Thursday 22 February 2018

Tight at the top in race for Youth league crown

GOREY RANGERS moved into pole position for this season's Premier Youths League title with a 2-0 win over the Wexford Youths. A keenly-fought game from the start, the home side made the crucial breakthrough when the powerful Mark Kinsella battled his way to the end line and crossed for Killian Cushe to head home.

The Youths fought back and went close on a few occasions but their finishing touch let them down. The second-half continued at the same frantic pace as the visitors piled on the pressure but Gorey's defence held strong - Ryan Cullen and Ross O'Connor were powerful in the centre, while Eric Quinn and Colum Sheridan did well in the corners.

The home side had the better of things in the middle where man of the match Mark Kinsella pulled the strings with plenty of help from Conor Levingston, Killian Cushe, Ross Moore, Paddy Carton and Jordan Carr. It was Wolves-bound Conor Levingston who made the game safe with a breakaway goal for Gorey who showed the greater appetite.

Best for the Youths were Conor Sutton, Ryan and Eoin Delaney.

Gorey are now best placed, having dropped just four points, compared to Moyne with five points and the Youths with six points. All have still to play each other so we're in for a great finish to the title race. It's far from over.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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