Oscar Traynor Cup
Wexford Football League-1
A late Adam Beary strike kept alive Wexford Youths hopes of Oscar Traynor progression as they secured a draw with the UCFL on Saturday.
The United Churches League lead for the majority of the tie and look odds on to secure a win that would have seen them wrap up second spot in the group, but Wexford kept their progression hopes alive with a late leveler.
Both the AUL and UCFL are on four points while Wexford have 2 and the Defence Forces have yet to get off the mark. Going into the final round of fixtures the UCFL will now most likely need a result against the AUL to ensure progression.
The home side started the brighter and took the lead after just 15 minutes. Darren King got his head to a Patrick Shorthall cross and found the back of the net to put the host in front.
David Frewen threatened to double the lead right before the turn but his close range volley was brilliantly saved by the Wexford net minder.
Wexford got the better of the early exchanges after the turn, but despite possession didn’t create anything too clear cut.
Indeed, UCFL came closest to scoring next as Robbie O’Neill clipped the post after a clever lob. However, just when it looked as if the Dublin league select were set to secure all three points Beary put the finishing touches on a low cross from the left to level proceedings.
The impressive Michael McDonnell had a chance to put UCFL through to the next round on the 94 minute put headed straight at the net minder from 5 yards right at the death.