WEXFORD YOUTHS 2(Andy Mulligan 2)
SHELBOURNE 3(Gareth Coughlan 3)
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Coughlan hat-trick seals Shels win
A hat-trick from Gareth Coughlan earned Shelbourne a fourth straight league win as fellow promotion-hopefuls Wexford Youths suffered a second successive league defeat.
Shels are now just a point behind third placed Wexford in the table, though Youths have a game in hand.
Midfielder Coughlan tapped home the opening goal at Ferrycarrig Park after 12 minutes before adding a second with a well struck 20th minute drive from distance.
Andy Mulligan got a goal back for Youths five minutes before half-time, racing onto Danny Furlong’s fine through ball to score.
Winger Mulligan then tied the game two minutes into the second when finishing from a Craig McCabe long throw.
Youths had defedner Gary Delaney sent off for a foul on Philly Hughes, his second yellow card, on 69 minutes.
Shels then got their winner on 79 minutes with an absolutely stunning strike from Coughlan to complete his hat-trick.
Wexford Youths:GrahamDoyle, Craig McCabe, Gary Delaney, Stephen Last, James Dermody (Conor English 82′), Peter Higgins, Craig Wall, Eric Molloy (Lee Grace 70′), Aidan Keenan, Andy Mulligan; Danny Furlong.
Subs not used: Danielius Niekis, David Doyle, Ryan Delaney, Paul Brennan
Shelbourne: Greg Murray, Adam O’Connor, Evan Osam, Ryan Robinson (Darragh Gannon 42′), Sean Heaney, Daire Doyle, Craig Walsh (Colm Crowe), Philip Hughes (Alan O’Sullivan), Mark Sandford, Dylan McGlade.
Subs not used: Eric Donnelly, Jake Donnelly, Conor Earley, Alan Kehoe