The visitors travelled up the N11 missing midfield players Glenn Chapman, Jonathon Rothwell and Liam Jowett, as well as defender Kieran Costello. As a result manager Fraser Rothwell was forced into a personnel reshuffle, moving Roy Chapman into the centre of midfield- covering for his brother Glenn- with Andrew Rothwell and David Simmons covering the right and left respectively. A slightly altered defensive line of Martyn Veitch, Clive Rothwell, Keith Ogilvie and P.J. Pierce lined out to help keep Graham Hill’s goal safe. Up front Jason Rothwell, Seamus McAlister and Cathal Ó Suilleabháin provided the attacking threat.
In the early stages of the first half Enniscorthy pushed hard down the right wing, testing Andrew Rothwell in his new position, but with the help of Jason Rothwell and Roy Chapman the pressure was put firmly on Railway Union's defence. The D4 side held strong and kept the visiting attack at bay. Mid way through the first half saw Enniscorthy break the deadlock with a great team goal from some flowing passes combining quick touches involving a number of Enniscorthy players. Simmons passed the ball wide to Jason Rothwell who pushed the ball across the D to the waiting McAlister who swept the ball past the Railway goalkeeper into the bottom left corner. One nil to the visitors. Shortly after the scoreline was doubled; Ó Suilleabháin pouncing on a ball after a save from the home 'keeper following a reverse flick shot from Andrew Rothwell.
At the whistle the visitors lead 2-0 after an energetic first half. The Dublin side got their chances in the second period, with a number of short corner efforts, but the Enniscorthy defence stayed solid . The Wexford men found themselves under considerable pressure but the visitors were able to maintain their hold on the game and held on for the win.
With four games left for the Slaneysiders- all at home- Enniscorthy are in a prime position to claim silverware for the second season running. The first of the four is this coming Saturday as they take on St. Brendans Phoenix Park II, hoping to take a step closer to the title.
Enniscorthy Squad: Graham Hill; P.J. Pierce; Keith Ogilvie; Clive Rothwell (c); Martyn Veitch; David Simmons; Roy Chapman; Andrew Rothwell; Jason Rothwell; Seamus McAlister; Cathal Ó Suilleabháin; Daithí Medcalf; Robbie Walshe; Greg Hawkins.