Conor Mulholland (44)
Matthew Hughes (58)
Ryan McCready (79)


Stefan McKenna (50)


Action from The Dub (Picture: Neil Coleman)


Queen's University bounced back from their weekend loss to sweep to a comfortable defeat of Armagh City at The Dub.

The Students had been in the ascendency during a quiet first half but took advantage of a goalmouth scramble after an initial shot had been saved when Conor Mulholland was on hand to slot home moments before the break.

However, the Eagles levelled five minutes into the second period with a potential contender for goal of the season. Stefan McKenna reinforced City's bright start to the half when he picked up the ball deep in his own half before unleashing an unstoppable drive from 30 yards into the top right corner giving 'keeper Declan Brown no chance.

Queen's regained the advantage just before the hour, albeit without a hint of controversy after Matthew Hughes' long range effort cannoned off the underside of the bar with referee Kyle Barr adjudging the ball to have crossed the line despite the protests of the visiting players and staff.

The scoring was completed with 11 minutes remaining. With Queens in control the game was wrapped up when Ryan McCready was fed through to coolly finish beyond Danny Devine.

Their victory was soured slightly in stoppage time, however, when Adam Robinson was dismissed for denying a goalscoring opportunity with a last ditch tackle on an onrushing Armagh attacker.

Queen's University: Brown, Robinson, Young, Hanna, McManus, O'Reilly, Hughes, Mulgrew, McCready, Mulholland, Fyfe subs O'Hare (replaced Fyfe 59), Tumelty (replaced Mulholland 75), McEvoy (not used), Roper (not used), Walsh (replaced Mulgrew 46)

Armagh City: Devine, Kerr, Courtney, Grimley, Fields, Judge, Macuilaitis, Clarke, Uprichard, McKenna, Wilson subs Campbell (replaced Grimley 59), E. Tavares (replaced Courtney 82), Huston (replaced McKenna 82), Monteiro (not used), Larkin (not used)

Referee: Kyle Barr

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