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Thursday 22 August 2019

Inters forge second win

Wexford won their second game in a row in the Irish Daily Star National Camogie League Division 2, this time against Antrim in Queen's University, Belfast on Sunday.

Wexfird 2-7 Antrim 1-8

Goals from Louise Stafford and Ellen Kelly were the difference as the Slaneysiders kept their hopes of a surprise semi-final spot alive.

Antrim took an early lead through Michaela Convery but Wexford hit back with a well-taken major by Stafford. Both sides kept the scoreboard ticking over with four dead balls by the hosts' Nicole O'Neill partly cancelled out by a brace from Rachel Collier that helped Wexford into a 1-4 to 0-6 lead at the break.

The visitors started the second-half on the front foot with lots of their best play coming down the wings.

Victoria Burke got a nice point to edge her side two ahead but a scrambled goal by Noreen Graham threatened to turn the game on its head.

Wexford hit back shortly after when Ellen Kelly's point attempt dropped under the Antrim crossbar and into the net. A brace for Lucia McNaughton for the home side was cancelled out by points from Collier and Clodagh Fitzhenry as Wexford held on for another impressive victory.

Next up for the Intermediates is a trip to Galway on the same day as the Seniors play the westerners.

A win will give Wexford a chance of making the last four but they will need a lot of help from elsewhere to achieve a semi spot.

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