Thursday 22 August 2019

Youths hoping for third win against Cabinteely

Peter Higgins(Wexford Youths) (Finn Harps)
Peter Higgins(Wexford Youths) (Finn Harps)
Willy Tyrrell (Wexford Youths)
Willie Tyrrell (Wexford Youths)
Craig Wall (Wexford Youths)
Craig Wall (Wexford Youths) Raymond Foy (Finn Harps)

By Ian O'Neill

Wexford Youths welcome Cabinteely to Ferrycarrig Park for the final time this season in what's panning out to be an exciting end to the SSE Airtricity First Division.

Despite two wins against the South Dublin team and an exceptional scoreline when the sides last met in Ferrycarrig, manager Shane Keegan is nothing but complimentary for what he has seen.

'On the pitch, they have fared far better than many thought they would. They seemed to be written off as the Leagues whipping boys before a ball was kicked. This was never going to be the case and we were the first to find this out! Eddie and Dave have done a great job and given some of the very shrewd signings that they have made in the last couple of weeks I expect them to pull off some big results between now and the end of the season. We'll have to be at our very best tonight if we want to come away with the points.'

Last weekend saw Wexford Youths prevail in a much anticipated game against Finn Harps.

'Last weekend was a great performance and brilliant result. But it was worth no more than the 3 points that any other win would be. It's important that we remember that. The atmosphere was absolutely fantastic, the best I've experienced in my time with the club.'

Youths will be without long term injury victims Stephen Last and Dean Broaders. Lee Grace was substituted with a knee injury last week against Finn Harps. Although he'll miss the Cabinteely game, his injury isn't as bad as first feared and will be back soon. Aidan Keenan is responding well to treatment and his return to first team action is imminent.

Kick off in Ferrycarrig Park is 8pm

Wexford People