Saturday 25 January 2020

Furlong brace ensures easy passage for City


FORMER player Danny Furlong added to Wexford Youths' woe with two second-half goals as Cork City registered a comfortable victory in this second-round tie at Ferrycarrig Park.

The gulf in standards was evident from the early stages as Cork controlled the game, with Shane Duggan and Gary Buckley dominant in midfield. Playing with greater composure, they opened the scoring when full-back Ian Turner's well-struck free-kick found the back of the net.

With the home side showing little creativity, the visitors increased their lead with an exquisite 34-minute strike from Shane Duggan, who beat Brandon O'Callaghan from 25 yards.

Furlong added to the home side's woe when he raced through the centre and rounded 'keeper O'Callaghan to plant the ball into an empty net to make it 3-0 after 54 minutes.

And eight minutes later, he added the fourth, finishing a low Stephen Kenny cross.

Wexford Youths – B O'Callaghan; I Goulding, S Clarke, Gary Delaney, S Corcoran, C O'Gorman, G Hawe (E Molloy 62), D Broaders, B Nolan, J Mulcahy (Graham Delaney 62), D Power.

Cork City – K Burns, I Turner, K Murray C Healy 32), K Spillane, J Dunleavy, S Duggan (B Lenihan 62), A Rundle, G Buckley, S Kenny, D Kavanagh, D Furlong (R Lehane 85).

Ref – J McKell

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