Reece Whittle (70)


Mark McCabe (14)
Stephen Moan (53)
Mark McCabe (54)
Darren King (63)
Mark Hughes (66)
Adam Foley (72)


Mark McCabe scored twice for Newry (©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton)


Newry City moved upto fourth spot in the table after hitting six goals past PSNI at The Dub.

Mark Hughes might have opened the scoring as early as the fifth minute only to see PSNI keeper Daniele di Giorgio save from the spot awarded after Owen Moody was adjudged to have handled in the area.

Newry dominated the early exchanges and eventually did go in front on 14 minutes through Mark McCabe's downward header after a cross from the right found him at the far post.

Despite enjoying the lions share of possession and chances created Newry had to wait until eight minutes into the second half to double their advantage when McCabe laid the ball off for Stephen Moan to find the net from the edge of the six yard box.

Then, sixty seconds later, Adam Foley won possession before playing McCabe through to add a third for the visitors, again on the edge of the box.

The floodgates open, Newry's fourth came just after the hour courtesy of Darren King's close range finish after Foley had flicked on Dale Montgomery's throw-in.

It was 5-0 three minutes later, Hughes atoning for his earlier penalty miss with a clinical finish from Foley's lay-off.

Reece Whittle pulled one back for the PSNI on 70 minutes when he rose highest to power a header past Andy Coleman but, two minutes after that, Foley restored Newry's five-goal cushion with a finish into the empty net after McCabe had done well to create the opportunity.

PSNI: di Giorgio, Whittle, Riddle, Harland, Turk, MacLeod, Green, Hutchinson, O'Neill, Moody, Anderson subs Best (replaced Green 66), McCleery (not used), Gauthier (replaced Turk 73), Breen (not used), Martyn (replaced Moody 61)

Newry City: Coleman, King, Montgomery, Boyle, McCabe, Foley, Hughes, McGovern, Moan, McArdle, Moller Nielsen subs Taylor (replaced Montgomery 66), Lennon (not used), Moody (replaced Foley 73), Lavery (not used), Duffy (replaced McGovern 68)

Referee: Shane McGonigle

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