Sunday, November 19 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Elliott Slattery
The A team welcomed second placed Shelbourne to Derryleigh Park on Sunday morning and both teams played out a hard-fought game, which ended with the points shared after a 1-1 draw. Newport more than held their own and took the lead when dead-ball specialist, Elliott Slattery, scored a contender for goal of the season. His free-kick from 40 yards out was fired to the top corner giving the keeper absolutely no chance. Shelbourne battled back to equalise and in the end a draw was probably a fair result.
Team: Marc Barry, Ross Dunne, Mike O’Brien, Christy O’Connor, Elliott Slattery, Kevin O’Brien, Peter O’Sullivan, Kieran McCarthy, Devlin Courtney, Brian O’Sullivan & Andrew Kennedy.
Subs: James Lynch, Sean Ryan, Nathan Hartigan, Odhran Brett & Jamie Collins.