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NEWRY deservedly took a 1-0 lead after 38 minutes when Grant guided his downward header into the goal from a corner kick.

Town were still well in the game as Downey forced a full length save from Buchanan after 47 minutes and Cree headed a Town corner over soon after.

However a fast counter attack from the visitors after 56 minutes saw Hanaphy outpace the home defence and slot under the advancing McAllister to give Newry a 2-0 lead.

Timmy Grant's great lob was just over after 64 minutes after he had stolen behind Town's bemused rear-guard - a player still held in high regard by everyone at Banbridge Town.

The game was over after 77 minutes when King was on hand at the back post to volley into the net after a left-wing cross had eluded a static home defence.

Substitute McCabe made it 4-0 after 84 minutes when he had time to pick his spot in front of goal.

It was all one way traffic and although McAllister stopped a certain goal from Hughes the latter was not to be undone and extended his side's lead after a surging Mallon run two minutes from time.

Luckless Town conceded an own goal in injury time and were relieved to hear the final whistle in an afternoon to forget.

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