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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Struggling Youths hit for six by Limerick

WEXFORD YOUTHS were on the receiving end of a six-goal rout to promotion-chasing Limerick FC in this Airtricity Division 1 clash in Jackman Park on Friday evening last.

This was a coming of age for all the wrong reasons as Wexford Youths were on the receiving end of their 21st defeat of the season, which leaves them second from bottom with a meagre ten points, with only goal difference separating them from bottom side Salthill Devon.

No doubt, Wexford Youths are having a dramatic season, as their struggle for points continues. With their forces being depleted by the week it was a weakened side which took the pitch against a rampant Limerick who are fourth from the top and still battling for one of the two automatic promotion spots.

The home side took the lead as early as the 19th minute through Jeff Judge who added a second nine minutes later with a low 20-yard drive. Then it was the turn of Paudie Quinn to powerfully head home a Shane Treacy corner, leaving them with a 3-0 interval lead.

On the resumption the chances kept coming for the home side as Wexford Youths were pinned back on defence.

Ten minutes after the break Karl Keogh deflected a Treacy flick on from a Rory Gaffney corner into his own net.

The locals made it 5-0 after 60 minutes through Denis Behan, with the same player completing the rout five minutes from time.

Wexford Youths: Pakie Holden, Shane Nolan, Mark Phelan (James Dermody, 61), Karl Keogh (Dean Broaders, 68), Martin Kehoe, Shane Dempsey, Ben Ryan, Patsy Malone, Danny Furlong, Tom Elmes (Muzzi Mullen, 45), David Grincell.

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