By Cóilín Duffy
Just one game survived in Division 3 of the Lidl Ladies Football League this weekend, but what a cracker it was as Wexford edged an away win over Kildare in Hawkfield.
Former Wexford keeper Anthony Masterson has been doing well since take on the role with his native county, and again on Sunday they dug deep to register a hard earned 4-9 to 3-9 win over Kildare.
A strong second half display saw Wexford to victory, netting a hat-trick despite playing against a stiff breeze.
A Chantelle Martin goal edged Wexford back at the break, with Kildare 3-3 to 1-7 ahead at half-time.
The hosts opening goal arrive inside a minute of action from the throw-in.
Grace Clifford bagging two of their opening half majors, with Ellen Dowling claiming the other.
Kildare worked hard, with Roisin Byrne scoring all nine of their points, but Wexford just had that tiny bit extra.
A flurry of snow added a bit of spice to this contest, with Wexford beginning the second half brightly.
Aisling Murphy netted a goal, however her joy was short-lived after she was carried off with an injury soon after.
Wexford’s fourth goal arrived in injury-time from Aoife Shiel to ensure the win.
Free-taker Caitriona Murray was also impressive for the visitors over the hour.
Leitrim were hoping to get their campaign off to a belated start, after the opening two rounds of the league had to be conceded, as they tried to get a manager in place.
However, the Westerners tie against Offaly was postponed due to the bad weather.
Longford’s meeting with Down in Keenagh and the game between Roscommon and Meath at Dr. Hyde Park failed to take place.
The Roscommon mens game against Down however did go ahead at the Roscommon Town venue.