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07.10.2017 at 19:00 RSC Waterford Attendance:
Rep of Ireland Under 19 5 - 0 Cyprus
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg). European Qualifier / PROG-match

Goalscorers
Jonathan Afolabi (12)
Jayson Molumby (15)
Jayson Molumby (pen.) (24)
Jayson Molumby (31)
Jonathan Afolabi (67)
None
Opening squads
Mark Travers
Dara O Shea
Lee O Connor
Warren O Hora
Tyreke Wilson
Aaron Bolger
Jayson Molumby
Dan Mc Kenna
Thomas O Connor
Neil Farugia
Jonathan Afolabi
Demetriou (GK)
Ioannou
Adoni
Panayides
Charalampous
Konstantinou
Pounnas
Gerolemou
Menelaou
Charalampous
Louka
Substitutes
Brian Maher
John Martin
Anthony Scully
Jordan Doherty
Michael Obafemi
Kian Flanagan
Pittadjis (GK)
Genethliou
Stylianides
Panteli
Hadjipaschalis
Roles
Mousic
Katsantonis
Sergiou
Substitutions
Jordan Doherty -> Warren O Hora (46)
John Martin -> Jonathan Afolabi (67)
Michael Obafemi -> Jayson Molumby (74)
Genethliou for Gerolemou 46 mins,
Katsantonis for Pounnas 46 mins,
Stylianides for Konstantinou 79 mins
Yellow cards
None. Menelaou 69 mins,
Red cards
None. None
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
The Republic of Ireland turned on the style at The RSC as they claimed a 5-0 victory over Cyprus in the second of three UEFA U-19 European Championship Qualifying Round games.
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8th Oct 2017

Captain Jayson Molumby netted a hat-trick and Jonathan Afolabi scored a brace as Tom Mohan\'s team responded to the scoreless draw with Azerbaijan in the best possible way.

Southampton youngster Afolabi opened the scoring on 12 minutes before Molumby (pictured above) got his first of the game just three minutes later. Seizing control early on allowed Ireland to dictate the rhythm of play.

Mohan had made five changes to his starting line-up and Afolabi certainly made the most of his opportunity to impress in what was a crucial game in Ireland\'s hopes of qualifying for next summer\'s finals in Finland.

However, it was local lad Molumby who went away with the match ball as he drove forward from midfield to give his team a cutting edge and finished his chances when they fell his way.

It was an eye-catching performance by Ireland as every player contributed and they pinned Cyprus back inside their own half for large periods, while the passing was crisp and 12 attempts on goal shows their attacking intent.

Ireland will now go into Tuesday\'s final game against Serbia looking to claim a second victory and top Group 7.

Republic of Ireland: Travers; McKenna, O\'Shea, O\'Hora (Doherty 46), Wilson; T O\'Connor, Molumby (Obafemi 74); L O\'Connor (Martin 67), Bolger, Farrugia; Afolabi.

Cyprus: Demetriou; Ioannou, Adoni, Menelou, Charalampous; Pounnas (Katsantonis 46), Panayides; Konstantinou (Stylianides 79), Gerolemou (Genethliou 46), Louka; Charalampous.

Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg).
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