Sunday 20 October 2019

O'Connor on song in scoreless derby

Kevin O'Connor battling with Sammy Amoebi
Kevin O'Connor battling with Sammy Amoebi
Kevin O'Connor holding off Josh Vela of Bolton

The Sky Sports viewing figures in Wexford for their live Friday night Championship football output no doubt gained a significant boost when many locals sat down to watch Kevin O'Connor from Screen in action with Preston North End in the Lancashire derby at home to Bolton Wanderers.

The former Waterford United and Cork City left-back acquitted himself very well in a scoreless draw devoid of chances at either end.

He displayed his customary composure on the ball and managed to deliver a couple of dangerous crosses, while he recovered very well from the sole slip-up made in his defensive duties.

O'Connor was in the wars at one stage when his colleague at the back, former Dundalk stalwart Andy Boyle, clattered into him in the course of cutting out a Bolton attack.

Seán Maguire is out through injury at present, but the Irish contingent in action for Preston also included midfielder Alan Browne and Daryl Horgan, who made a late appearance off the bench.

Wexford People

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