The first half saw the county Wexford men on top in terms of possession and chances, Wicklow's goalkeeper being forced into a top class save just five minutes into the contest; Charlie Dunne then saw an excellent opportunity hit the crossbar ten minutes later for the home side. Wicklow, though, also showed they could be dangerous when forcing Hill into a one-on-one save ten minutes before the break.
The two sides were scoreless at the break. Enniscorthy began brightly with some sparkling play from Durnan and a combination of Rynhart and Maguire, but their chances of victory took a turn for the worse when top scorer James O'Sullivan had to leave the firld due to injury. Wicklow responded by earning a penalty corner which was confidently dealt with by the home defence.
Clive Rothwell then had a great chance to open the scoring just over 20 minutes into the second half when awarded a penalty flick but his effort was saved. Instead it was Wicklow – second from bottom before the match – who scored.
Enniscorthy ratcheted up the pressure several notches, earning a long corner and pushing Roy Chapman into attack, but Wicklow's defence held out for a valuable three points.
Despite the result – Enniscorthy's first league defeat of the season – the cathedral town side still hold a four point advantage over closest chasers Pembroke Wanderers. Enniscorthy's management team of Donal Doyle and Fraser Rothwell will be hoping for a big improvement when the team travels to Park Avenue and bottom side Railway Union on Saturday.
Squad: Graham Hill, Ivan Rothwell, Clive Rothwell, Andrew Rothwell, Cori Cooke, Glenn Chapman, Roy Chapman, Seb Rynhart, James O'Sullivan, William Durnan, Jake English, Charlie Dunne, Niall Maguire.