Five star Cork City force Wexford Youths into promotion-relegation playoff
Chiedozie Ogbene's brace set Cork on their way21:42 Monday 24 October 2016, 21:42 24 Oct 2016
Cork City have put aside the disappointment of not being able to take the League of Ireland title race into another round of games by thrashing Wexford Youths 5-0 at Turner's Cross.
John Caulfield's side challenged Dundalk for the title but the Louth club secured their third Premier Division triumph in a row on Sunday night.
Two goals from Chiedozie Ogbene put Cork 2-0 up within 10 minutes.
The prolific Sean Maguire then made it 3-0 after 32 minutes, before Conor McCarthy added a fourth six minutes later to give the second placed side a commanding half-time advantage.
Gavan Holohan added goal No 5 on 57 minutes.
Full time: Cork have held on for the 5-0 win! We will now be playing a playoff to keep our place in the Premier Division for next year!— Wexford Youths FC (@WexfordYouthsFC) October 24, 2016
Ogbene had a chance for a hat-trick and to make it 6-0 from the penalty spot but saw his effort saved.
The 5-0 defeat for Wexford means they will have to face playing in this year's promotion/relegation play-off against either Cobh Ramblers or Drogheda United as a win tonight was necessary to avoid that fate.
After their final league fixture, Cork take on Dundalk in the FAI Cup final on November 6th at Aviva Stadium.
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