Five-star Waterford outfit place Wexford to the sword in FAI Youth Inter-League Cup

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The exford Football League built a disappointing begin to their FAI Youth Inter-League marketing campaign as they endured a weighty defeat to a proficient Waterford outfit in Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday afternoon.

The damage was finished inside of the 1st 35 minutes as the medical people raced into a 4- guide thanks to a Davin Energy double and goals from Jack Twomey and Conor Keane.

Joe Finn did manage to pull just one again for Pádraig Whitty’s facet in advance of the interval, but they experienced remaining on their own a mountain to climb, and Keane place the icing on the cake from the penalty location in the 90th minute.

The Slaneysiders actually made a shiny start off and Dylan Browne observed his effort and hard work saved with just more than a minute on the clock. Times afterwards Niall Mooney ran at the Déise defense with menace and squared for Darragh Harris, who once again forced a stop out of Waterford netminder Bobby Drohan.

Having said that, the home facet had been strike with a sucker-punch in the seventh moment, when Davin Electric power grabbed the opener.

Soon after fantastic work from Dylan Quinlan-Meagher down the still left wing, the ball was knocked back again to Energy just outside the place, and he lived up to his title, blasting a sweetly-struck exertion to the corner of the internet.

Wexford reacted well to the setback, with Dylan Browne 2 times getting sights of intention, first firing narrowly huge from 20 yards right after good make-up participate in, and then hitting a totally free-kick on target that warmed the gloves of the goalkeeper.

They took an additional blow to the photo voltaic plexus in the 15th moment nevertheless, as two of Waterford’s most amazing gamers combined to get their next intention.

Jack Twomey furnished the support as he crossed from the suitable wing to Davin Electric power, who was lurking on the edge of the location, and the midfielder designed no slip-up, curling a attractiveness out of the arrive at of goalkeeper Nathan Roche.

Electricity was at it once again 3 minutes afterwards, seeing a shot deflected narrowly large, although Conor McCabe also experimented with his luck, but fired off goal from length.

The household side appeared shell-stunned, as Energy, Twomey and striker Conor Keane threatened to tear them aside, and the latter was denied by a effectively-timed challenge from Brennan O’Neill, when he was about to pull the induce.

The 3rd purpose did get there in the 28th moment when Shane O’Sullivan played a beautifully-weighted by ball into the path of tricky variety 10 Jack Twomey, and he applied a deft complete that trickled to the net earlier the advancing Roche.

To their credit history, Wexford didn’t give up the ghost and Darragh Harris shot narrowly large of the left upright, before Joe Finn fed Brandon Stafford, but Drohan was quickly off his line to smother the ball at his feet.

Seconds later, they obtained what looked like a knockout blow, when Waterford pounced for their fourth target with out reply. Electrical power slid via a move for Conor Keane to operate on to, and the attacker finished in design with a powerful, remaining-footed strike from an acute angle.

Wexford obtained some type of foothold in the activity 3 minutes afterwards, as Darragh Harris whipped in a no cost from the correct which was headed to the net by the energetic Joe Finn.

Waterford would have been forgiven for resting on their laurels and preserving their direct, but they were being speedily back again on the attack, with Jack Twomey using the ball about the goalkeeper, but failing to transform from a prohibitive angle.

Shane O’Sullivan then curled a first rate exertion broad, even though the ball ricocheted earlier the put up off Conor Keane after he had revealed brief feet in the space.

Wexford practically gave them selves genuine hope for the 2nd 45 minutes, with Joe Finn two times heading close in initially-half injuries time, initial breaking by means of, but currently being denied by Drohan, and then volleying large.

The hosts necessary a optimistic start to the second-half if they have been to have any prospect of pulling off a Houdini act, and they did get out of the blocks immediately, with Dylan Browne hitting a lengthy-variety daisy-cutter not far off target .

Having said that, Waterford have been often a threat, with the at any time-risky Jack Twomey pulling the strings, and he performed the ball back in the 53rd minute to Conor Keane, whose shot was nicely saved by Roche, when Davin Power’s comply with-up energy was blocked .

They experienced further possibilities, with substitute Shay Cotter viewing his shot deflected into the aspect-netting and Keane firing huge, following a looking ball from Power put him by means of.

Wexford had their moments way too and, in involving people two Waterford endeavours, Aaron O’Brien carved open the defense to give Nathan Palmer a sight of target, but the substitute’s strike was far too shut to Drohan. The goalkeeper then thwarted Darragh Harris, executing perfectly to conserve his nicely-struck hard work from the edge of the area, when Joe Finn headed a Harris corner broad with 4 minutes remaining.

Waterford wrapped up a convincing victory in the 90th moment when Conor Keane stepped up to get a penalty, and calmly dispatched the location-kick in the still left-hand corner of the web to rub even more salt into the Wexford wounds.

Wexford will be hoping to bounce back again when they vacation to encounter Cork in their remaining group recreation and will take some solace and encouragement from the reality that they made a quantity of fantastic goalscoring opportunities on Saturday and, experienced they taken them, it would have been a a great deal nearer contest.

Wexford Soccer League: Nathan Roche, Joe Finn, Luke O’Rourke, DJ Cullen, Brennan O’Neill, Cian O’Connor, Dylan Browne (capt.), Niall Mooney, Aaron O’Brien, Darragh Harris, Brandon Stafford. Subs. – Jamie Pepper for Cullen (HT), Nathan Palmer for O’Rourke (55), Jack McNamara for O’Connor (74), Eoin Doyle for Mooney (86), Alfie Jeffares for O’Brien (86), also Liam Dempsey , Alex O’Callaghan, Kian Finn, Liam Kenny, Luke McDonagh.

Waterford Soccer League: Bobby Drohan, Cian Burke, Scott Keappock, Kailum Connors, Dylan Quinlan-Meagher, Conor McCabe, Callum McFadden (capt.), Davin Electrical power, Shane O’Sullivan, Jack Twomey, Conor Keane. Subs. – Sam Roche for O’Sullivan (HT), Eoin Hogan for McCabe (HT), Shay Cotter for Quinlan-Meagher (61), Jack Ahearne for Burke (67), Charlie Whitty for Keappock (67), also Sam Ahearne, Simon Burns.

Referee: Pat Sinnott.

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