Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 18 November 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 504

Referee: Shane McGonigle

Dungannon Swifts home-team
4 FT 1
away-team Newry City
  •   Matthew Lusty 6'
  •   Tomas Galvin 28' 35'
  •   Ethan Devine 69'
  •   Adam Salley 44'
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Tomas Galvin is congratulated by his Dungannon Swifts team mates ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

SWIFTS HIT FOUR TO CLIMB OFF BOTTOM

Dungannon Swifts stormed to victory over Newry City at Stangmore Park to climb off the foot of the table.

Matthew Lusty might have opened the scoring for the Swifts after just three minutes after combining with Leo Alves only to send his left-foot effort over the top.

But he went one better soon after, making no mistake with a finish past keeper Tom Murphy after being found in space by Cahal McGinty.

The visitors responded positively and might have levelled when Adam Salley fired wide from just inside the area while Daniel Hughes volley past an upright soon after.

Lusty could have doubled Dungannon's lead a little later but could only fire into the side netting with the goal at his mercy.

However, the Swifts did extend their advantage just before the half-hour mark. Murphy did well to push Kealan Dillon's free-kick onto the crossbar but Tomas Galvin was quickest to react to the loose ball to head home from point blank range.

Then, on 35 minutes, Galvin added a third to double his tally with a left-foot volley beyond Murphy following Alves' knock down inside the box.

Newry thrown a lifeline just before the break, however, after Hughes sent over a low cross from wide on the left for Dean Curry and Salley to reach at the far post, with the final touch appearing to come off Salley.

That goal seemed to give Newry a much needed boost, and a number of occasions after the break they came close to pulling another one back in particular when Salley couldn't get a strong enough connection from point blank range whilst he could only look on as another effort was parried away by Conor Mitchell.

But the game was put to bed with just over 20 minutes remaining when substitute Ethan Devine swivelled to send a low effort into the corner of the net to restore Dungannon's three-goal cushion.

Dungannon Swifts: Mitchell, Curry, Marron, Dillon, S. Scott, Glenny, McGinty, Lusty, Alves, Bigirimana, Galvin subs Dunne, J. Scott, Knowles, Devine, Gallagher, Maguire, Hutchinson

Newry City: Murphy, N. Healy, McGivern, McKeown, Carroll, Hughes, Salley, Moan, Forde, Mooney, Poynton subs Maguire, J. McGovern, O'Connor, B. Healy, Newell, Owens, P. McGovern

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   4 - 1 Newry City
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kealan Dillon

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Lusty

    Departed Players

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Departed Players

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Grant Hutchinson

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Carroll

    Newry City

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Newell

    Departed Players

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Leo Alves

    Dungannon Swifts

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Mooney

    Newry City

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Brian Healy

    Newry City

    72'
  • GOAL

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Hughes

    Departed Players

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    John McGovern

    Dungannon Swifts

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tomas Galvin

    Dungannon Swifts

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    Georgie Poynton

    Newry City

    55'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Mooney

    Newry City

    49'
  • GOAL

    Adam Salley

    Newry City

    44'
  • GOAL

    Tomas Galvin

    Dungannon Swifts

    35'
  • GOAL

    Tomas Galvin

    Dungannon Swifts

    28'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    27'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Glenny

    Dungannon Swifts

    9'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Lusty

    Departed Players

    6'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Dean Curry
  • Caolan Marron
  • Kealan Dillon red substitution 90+1'
  • Steven Scott
  • Adam Glenny 9'
  • Cahal McGinty
  • Matthew Lusty red substitution 90+1' 6'
  • Leo Alves red substitution 73'
  • Gaël Bigirimana red substitution 90+1'
  • Tomas Galvin red substitution 63' 28' 35'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • John Scott
  • James Knowles green substitution 73'
  • Ethan Devine 82' green substitution 63' 69'
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 90+1'
  • Thomas Maguire green substitution 90+1'
  • Grant Hutchinson green substitution 90+1'

Newry City

  • Tom Murphy
  • Noel Healy
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Barney McKeown (1)
  • Adam Carroll red substitution 81'
  • Daniel Hughes red substitution 64'
  • Adam Salley 44'
  • Stephen Moan
  • Lorcan Forde 27'
  • Jordan Mooney 49' red substitution 72'
  • Georgie Poynton 55'

Substitutes

  • Steven Maguire
  • John McGovern green substitution 64'
  • Michael O'Connor (1)
  • Brian Healy green substitution 72'
  • Lee Newell green substitution 81'
  • Daragh Owens
  • Paul McGovern

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