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Late Drama In Dublin Vs Wexford Sees Winning Goal & Three Red Cards

Late Drama In Dublin Vs Wexford Sees Winning Goal & Three Red Cards

Wexford have beaten Dublin in a thriller in the Allianz National Hurling League at Croke Park this evening, running out winners on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-18.

It was a hard fought contest, with both side remaining close throughout. A goal from Mark Fanning via a penalty brought the game to life in the 30th minute.

Despite this, Dublin would take a two-point advantage into the interval.

The second half was full of drama, with three red cards and a late goal ensuring we witnessed a grandstand finish.

Conor McDonald received a straight red card in the 54th minutes , but many thought it seemed slightly harsh. He caught Paddy Smyth across the midriff as he was running with the ball.

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Davy Fitzgerald's side were reduced to 13 men with a few minutes to go, seemingly ending their chances of securing the two points.

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However, they were given some hope Eoghan O'Donnell was was shown a red card a few moments later.

He got a second yellow after he was adjudged to have bundled Jack O'Connor over the advertising boards behind the goal.

This would prove crucial, with O'Connor going on to have a decisive say in the result. He popped up with a stunning solo goal to give his side the lead late on, an advantage they would hang onto in the closing stages.

Both teams would trade scores in additional time, but Wexford would hold out for a narrow victory.

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Gary Connaughton

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