Declan Carville (43)
Jimmy Walker (77)

2

John Watt (14)
Robbie Hume (30p)

2

Declan Carville pulled a goal back from Newry before the break (Picture: Philip Magowan/PressEye.com)

CITY FIGHT BACK TO CLAIM SHOWGROUNDS POINT

John Watt fired Limavady United in front after the quarter-of-an-hour mark when he stabbed the ball past 'keeper Steven Maguire from a Paul Owens corner.

Then, after half-an-hour, Robbie Hume added a second with a penalty into the bottom corner awarded he had been brought down by Declan Carville.

Newry grabbed a lifeline just before the break, Jimmy Walker with a picture pass over the Limavady defence to Carville who made light work lobbing the advancing Paul Wells to leave the half time score 2-1 to the visitors.

And they should have equalized on 70 minutes, Carville nodding the ball down to Keith Johnston who hit the base of the post, Stephen Hughes falling as he hit the rebound over from close range.

Newry's possession paid off on 77 minutes when the ball came to Walker outside the box, the midfielder smashing a shot on goal which Wells got both hands to but couldn't prevent nestling into the bottom corner of the net.

Newry City: Maguire, McArdle, M. Hughes, King, Boyle, McCann, Walker, Carville, McCabe, S. Hughes, Johnston subs Havern (replaced Johnston 85), Cunningham (not used), Mullen (not used), McKeown (replaced S. Hughes 90), Richmond (not used)

Limavady United: Wells, Watt, Crown, Devlin, McKeever, Law, Owens, King, McFadden, L. Harkin, Hume subs Mullan (replaced L. Harkin 80), Murray (replaced King 65), C. Harkin (not used), McClelland (not used), O'Kane (not used)

Referee: Peter McGrath

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