Donal Doyle's side entered the contest mindful of the previous league meeting between the two sides, when the Dubliners emerged with a 1-0 win when the Wexford men arguably deserved victory. The opening five minutes of Saturday's contest showed that the outcome this time would be decidedly different. Forward Edmundas Liuikimas from the off was making life difficult for the 'Gate defence, forcing two penalty corners before linking up with Liam Jowett, who fired the home side ahead inside ten minutes.
Despite this bright start, and being well ahead in the possession stakes, Enniscorthy were unable to take further advantage in the first half. There were some encouraging signs, however; Andrew Rothwell made a series of sweeping moves from deep in the heart of the defence, linking up well with Clive Rothwell, while David Simmons in midfield was a constant threat to the visitors, pressing forward at every opportunity.
The second half saw the cathedral town side exert ever-increasing pressure on the visiting side, and this time they got their just reward. Daithí Medcalf doubled the lead with an impressive strike after acting as first receiver from a penalty corner, while the points were secured a few minutes later when Maguire and Costello picked the pockets of a 'Gate defender; Costello then surged into the semi-circle and fired over the advancing 'keeper.
The Dublin side then went through somewhat of a purple patch of their own, securing a flurry of penalty corners, through which 'Gate pegged a goal back, but just over ten minutes later Maguire restored Enniscorthy's three-goal cushion, when he scored after finding himself in a one-on-one with the 'Gate goalkeeper.
Enniscorthy's win secures their status in division 5 for next season with three matches to go. The cathedral town side, though, do not intend on sitting on these particular laurels, with captain Graham Hill demanding of his players that they treat each one like a cup final. Next up for Enniscorthy is a trip to Rathgar on Saturday in what promises to be another intriguing encounter.
Enniscorthy Squad: Graham Hill; Andrew Rothwell; Clive Rothwell; Keith Ogilvie; Martyn Veitch; Glenn Chapman; David Simmonds; Daithí Medcalf; Liam Jowett; Edmundas Liuikimas; Roy Chapman; Niall Maguire; Kieran Costello.