Tuesday 21 February 2017

Molumby seals U-19s' impressive win

Ireland u-19 3-1 Austria u-19

Published 07/09/2016 | 02:30

Tom Mohan's team added to their 1-0 win over Austria on Sunday evening with a convincing victory at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Matt Browne / Sportsfile
Tom Mohan's team added to their 1-0 win over Austria on Sunday evening with a convincing victory at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Matt Browne / Sportsfile

Tom Mohan's team added to their 1-0 win over Austria on Sunday evening with a convincing victory at Tallaght Stadium.

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It was the away side who took the lead. Albin Ramadani was found in space, 25 yards from goal, and his hopeful effort deflected into the corner of Mark Travers' net.

Ireland were soon back on level terms though. The relentless Tyreke Wilson found Thomas Byrne in space on the right side of the area and he rounded the 'keeper to score in the 24th minute.

Nine minutes later, Ireland went ahead through West Brom's Zach Elbouzedi. A loose pass across the Austrian back-four from Manuel Thurnwald was latched onto by Elbouzedi who raced through to slot home.

Just before the break, Austria were reduced to ten men as the goalscorer Ramadani was involved in an off-the-ball incident.

The ten men almost equalised with seven minutes left as Florian Hainka hit the bar from Oliver Filip's cross but Ireland sealed the victory in the final minutes as Brighton's Jayson Molumby tapped home from close range.

REP of Ireland - Travers, O'Keeffe (C) (Masterson 65), Elbouzedi, O'Shea, Kane, Leahy, Molumby, Byrne, T O'Connor (Levingston 69), Wilson, Power (Rice 82). Subs not used: Kelleher (GK), Lunney, M O'Connor.

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