The Wexford manager opted for many new faces and while they were short some experienced regulars, he young players showed great commitment to battle back from a point adrift at the break with a fine closing 20 minutes.
Wexford now meet Laois in the next round.
WEXFORD: D Flynn, C Lawlor, R Kehoe, P Roche, P J Carley, K Rossiter, C Kenny (0-1), D Lyng (0-1), R McCarthy, M Jacob (0-3, 1f), E quigley (0-1), M Doyle (0-2), M Jordan (0-3), R Codd (2-2), B Lambert (0-5, 4f, 1, 65).
Subs: R Jacob (1-2) for Lambert; T Mahon for McCarthy.
ANTRIM: D D Quinn, B McAuley, J McKeague, J Campbell, M Molloy, C Herron (0-1, 65), N Mcauley (0-2), C Cunning, B Herron, L Watson (0-4 frees), K Kelly, M Herron (0-1), K Stewart (0-1), P Richmond (0-1), P Shields (1-2).
Subs: J McIntosh (0-1) for Stewart; M Scullion for Cunning; C Duffin (0-1) for Kelly; S Burke (0-1) for B Herron.
Referee: J Guinan (Kilkenny).