North End hope to draw big gun after superb win
It was the Murphy show as North End made their own piece of history with a four-goal drubbing of U.C.C. in the F.A.I. Senior Cup opening round game in the Mardyke in Cork on Sunday.
UCC 0 - North End United 4
As a result of this victory, North End progress through to the second round draw where they will got into the bowl with the Airtricity League sides.
A home draw against one of the top clubs would be a fitting fixture given the season the club has enjoyed.
Manager John Godkin was elated with the latest result. 'We were carrying some disappointment from the Junior Cup defeat into this game. It was not as easy as the final scoreline would suggest, but once we settled into the game we played really well.
'Paul Murphy scored an inspirational individual goal. That was our driving force. Now it would be a dream to draw one of the big clubs,' he said.
Paul Murphy bagged a brace of goals while he set up his brother, Jason, who came on, for another, with John Fenlon continuing his habit of snatching a goal.
This was a major scalp for the Wexford side as U.C.C. are the Munster Senior League champions while are also the Collingwood cup holders.
North End took the lead in the opening ten minutes when Paul Murphy collected 'keeper Dylan Owens' punted clearance and controlled it brilliantly, beating his marker before chipping the advancing netminder Jason O'Mahony.
The front man was on target again before half-time, winning a penalty. His initial shot was saved but he followed up to net the rebound for a 2-0 interval lead.
The man of the match turned provider on the resumption, setting up the chance for Jason Murphy with 20 minutes left, while John Fenlon scored close to the finish. North End's hectic schedule continues this evening (Tuesday) when they face Moyne Rangers in the Wexford Cup semi-final.
North End United: Dylan Owens, Warren Broaders, Stuart Lawlor, Robin Dempsey, Keith Kearney, Shane Dempsey, John Fenlon, Lee Aust, Jason Swords, Gary Dempsey, Paul Murphy. Subs. used - Jason Murphy, Andy Moore, Kyle Dempsey. Not used - Eoin Doyle, John Tormey.