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Armagh 0-19 2-13 Wicklow
92minutes played


92 min its all over here and its a replay. What a game and result for Micko who gets a deserved replay

89 min an equaliser for Armagh, what a game

86min incredible, Furlong buries a second goal for wicklow!!

85min Armagh get another point to go ahead by 2

84 min McKeever points to nose the home side ahead

83 min Wicklow free by stafford brings them level

10 minutes to go as we enter the second period of extra point

HT Extra Time

82min its second wicklow score
80min wicklow’s only attempt draws a score
79min its the third score for the home team with a free
76min a second ET point puts them 5 up
75min Armagh draw further ahead

Full Time extra time to be played
73min wicklow miss a kickable chance to snatch a win
72mins Clarke fires over an equaliser
into 3 mins of added time
70mins Glynn, so quiet, goes on a run and gets a free as he’s pulled down
68min Incredible, Sean Furlong with wicklows only shot, picked up possession and blasts the ball home to go a point ahead with armagh furious over carrying by the player
66min two players hit the deck as tempers boil over
66min wicklow break for the first time and win a free, and the armagh keeper clears the poor kick
65min brillant block by the visiting keeper denies clarke a goal
64min Clarke storms forward and grabs another one
63min Murtagh barges the keeper as wicklow fall apart
60min Its there, after being dead at half time, the home side pop over a score to take the lead through Murtagh
57min Clarke finds the range quickly to draw the teams level with yet another mistake punished with a point
52min Clarke’s shooting boots desert him for once as he scuffs wide
49min Armaghs mcDonnell gets another fine score as the crowd come to life
45min Clarkes gets another point for Armagh as wicklow start to wobble
43min Clarke siezes on a loose pass outside the wicklow back line and grabs a point
42min Home side lose possession again and wicklow strike forward only to put it wide
41min Armagh retrieve possession from the kick out and break forward
40min Glynn straight from the restart could have gone for goal but took his point
37min Another Malachy Macken point soars over from the right side for Armagh
35min four mins added time to be played
34min a lazy interception pass is seized by McDonnell at half forward who whacks one over
32min a rare foray and armagh have scored a point
31min Wicklows ninth score flies over and the natives are not impressed
29min another wicklow score, armagh not at the races
8mins Wicklow travelling well this evening putting it up to the home side and grabbing an early point
9mins So far its all Wicklow as Armagh struggling to get past the half way line
10min A second point soars over the home bar
12min Inventive play and its gone over again
15min Wicklow shoot their fourth wide from a free awarded for a blatant bodycheck
17min leighton Glynn nabs a second for Wicklow
18min Glynn gets his fifth point but could have had a goal
20min Armagh get their first score
22min Wicklow get the sixth point on the scoreboard

0min Armagh will fancy their chances of a big win this evening.

Team News
Armagh (SFC v Wicklow): P Hearty; A Mallon, B Donaghy, P Duffy; A Kernan, C McKeever, F Moriarity; J Lavery, C Vernon; K Dyas, B Mallon, M Mackin; M O’Rourke, S McDonnell, J Clarke.

Wicklow TBC

Armagh host Mick O’Dwyers Wicklow at their new Morgan Athletic Grounds, in the second round of the football qualifiers this weekend. The Orchard County will be expected to come through this match with plenty to spare but managerial legend O’Dwyer may well have one last surprise up his sleeve.

The Garden County have never really given the Leinster championship the shakeup that many expected, but since the Kerry man took the reins they have done very well in the qualifiers. Having been very disappointing against Kildare on their first appearance this season, Wicklow regrouped and shocked Sligo in round one of the backdoor series. However, that tie was in Aughrim where the team play most of their matches and they were able to make home advantage count. Had they been drawn at home against Armagh, it would have made this a far more intriguing tie.

Armagh were seriously impressive when defeating Down in the first round of the Ulster championship and many saw them as realistic contenders for the provincial crown on the back of that success. However, they proved no match for Derry on their next appearance and hence they find themselves in this second round qualifier draw.

Undoubtedly one of the stronger teams in this series, the Orchard County can be expected to go a long ways in the championship,and despite the best efforts of O’Dwyer, it is unlikely that Wicklow will prevent their progress.


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