Drogheda United couldn't have had it much easier as they tore Wexford FC to shreds, storming to an 8-1 success in their SSE Airtricity League First Division duel. The points were well and truly in the bag by the 28th minute as the visitors raced int
Drogheda United couldn't have had it much easier as they tore Wexford FC to shreds, storming to an 8-1 success in their SSE Airtricity League First Division duel.
The points were well and truly in the bag by the 28th minute as the visitors raced into an unassailable 5-0 lead and manager Tim Clancy was impressed with how clinical his charges were in front of goal in the early stages.
“We emphasised during the week the importance of a good start and we came out of the traps working very hard for each other. Thankfully we got the perfect start with a bit of brilliance from Sean Brennan, when he stuck the free-kick in the top corner after two minutes. That settles you down and probably makes Wexford have to chase the game that little bit more," said Clancy.
"In the first half an hour we scored pretty much every chance we got. Maybe we caught them cold, but it was a fantastic start for us."
With a handsome return of 14 goals in their opening two league games, Drogheda look a potent attacking threat that will cause problems for any defence, but Clancy is not getting too carried away, stressing that much tougher tasks lie ahead, starting with Galway United who they face at United Park next weekend.
“We know we're not going to maintain that. There's going to be games where we have to grind it out, when teams will put a lot more pressure on us," he said.
"We have St Mochta's now on Monday (in the first round of the EA SPORTS Cup), when it will be a good chance to get a lot of lads minutes on the pitch and then we can turn our attentions to Galway next Friday. They won again tonight and they're the ones we all have to beat this season. That will be a really big game next week and we'll gear towards it."