Republic of Ireland U19 2-0 Slovenia U19 - Kevin Toner bags debut goal as Boys in Green ease to victory

The Aston Villa defender scored on his Under-19 debut, as the Boys in Green rebounded from Tuesday's 3-0 loss to beat Slovenia at the Regional Sports Centre
Paul Doolin's Republic of Ireland Under-19 side continued their preparations for next month's Uefa U19 European Championship qualifying campaign at the RSC in Waterford, defeating Slovenia thanks to goals from Conor Whittle and Kevin Toner.

After a 3-0 loss to the Slovenians on Tuesday, Doolin's side had a point to prove, and took the lead after just 11 minutes. Waterford United's Conor Whittle netted after some great work out wide by Liverpool wideman Alex O'Hanlon. Slovenian goalkeeper Adnan Golubovic had denied O'Hanlon in the build-up, but was injured in the process, and had to be replaced by Gregor Zabret.

Zabret had little to do for the remainder of the half, but with both managers making changes at half-time and early in the second-half, the game came to life once more. Aston Villa defender Kevin Toner pulled off an excellent block to deny Dino Hotic, before Zabret denied Adam Wixtead with a good save.

Kevin Toner sealed the win with a header from O'Hanlon's free-kick 11 minutes from time, while Sam Byrne was denied by Zabret a minute later as the Irish side eased to victory.

Doolin's side travel to Sweden in October for Uefa U19 European Championship qualifying, where they take on Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and group hosts Sweden.