Cork City crush Under-19 crew
Wexford Youths picked up their first point in the SSE Airtricity Under-19 League when they drew 1-1 with Waterford United in Ferrycarrig Park last week, but on Saturday they were brought back down to earth with a bang when they were outclassed by a talented Cork City outfit at Turner's Cross.
Cork City 8 Wexford Youths 0
The first wound was inflicted on the visitors by Liam Cronin, when he opened the scoring for the Leesiders with a calm finish to the net from a Shane Daly-Butz knockdown after 20 minutes.
Aaron Drinan then doubled their advantage five minutes later and the frontman added his second to make it 3-0 ten minutes before half-time.
Liam Cronin got his second on 44 minutes and things got even worse for the Youths just before the break as Drinan completed a superb first-half hat-trick to make it 5-0 at the interval.
Cork City continued to dominate in the second-half and made it six on 65 minutes when midfielder Cian Coleman found the net.
Substitute Connor Ellis scored Cork City's seventh with ten minutes remaining before Daire O'Riordan, who also came off the bench, completed the scoring when he chipped Wexford Youths goalkeeper Aidan Hynes in the 86th minute.
Next up for Wexford Youths is a midweek tie away to Bray Wanderers in the Carlisle Grounds on Wednesday, while they face the same opposition next weekend in Ferrycarrig Park.
Bray Wanderers have picked up four points from five games, with a win, a draw and three losses, so Wexford Youths will look on the two upcoming games as a chance for redemption.
Wexford Youths: Aidan Hynes, Darren Dempsey, Adam Doyle, Neil Murphy, Glen Pullen, Eoin McDonald, Seamus Casey, Andrew Wall, Daryl Power, David Doyle, Dan Brennan. Subs. - Cian Doyle, Dean George, Adam Barnes, Jessie Farrell, Paul Brennan, Dylan Furlong, Eoin Donnelly.
Cork City: David Coffey, Conor McCarthy, Kevin Taylor, Craig Donnellan, Garan Manley, Chiedozie Ogbene, Pierce Phillips, Cian Coleman, Liam Cronin, Aaron Drinan, Shane Daly-Butz. Subs. - Adam Horgan, Daire O'Riordan, Ross Welch, Connor Ellis, Alex O'Brien, Adam Mylod, Eli Kadi Harrington.