Ireland U19: Ireland hit 13 goals in qualifiers
Tyreik Wright hit four as Ireland cruised to victory in Straßwalchen, Austria. There were also first international goals for Lewis Richards, Jamie Bowden, Tom Cannon and Ryan Cassidy. Andrew Omobamidele, Mark McGuinness and Ross Tierney, also found the net.
It now means Ireland head into the game with Austria needing a win for a chance to qualify for the Elite Round.
Ireland were dominant from start to finish and took the lead on six minutes through Aston Villa man Wright. Alex Gilbert fired at goal but Wright was on hand to slide in to finish.
On 15 minutes Richards had his first goal for Ireland. A corner from Bowden fell to the Wolves defender who volleyed home from close range.
And it was another Bowden corner that led to number three. This time Omobamidele found the net with a header. Two minutes later Bowden went from creator to scorer. Good play from Wright saw him cross from the right towards Alex Gilbert who headed across goal for Bowden to tap in for 4-0.
Ireland started the second half as they started the first. Wright reacted fastest to a save from Bradley Avellano to make it 5-0 with 47 minutes gone.
On 54 minutes Wright completed his hat-trick superbly finding the top corner from the edge of the area.
Ireland weren’t letting up and McGuinness headed in from a corner on 55 minutes for seven and Tierney took advantage of a rebound for number eight. Cannon made it 9-0 with a neat finish when he found the bottom corner from outside the box.
Bowden got his second of the game to make it 10 on 73 minutes when he headed into the top corner.
Then came three goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. It came from another corner for Ireland and it was another goal with McGuinness’ header adjudged to have come off Gibraltar substitute Shay Jones for an own goal.
Wright got his fourth of the game when he beat the keeper from the edge of the area and Cassidy made it 13-0 in added time when he got ahead of the last defender in the box to wrap up the scoring.
Ireland: Bohan; McEntee (C) (McGuinness 46) Omobamidele, Richards, Sobowale; Coffey (Cassidy 68), Bowden (Ebosele 90), Tierney; Wright, Cannon (Oko-Flex), Gilbert.
Gibraltar: Avellano (Hernandez 79); Bossano (Galliano 74), Vinet, Montovio (Matto 64); Parral, El Yettefi (De Haro 30), Del Rio (C), Bautista (Jones 31), Ramagge, Gracia.
Tuesday, November 19: Ireland v Austria, HCS Arena Nonntal, Salzburg, KO 1.30pm (Irish time)