Third time lucky for Moyne Rangers

By Dave Devereux

Published 15/05/2016 | 20:29

Tony Crosbie of North End and Joshua O’Byrne (Moyne Rangers) tussle for possession
Tony Crosbie of North End and Joshua O’Byrne (Moyne Rangers) tussle for possession

Late goals from Dylan McVeigh and Joshua O'Byrne saw Moyne Rangers lift the Wexford Youth Cup and break St. Leonards hearts in a sunny Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday evening.

Moyne Rangers 2 St Leonard's 0

McVeigh expertly tucked away the opener on 77 minutes, and with St. Leonards desperately pushing forward in search of an equaliser, Moyne swiftly broke forward and won a penalty, which O'Byrne finished with aplomb.

It was hard on a spirited St. Leonards side as they had done the lion's share of the attacking in the second-half, with, Nathan Trilsbach, Sam Wall and substitute Martin Doyle all going close, but if any side deserved good fortune it was Moyne Rangers, having lost the previous two finals.

St. Leonards began the second-half with real intent and almost made the breakthrough within a minute of the restart, but Nathan Trilsbach drilled his shot wide of the right post having been found by a long ball forward from Adam O'Sullivan.

St. Leonards threw everything at the Moyne defence in search of an equaliser and they were caught for second time when Martin Doyle brought down Joshua O'Byrne in the area.

O'Byrne took the responsibility himself and buried the penalty into the right hand corner of the net to seal a memorable victory for Moyne.


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