First
Date: 8 p.m. March 17, 2017
Venue: Ferrycarrig Park
Ref: Marc Lynch
Att: 242

Ross Kenny 51' -
Scored: 51'


Peno Miss: 42'
- Gary O'Neill 42'

Scored: 86'
- Gary O'Neill 86'



League Preview: Wexford Youths -v- UCD

Fri, Mar 17 2017

Wexford take to the field against Cobh earlier this year. Credit: Steve Alfred

WEXFORD YOUTHS

Wexford host UCD at Ferrycarrig Park on St Patrick's Night (kick-off 8pm) as they continue to search for their first win of the season following a disappointing opening.

 

Damian Locke has endured a difficult start to life as Shane Keegan's successor, with a loss to Cabinteely last week a particularly low point as Cabo were yet to even score a goal until that point.

 

"To be fair to the group of lads in the dressing room, there is no one passing off the responsibility of us conceding poor goals to date,” Locke told the club's website.

 

On the plus side, the squad is free from injuries and suspensions going into their second home game of the season.

 

 

UCD

UCD will hope to bounce back from last Friday's 2-0 home defeat to title rivals Waterford as they welcome a team short of confidence.

 

The Students tend to start season's slowly, however, and a number of players have been involved in third-level competition, and indeed several were involved with the Colleges and Unversities side that beat the Defence Forces 2-0 during the week.

 

With more or less a full squad to choose from now, and only goalkeeper Conor O'Donnell and captain Gary O'Neill over 21 years of age, the youthful Students side will look to kick on and challenge at the top of the table.

 

 

Referee: Marc Lynch

 

 

MATCH STATS

The sides met four times during Wexford Youths' title-winning season of 2015, before the launch of the truncated Wexford FC.

 

Wexford won three of those four clashes including, crucially, two back-to-back wins (rescheduled due to UCD's Europa League campaign) at the tail-end of the season that practically guaranteed Shane Keegan's side the title.

 

 

BETTING

Wexford 5/2; Draw 23/10; UCD evens.

 

PREDICTION

Wexford 0 – 2 UCD

 

 

Wexford

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

UCD

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None

 



Wexford
Graham Doyle
Goalkeeper
Andrew O'Connor
42Booked: 42'
Defender
Craig McCabe
32Booked: 32'
Defender
Ross Kenny
51Scored: 51'
Defender
Ricky Fox
6Booked: 6'
Defender
Sean Hurley
Midfielder
Craig Hayes
83'
83Subbed Off: 83'
Midfielder
Shane Dunne
Midfielder
Thomas Croke
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Midfielder
Craig Wall
Midfielder
Liam Donnelly
Forward

Substitutes
Conor Sutton
Midfield
Owen McCormack
Defender
Jamie Fox
83'
83Subbed On: 83'
Defender
Sean Eve
61'
61Subbed On: 61'
Midfield
Lee Duffy
Forward
Corey Chambers
Goalkeeper
UCD
Niall Corbet
Goalkeeper
Liam Scales
Defender
90Booked: 90'
Evan Osam
Defender
Maxim Kouogun
Defender
Dan Tobin
Defender 59'
59Subbed Off: 59'
Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
Gary O'Neill
Midfielder
42Peno Miss: 42'
86Scored: 86'
Jason McClelland
Midfielder
Cian Kavanagh
Midfielder 84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
Rob Manley
Forward 74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
George Kelly
Forward

Substitutes
Daire O'Connor
Midfield
59Subbed On: 59'
59'
Ben Hanrahan
Forward
84Subbed On: 84'
84'
Conor Crowley
Midfield
Sean Coyne
Defender
Gareth Coughlan
Forward
Josh Collins
Defender
74Subbed On: 74'
74'


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