Andrew Wilson (29)
Ethan Bates (70)

2

CITY GAIN UPPER HAND AT HOLM PARK

Both sides set about gaining the upper hand in the opening stages but neither could dominate proceedings.

However first blood went to City when Andy Wilson found himself in space on the right of the box and he strode forward to slot home putting hosts a goal to the good.

Play switched from end to end during the second half but towards the final quarter the home side were starting to dominate.

After forcing several corners Ryan Corrigan delivered a superb inswinger towards the away goalmouth where sub Ethan Bates forced the ball over the line to complete the scoring.

Armagh City: Devine, Kerr, Mallon, Grimley, Judge, McAnallen, McInerney, Ferreita, Wilson, Corrigan, Courtney subs Balnanosis (not used), L. Campbell (not used), Bates (replaced Ferreita 56), Pedlow (replaced McInerney 69), Duffy (replaced Courtney 88)

Newington: Craughwell, McFall, R. Gowdy, Pierce, Gilgunn, Donnelly, J. Gowdy, Dempsey, Hughes, Derry, Scollay subs Archer (not used), Logan (replaced Donnelly 46), Carson (not used), McAuley (replaced Hughes 76), McVarnock (replaced Scollay 51)

Referee: Peter Murray