Airtricity First Division: Matchday 22 - Waterford slip up against Wexford
SD Galway recorded a rare win over nine-man Athlone Town, while Wexford Youths came out on top with a 2-1 win over rivals Waterford United
|SD Galway 3-0 Athlone Town
|Bottom-placed SD Galway recorded their third win of the season as Athlone Town were reduced to nine men at Terryland Park.
A 20th-minute Sean Skelly red card put the visitors on the back foot after the forward was dismissed for an off the ball incident. SD Galway's poor finishing looked like it would cost them as they went in scoreless at the break, but they finally broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half through Eugene Greaney's long-range strike.
Niall Scullion picked up another red card for the visitors, as he was forced to take out Brian Gaffney when through on goal. Gaffney curled the free kick around the wall and into the net to make it 2-0. Gaffney was the provider for the third, setting up Mike 'Mixie' Harty to give SD Galway a rare, but deserved win.
|Waterford United 1-2 Wexford Youths
|Wexford Youths recorded their second south-east derby win of the season with a 2-1 away win over Waterford United at the RSC.
A red card for a handball from Seamus Long in the first half put the ball in Wexford's court and they duly obliged with a goal in the 48th minute from Danny Furlong, who reacted quickest after Aidan Keenan's initial effort hit the post. A great run from Furlong doubled their lead with 10 minutes remaining, before Jack Doherty snatched a late consolation goal for the Blues.