Welders boss Gary Smyth watched his side sweep to victory over Armagh City (Picture: Declan Roughan/PressEye.com)
Saturday, 05 August 2017
HW Welders set up a Second Round trip to Shamrock Park following this three-goal defeat of Armagh City.
New arrival Leon Bonnes fired the Welders in front after 19 minutes following Ross Arthurs' run and cross from the left to set up the finish from inside the six yard box.
The visitors might have pulled one back before the break by Jack Clarke's 'goal' from a corner was ruled out following a foul on 'keeper Jason Craughwell.
David Graham doubled Welders lead on 48 minutes before, with just under a quarter-of-an-hour to go, Arthurs added a third from close range.
HW Welders: Craughwell, McKeown, Armstrong, Harris, Spence, McMillan, Deans, Graham, Arthurs, Bonnes, Rainey subs McMurray (replaced Bonnes 46), Boylan (replaced Rainey 46), Malone (replaced Spence 46), Whittle (not used), Dornan (not used)
Armagh City: Devine, Monteiro, Kerr, Ferreita, Courtney, Tavares, Hynds, Clarke, O'Hehir, Smyth, Blevins subs Verenka (replaced Smyth 70), Lucas (replaced Tavares 46), Buchanan (not used), Huston (replaced Blevins 60)
Referee: Andrew Woodside