Wednesday 22 August 2018

Reece Grego-Cox hits hat-trick in big win for Republic of Ireland's youngsters

Reece Grego-Cox celebrates his hat-trick goal
Reece Grego-Cox celebrates his hat-trick goal

Reece Grego-Cox scored a hat-trick as the Republic of Ireland secured a crushing 4-0 win over Israel in their European Under-21 Championship qualifier on Monday.

QPR striker Grego-Cox opened the scoring for the hosts at the Tallaght Stadium, converting from close range with just 35 seconds played.

Harry Charsley doubled Ireland's lead with 10 minutes of the first half remaining before Grego-Cox netted his second from the penalty spot shortly afterwards.

Grego-Cox completed his hat-trick in the 51st minute as Noel King's side eased to an impressive victory to maintain their unbeaten run in Group Five.

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