Stephen Kenny‘s Republic of Ireland U21 side continued their 2021 European Championship qualifying campaign with a one nil victory over Armenia in Tallaght Stadium this Friday evening.
The winning goal came after 30 minutes and was scored by Troy Parrott following some scintillating play from Aaron Connolly.
Ireland were dominant throughout, with the only concern being the lack of further goals to emphasise the fact.
There were excellent performances from several players with midfield captain Jayson Molumby named ‘man of the match’ but Aaron Connolly or Lee O’Connor might easily have garnered the award.
In this evening’s other Group One contest, hosts Iceland defeated visitors Luxembourg by three goals to nil.
Ireland next travel to Sweden where they will face the hosts in a 6.30pm kick-off in Kalmar on Tuesday evening.
Team: Caoimhin Kelleher; Lee O’Connor, Conor Masterson, Dara O’Shea, Darragh Leahy; Jayson Molumby, Conor Coventry; Gavin Kilkenny, Troy Parrott, Aaron Connolly; Adam Idah
Zack Elbouzedi for Idah 65′
Dan Mandroiu for Kilkenny 65′
Jonathan Afolabi for Parrott 80′
Jason Knight for Connolly 89′