NEWRY OPEN UP SIX POINT GAP AT TOP
Newry City moved six points clear at the top of the Lough 41 Championship following a 2-0 win away to Knockbreda.
Darren Mullen's side were reduced to ten men on 19 minutes when Ryan McGivern was dismissed for pulling an opponent back and denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity.
However, Newry responded positively and duly moved in front just after the half-hour mark through James Teelan.
And it was a lead they doubled midway through the second half when substitute Mark Kelly, only on the pitch a matter of minutes, added a second to effectively secure the points.
'Breda also ended the game with ten men when Karl Hamill was also dismissed for a similar offence to McGivern's.
Knockbreda: Deane, McCauley, Gardiner, Hamill, McDermott, Johnston, Devine, Garrett, Harrison, Whiteway, Rea subs Wilson (replaced Rea 80), Curran (replaced Gardiner 89), Long (replaced Whiteway 73), Burns (replaced Harrison 46), Magill (not used), McGreevy (not used)
Newry City: Maguire, King, N. Healy, McGivern, Boyle, Brennan, Walker, Carville, Teelan, McGovern, Donnelly subs Magill (not used), Hughes (not used), Montgomery (replaced Donnelly 90+1), Kelly (replaced Carville 63), Moan (not used), B. Healy (replaced Teelan 78), Lawless (replaced McGovern 90+1)