Determined to erase memories of their heavy EA Cup defeat to Cork City earlier in the week, Wexford took a 10th-minute lead. Brian Nolan and Tom Elmes linked up, with Elmes playing a great ball into the path of Dean Broaders, who shot low to the corner of the net.
Mervue then enjoyed a period of dominance forcing three corners, but were unable to break down the home side’s back four.
Then just one minute before the break, Shane Nolan played a delightful through ball into the path of Danny Furlong who raced clear to round the keeper before left footing into an empty net, giving his side a 2-0 interval lead.
Mervue showed improvement on the resumption but the home side protected their two-goal lead with a little to spare.
WEXFORD YOUTHS: Doyle 7, B Nolan 7, Carr 6, Browne 7, Dermody 7; Dempsey 7, S Nolan 7, Broaders (Corcoran 90) 8, Keenan 6 (Malone 80); Elmes 7 (Wall 69), Furlong 8.
Mervue Utd: Forde 7; McEntee 6, O’Rourke 6, Walsh 7, Farrell 7; Kelly 6(Keegan 6, 45), Keogh 6, Molloy 7, Hoban 7, Collins 6 (Ludden 74), Nkobolo 6.
Referee: A Mullally (Dublin).