Ross Arthurs found the net as the Welders shocked hosts Warrenpoint (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/PressEye.com)
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
HW Welders caused one of the shocks of the night with a BetMcLean League cup victory over Premiership hosts Warrenpoint Town at the Q Radio Arena.
'Point led at the break through Linfield loanee Brandon Doyle who flicked the ball past Ryan Miskelly after a corner from the left landed at his feet.
The Welders levelled on 53 minutes courtesy of Luckas Gwiazda's close range finish from a Ross Arthurs left-sided cross but, just a couple of minutes after that, Conall Young restored Warrenpoint's advantage with direct free-kick straight into the top corner.
However, back came the Welders on 68 minutes when Arthurs pounced on the loose ball after Berraat Turker dropped a cross into the pounced before, with just under a quarter-of-an-hour left, Welders substitute Adam Wright edged the Championship side in front for the first time after a free-kick into the box caused confusion in the home defence.
Then, in the closing moments, Jonathan Smith made sure with the Welders' fourth goal with a successfully converted spot-kick.
Warrenpoint Town: Turker, White, Smith, Reilly, McVeigh, Griffin, O'Sullivan, Doyle, Young, Scannell, Wallace subs Moran (not used), Bennett (replaced Scannell 66), Prendergast (not used), O'Connor (not used), Taylor (replaced Young 59), Donnelly (replaced Griffin 90+1), O'Kane (not used)
HW Welders: Miskelly, Dornan, Nelson, Hall, McMurray, Deans, Harrison, S. Davidson, Arthurs, Gwiazda, Graham subs Wright (replaced McMurray 55), Wilson (not used), Grierson (not used), Smith (replaced Arthurs 87), McKay (not used), Nixon (replaced Harrison 64)
Referee: Ben McMaster
|Dermot McVeigh||90 +1|
|Mark Griffin||90 +1|
|Danny Wallace||90 +1|
|Philip Donnelly||90 +1|