Stephen Hughes (10)

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Robbie McDaid (31)

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Robbie McDaid levelled for Glentoran (©INPHO/Freddie Parkinson)

HONOURS EVEN AT THE SHOWGROUNDS

Newry City and Glentoran earned an equal share of the goals and points at The Showgrounds.

Stephen Hughes opened the scoring in Newry's favour after ten minutes when he was alert inside the six yard box to deflect a Mark Hughes shot past keeper Dwayne Nelson.

However, the Glens got back on level terms just after the half-hour mark thanks to Robbie McDaid's header from a Chris Gallagher cross.

Newry might have regained the advantage early in the second only for Mark McCabe to turn the ball against the inside of the upright from a Mark Hughes corner.

Another chance fell for Newry after that when Thomas McCann's volley was turned over by Nelson.

Glentoran's best chance in the second half in a game of few opportunities overall came when Luckas Gwiazda received the ball inside the area but his snapshot was well saved by Steven Maguire.

Newry City: Maguire, Mooney, Noonan, Boyle, McCann, Carville, McCabe, M. Hughes, S. Hughes, Pender, Healy subs Hunter (not used), Moody (replaced Pender 78), Rushe (not used), Teggart (replaced Mooney 87), Mullen (not used), de Andrade (not used), Durnin (not used)

Glentoran: Nelson, Kane, Peers, Birney, C. Gallagher, Herron, McDaid, Kerr, Pepper, Murray, Gwiazda subs Morris (not used), Garrett (replaced Peers 81), McMahon (not used), Henderson (not used), McCarthy (not used), O'Neill (replaced Murray 75), S. Gallagher (not used)

Referee: Steven Gregg

Attendance: 584

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