Saturday, April 8, 2017

Wexford FC 0, Blues 5 (4/4/17, EA Sports Cup, Ferrycarrig, Wexford

Picture courtesy of Paul Elliott

Before a very poor crowd, on a perfect if cool night for football at Ferrycarrig, the Blues enjoyed an easy win against the poor Wexford side, which included quite a number of fringe players. The game lacked atmosphere and Wexford never looked like contesting it...these are difficult times for Wexford. Even the once magnificent pitch surface looks jaded.

The Blues also gave game time to several fringe players and what an impact they made! Conor Whittle started and gave a wonderful display, nearly scoring in the process. Matt Connor also started and caught the eye with a really solid performance....his handling was impeccable. Tunmise Sobowale came on as a late substitute and showed great composure, setting up one of the goals with
a sublime pass. Owen Wall however was the pick of the bunch and although he was only on for the last 20 minutes he was man-of-the-match.....absolutely cracking outing by the youngster! Jack Lynch came on a substitute to replace Patrick McClean at half time also gave an excellent account of himself.

Davie McDaid strolled through the game, scoring twice and must have wondered whether he was playing in the schoolyard with so many youngsters around him. At one stage the Blues' fans made reference to Owen Wall having to do his homework when he got home!

Kenny Browne was his usual commanding self and Shane O'Connor continues to develop into an integral and essential part of this Blue machine.

McDaid opened the scoring and he crossed for Gary Delaney to double the score just before the break. The rest of the goal came in a frantic last few minutes courtesy of Davie McDaid with is second and two from young Owen Wall.

Next up in the EA Sports League Cup come Cobh Ramblers, at the RSC on 17th April. The season is warming up very nicely for the Blues and all the fans.

C'mon the Blues!

Blues: Matt Connor, Conor Whittle, Patrick McClean (Jack Lynch 45'), Gary Delaney, Kenny Browne, Garry Comerford, Anthony McAlavey (Tunmise Sobowale 83'), Dean O'Halloran, Shane O'Connor, David McDaid, Dean Walsh (Owen Wall 71') . Unused subs: Mark O'Sullivan, Derek Daly, Dave Mulcahy, Matt Sheeehan

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