh was waiting to pounce.
Pembroke were not giving up and had the ball in the back of the Enniscorthy net, only for the goal to be disallowed by the umpire. With the pressure coming from Pembroke, the South East side needed to keep their lead intact. Shortly before half time the third score came from Jason Rothwell, when he deflected the ball in after it had been drilled across the Dublin 4 side's goalmouth by Roy Chapman.
With the half time whistle giving both sides a well-deserved breather, the visitors were much the happier. PJ Pierce in defence and Glen Chapman in midfield put in impressive performances in the opening half. Wanderers pegged one back in the second half following a short corner, but the Wexford men put the game beyond doubt when Roy Chapman passed the ball to Seamus McAlister who finished it to the net. Despite the goal, the Enniscorthy defence had little to do in the second half and Andrew Rothwell was free to push forward from wing back.
It was a dominant display from Enniscorthy; both Robbie Walshe and Jason Rothwell were unlucky not to have scored more goals for the visitors. The latter has been in particularly impressive form this season, netting four from four games. Enniscorthy will be hoping for another strong display again on the road next Saturday, when they take on table toppers Mullingar II.
Squad: Andrew Rothwell; Keith Ogilvie; Clive Rothwell (c); PJ Pierce; Liam Jowett; Roy Chapman; Glenn Chapman; Jason Rothwell; Seamus McAlister; Robbie Walshe; Graham Hill; Daithí Medcalf; Jonathon Rothwell.