Youths runs riot against newcomers
Wexford Youths' goal machine Danny Furlong made his own piece of history when he struck for five goals as his side demolished Cabinteely in this Airtricity Division 1 league clash played at Ferrycarrig Park on Friday night.
Wexford Youths 7 - Cabinteely 0
Not only did he help the Youths avenge their opening round defeat to the Division 1 newcomers, Furlong marked a record 170 appearances for his club, with five goals a feat not accomplished previously in the new Division 1 set-up, bringing his seasons tally to ten goals and leading division goal scorer.
Furlong's eleventh minute goal set the Youths on their way when he flicked home a Conor Whittle corner kick across a crowded goalmouth. Further goals followed from the clinical striker on forty-one and forty-seven minutes to complete a first half hat-trick and have his side leading 3-0 at the interval.
Second placed Youths were keeping the pressure up on leaders Finn Harps for Cabinteely had no answer to their free-flowing football, as Furlong made it 4-0 after fifty-two minutes getting on the end of an Andy Mulligan cross. It was the turn of Aidan Keenan to get on the scoresheet in the seventy-ninth minute when he applied the finish to a Philip Drohan cross, while Furlong struck for his fifth goal eight minutes before the end, while minutes later he was substituted to a rousing reception.
Two minutes from the Youths completed the rout when substitute Drohan was brought down in the area leaving sub Dean Broaders to tuck the resulting penalty low into the corner of the net, giving the homeside a record breaking 7-0 victory.
On Friday night next they hope to make it six wins out of seven games, having lost their opening two round games, when they visit neighbours Waterford Utd.