Three second-half goals helped Wexford Youths keep pace with the leaders as they defeated nine-man Finn Harps at Ferrycarrig Park last night.
The game had a dramatic opening with Finn Harps having striker Kevin McHugh red-carded after seven minutes for a tackle on CJ Browne.
The home side broke the deadlock when Tom Elmes headed home a Danny Furlong cross on 65 minutes.
Three minutes later it was further despair for Harps when Adam Clarke was sent off after an off-the-ball incident.
Shane Nolan made sure of the points for wexford with a low shot beyond keeper Ciaran Gallagher and Aidan Keenan added a third two minutes later.
WEXFORD YOUTHS: Doyle, Phelan, Carr, Browne (Scallan 45), Dermody (Dempsey 64), Wall, Keenan, Malone, S Nolan, Furlong, Elmes.
FINN HARPS: Gallagher, Bonner, McGowan, McMonagle, Coll (Greene 70), McGinty (Merritt 75), Clarke, McBride, Harkin (Curtis 64), McHugh, Tracey.
Referee: Jim McKelly (Tipperary).
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