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  • Friday February 26th, 2021 @ 21:39

Report: Saints 4-0 Wexford FC

St Patrick's Athletic beat Wexford 4-0 in their second friendly game of pre-season on Friday night.

Goals from Ben McCormack, Chris Forrester, Jamie Lennon and Billy King secured the win over the First Division side under the Richmond Park lights.

Darragh Burns, Matty Smith, Lee Desmond and Billy King all went close before The Saints took the lead.

McCormack opened the scoring from close range after Burns' initial effort was well saved on the line by Jimmy Corcoran in the Wexford goal.

Forrester doubled the lead with a typically cool finish from inside the box before Jamie Lennon's long range effort made it 3-0 before the break.

The impressive Burns almost made it four but his curling shot smashed off the post.

Billy King did make it 4-0 eleven minutes after the break with a deadly finish from outside the box, before Head Coach Stephen O'Donnell made a number of changes to freshen things up in pre-season.

Subs Danny Norris and John Mountney went close before the final whistle confirmed a solid win for St Pat's in Inchicore.

The game also saw Wexford, whose Assistant Manager is ex St Pat's Manager Harry Kenny, give a debut to striker Kyle Robinson, the 18-year-old only joined them on loan from St Pat's shortly before kick-off. Former Saints Academy men Success Edogun and Daniel Dobbin also featured for Brian O'Sullivan's side.

Our lads will be in action again on Saturday against Cobh Ramblers as preparations continue for the start of the season.

St Pat's team: Jaros: Kelly, Griffin, Bermingham, Desmond; Lennon, McCormack, Forrester; Smith, Burns, King.

Subs used: Keeley, Mountney, Benson, Norris, Whelan, McClelland, Corbally

Referee: Rob Harvey

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