Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Conall Delaney scored the only goal of the game as Newry City defeated Knockbreda at The Showgrounds.
The 20-year-old struck after half-an-hour with a first time finisih from inside the box after connecting with a low cross from the left.
Knockbreda might have levelled soon after when Brendan Bennett crossed to the back post but Tiarnan McNicholl could only head wide.
The visitors had chances after the break, too, with Jordan Baker seeing an effort cleared off the line while, late in the game, Newry keeper Andy Coleman pushed away a deflected shot by McNicholl.
Newry City: Coleman, Noonan, Boyle, Walker, M. Hughes, Montgomery, Lavery, Rushe, Delaney, McArdle, Healy subs King (replaced Walker 46), McCann (not used), S. Hughes (replaced Rushe 70), McCaul (not used), Teggart (not used), Mullen (not used), T. Hughes (replaced Delaney 72)
Knockbreda: Smyth, Johnston, McBurney, McAnulty, Doran, McNicholl, Roohi, Bennett, Cafolla, Rice, Baker subs Patterson (not used), Newberry (not used), Barr (replaced Baker 75), Drysdale (not used), Fearon (replaced Roohi 60)
Referee: Steven Gregg