Sunday, 26 February 2012

HL 1B: Saffrons shock Wexford

Antrim opened their campaign with a welcome 3-18 to 2-15 victory at Casement Park.

Shane McNaughton hit 1-8 for the victors as the Model County were put to the sword on their trip across the border.

Eoin Quigley's goal separated the sides heading into the second quarter, 1-4 to 0-4, but the Saffrons battled back gamely and had three-pointers of their own from Shane McNaughton, debutant Kevin Sheerin and Karl Stewart to claim a commanding 3-9 to 1-7 half-time advantage.

Laim Dunne's charges refused to give up and it was 3-13 to 1-13 with twelve minutes left as Wexford's half-time subs made a major impact.

But McNaughton and Stewart were having an incredible afternoon of point-taking for the hosts...

The climax was thrilling as the gap came down to five, 3-16 to 2-14, after Quigley struck his second goal of the match with three minutes remaining.

But Jerry Wallis' men held on for a famous win.

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