Wexford came away from Tolka Park on Friday night with all three points after coming from a goal down inside the opening two minutes, to score twice in the second half and beat Shelbourne 2-1.
James English had the home side in front following a mix-up in the Wexford defence. However the visitors didn’t panic, and had chances if their own to level before the break.
Just after the hour mark and on-loan Shamrock Rovers striker Aaron Dobbs played in Thomas Crowe to score past Dean Delaney.
Just five minutes later and Wexford were in front. Mark Slater did well down the right, his shot was blocked. It fell to Porter who’s shot was also blocked and eventually fell to Mikey Byrne to score.
Wexford manager Damian Locke spoke to us about the game, “Yeah I’m delighted with the win. Shelbourne are on a great run and again this proves in this division anyone can beat each other, which makes it so competitive top to bottom.”
Mikey Byrne got his first goal for the club in only his third League of Ireland game. Locke said, “Really happy for Mikey to get on the scoresheet so soon into his Wexford career, just like Dean last week. Both of them have had a big impact on the squad already.”
Wexford now head into two home games against Longford Town and Cobh Ramblers, and with confidence high the go into those games with renewed optimism,
“We are facing into a big couple of weeks and hope to keep the good run going. I’m looking forward to seeing Neale (Fenn) next week, he’s a good guy and I’m delighted for him getting this opportunity at Longford.”