Stunning strike sees Cobh beat luckless under-19s
Wexford Youths lost their third game in succession in the SSE Airtricity Under-19 League as they were edged out by Cobh Ramblers in St. Colman's Park on Sunday.
Cobh Ramblers 1 Wexford Youths 0
However, it wasn't all doom and gloom as there was plenty of positives for the Youths as the produced a vastly improved display, with lots of attacking intent and flair.
Ben O'Riordan scored the only goal of the game and it was really out of the top drawer.
When he picked up possession 35 yards out in the 40th minute there looked to be little danger for the Wexford Youths defence but he unleashed an unstoppable shot that gave goalkeeper Dylan Furlong no chance.
It was O'Riordan's fourth goal in three games and was a strike worthy of winning any match. That said, Wexford Youths were extremely unlucky to taste defeat.
The visitors created numerous opportunities but found the Cobh Ramblers goalkeeper to be in inspired form and they were denied time and time again by the last line of defence.
The Wexford players put in a mammoth effort all over the field and worked hard for the 90 minutes playing an attractive brand of pass and move football.
Conor Maher, Darren Dempsey, Adam Doyle and Daryl Power really stood out for Wexford Youths on a day when everybody pulled their weight in a performance that will certainly raise confidence levels in the camp.
Next weekend Wexford Youths Under-19s will be hoping to get off the mark when they take on Waterford United in a local derby at Ferrycarrig Park at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Wexford Youths: Dylan Furlong, Darren Dempsey, Paul Brennan, Glen Pullen, Conor Maher, Owen McDonald, Seamus Casey, Dean George, Daryl Power, Davy Doyle, Cian Doyle. Subs. - Adam Doyle for Brennan, Dan Brennan for Casey, Andrew Wall for McDonald, Jessie Farrell for Dean George, Ryan Delaney for C. Doyle.