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Match Centre

Championship
Friday 25 February 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Newry Showgrounds

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

Newry City home-team
0 FT 3
away-team Annagh United
  •   Stephen Murray 3'
  •   Aaron Rogers 23'
  •   Adam Carroll 35'
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Annagh United boss Ciaran McGurgan guided his side to a three-goal win ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

ANNAGH BLOW TITLE RACE WIDE OPEN

Annagh United issued a huge signal of intent in the race for Lough 41 Championship honours with a three-goal defeat of leaders Newry City at The Showgrounds.

The win leaves Ciaran McGurgan's side just a point off the top in second spot, albeit having played a game more than Newry.

Annagh needed just three minutes to open the scoring when Stephen Murray latched onto a poor backpass and did enough to slip the ball past keeper Steven Maguire into the corner of the net.

The visitors doubled their advantage midway through the first half when the ball fell loose for Aaron Rogers from another Murray effort.

Then, ten minutes before the break, Adam Carroll added a third with a header from a Niall Henderson corner.

The first half ended on a somewhat sour note for Annagh when they were reduced to ten men following Christian Stewart's 42nd minute dismissal for a professional foul.

Despite having a numerical advantage after the break Newry were unable to break down a resolute Annagh defence and, indeed, as time ticked down the home side became increasingly frustrated in front of goal as it became obvious they were going to slip to a fifth home defeat of the campaign.

Newry City: Maguire, Healy, Boyle, Brennan, Carville, Teelan, McGovern, Moan, Donnelly, Smyth, Montgomery subs Brady (not used), King (replaced McGovern 71), Hughes (replaced Smyth 37), Kelly (replaced Montgomery 57), Forde (replaced Brennan 37), Scullion (not used), Casey (replaced Carville 37)

Annagh United: Hughes, Stewart, Campbell, Norton, Henderson, Murray, Taylor, Carroll Hunter, Rogers, Moffatt subs Duffin (replaced Murray 85), Kerr (not used), McKinney (not used), Furphy (not used), Stephenson (not used), Shortt (not used), McDonald (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Newry City   0 - 3 Annagh United
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Hughes

    Newry City

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Murray

    Annagh United

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter Duffin

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Eoin Hughes

    Annagh United

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John McGovern

    Newry City

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren King

    Newry City

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Philip Donnelly

    Newry City

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Montgomery

    Newry City

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Kelly

    Moyola Park

    57'
  •  Red Card

    Christian Stewart

    Annagh United

    42'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Carroll

    Warrenpoint Town

    38'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Francis Brennan

    Newington

    37'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    37'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Smyth

    Annagh United

    37'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Hughes

    Newry City

    37'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    37'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Casey

    Cliftonville

    37'
  • GOAL

    Adam Carroll

    Warrenpoint Town

    35'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Rogers

    Annagh United

    23'
  •  Yellow Card

    Niall Henderson

    Annagh United

    16'
  • GOAL

    Stephen Murray

    Annagh United

    3'

Newry City

  • Steven Maguire
  • Noel Healy
  • John Boyle
  • Francis Brennan red substitution 37'
  • Declan Carville red substitution 37'
  • James Teelan
  • John McGovern red substitution 71'
  • Stephen Moan
  • Philip Donnelly 65'
  • Odhran Smyth red substitution 37'
  • Dale Montgomery red substitution 57'

Substitutes

  • Niall Brady
  • Darren King green substitution 71'
  • Daniel Hughes 85' green substitution 37'
  • Mark Kelly green substitution 57'
  • Lorcan Forde green substitution 37'
  • Donal Scullion
  • Odhran Casey green substitution 37'

Annagh United

  • Eoin Hughes 76'
  • Christian Stewart 42'
  • Jordan Campbell
  • Robbie Norton
  • Niall Henderson 16'
  • Stephen Murray red substitution 85' 3'
  • Craig Taylor
  • Ross Hunter
  • Aaron Rogers 23'
  • Ryan Moffatt
  • Adam Carroll 38' 35'

Substitutes

  • Peter Duffin green substitution 85'
  • Gerard Kerr
  • Shane McKinney
  • Adam Furphy
  • Marcus Stephenson
  • Sam Shortt
  • Tiarnan McDonald

Newry City

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Annagh United

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