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Junior A, Lawson Cup, Rd 2, Newport Town AFC 6-1 Kilmallock

Sunday, January 20 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Sean Ryan 3, Paul Ryan, Christy O’Connor & Davy Ryan

The A team bounced back from the disappointing defeat in the FAI Junior Cup last week, to take the scalp of Premier League side, Kilmallock, with an emphatic home 6-1 win the round 2 of the Lawson Cup, thanks to a hat-trick from Sean Ryan and goals from Paul Ryan, Davy Ryan and one from Christy O’Connor to break-up the Ryan monopoly on goals. Newport will now be at home to Div 2A leaders, Hyde Rangers, in the next round.

Newport took the lead in the 4th minute, when Sean Ryan calmly slotted home after a lovely through ball from Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan. Both sides nullified each other in the first half but both keepers, including Newport’s Harry Ryan, dealt comfortably with any threats that came their way. Newport were living with the Premier side and didn’t look like a team that are 2 divisions below. 1-0 up at half-time and it was anyone’s game.

Newport extended the lead 2 minutes into the second half, when Clemy was once again the provider. His perfect chip cross to the far post was expertly headed home by Paul Ryan, who was playing just his second game for the club on his return from his 12 month travels. Kilmallock reduced the lead to 2-1 when a well-struck free kick gave Harry Ryan no chance low to his right.

The visitors had a good shout for a penalty turned down by the ref and not long after Newport were awarded a penalty. Unfortunately the Kilmallock keeper made a great save to deny Clemy when pushing the ball around the post for a corner. However from the resultant corner in the 70th minute, Christy O’Connor was in the right place in the penalty area to rifle the ball home to extend the Newport lead to 3-1.

The visitors now had to chase the game and Newport began exploiting the spaces that were now appearing in the Kilmallock defence. Newport made the game safe in the 75th minute when Davy Ryan showed all his experience to coolly round the keeper after picking up a pass on the edge of the box to make it 4-1. Two more goals from Sean Ryan in the 83rd & 86th minute, to secure his hat-trick, ensured Newport’s safe passage to the third round. Newport were expected to put it up to the Premier side but the emphatic score-line would have been far beyond most people’s expectations.

The A team players & management would like to thank Barry Windows for their kind sponsorship of the new jerseys, which were worn for the first time in this game.

Squad: Harry Ryan, Mark McGuire, Kev Connolly, Elliott Slattery, Jimmy Fyfe, Christy O’Connor, Paul Ryan, Peter O’Sullivan, Sean Ryan, Davy Ryan, Brian O’Sullivan, Dave Kennedy, Darren Collins, Nathan Hartigan, Jack Noble & Brendan Coffey.

Junior B, Div 2B, Newport Town AFC 0-1 Parkville

Sunday, January 20 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

The B team went into their game against Parkville knowing that a win was essential to keep alive their slim hopes of promotion. It was a very tight contest between two evenly-matched sides and unfortunately it was the visitors who took all three points on offer after scoring a late winner courtesy of an excellent strike. With just 4 league games remaining, promotion is now looking slightly out of reach and the lads will be hoping for a good cup run.

U18 Youths, Ger Ryan Youth Cup, Newport Town AFC 1-6 Charleville

Sunday, January 20 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Jack O’Carroll

The U18 Youths suffered a very disappointing 6-1 home defeat to Premier side Charleville on Sunday afternoon. Confidence was high before the game for a good performance but two soft goals early in the first half, after Newport had started brightly, took the wind out of the lads’ sails. Newport began chasing the game and became a bit loose & disjointed and the visitors scored three more goals to make it 5-0 at the break. At this stage it was damage limitation and a better second-half performance saw a bit of pride restored in the jersey. Charleville scored again but the hard-working Jack O’Carroll, scored a late consolation from the spot-kick after winning the penalty to leave the final score 6-1. Lack of consistency and the concession of soft goals is Newport’s problem this season and with 7 league games remaining, we are hoping that the lads will hit a run of form to finish the season strongly. They currently lie second in the league, so there is still a lot to play for.

Junior A, FAI Junior Cup, Round 6, Aisling Annacotty 2-1 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, January 13 2019 (Annacotty)

Scorer: Christy Doyle

So near but yet so far was the general consensus after Newport lost their FAI Junior Cup last 32 game away to Aisling Annacotty this Sunday afternoon. Sometimes you don’t get what you deserve but that’s sport and it’s Aisling who advance to the last 16 after securing a late 2-1 win over a Newport side who deserved far more than the final score-line showed. Newport were the firm underdogs before the game as we are two divisions below the home side but it was the Division 1B side who really put it up to the Premier League side and the general consensus was that the better team lost on the day.

The Newport faithful travelled to Annacotty in massive numbers and easily outnumbered the home support ten to one and really got behind the lads right from the kick-off. The first 15 minutes were very cagey with both teams probing but creating very few chances. In the 16th minute, Christy Doyle had the first real chance of the game but the Aisling keeper, Brian O’Connor, who was called on many times throughout the game, saved well to deny Newport the opener. In the 27th minute, Doyler got on the end of a Sean Ryan, one of Newport’s best players on the day, cross but his header went over the bar. 3 minutes later, team captain, Brian O’Sullivan fired in a shot from 20 yards, which was easily saved. Aisling broke quickly and forced a shot, which was blocked for a corner. From the resultant phases of play, the home side exerted some pressure and in the 32nd minute Jason Lipper put Aisling ahead with an opportunistic header after some mis-communication in the Newport rear-guard. This goal was against the run of play as Newport had been the more threatening up to that point.

In the 37th minute, Newport striker, Christy Doyle, received a yellow card after cheekily heading the ball out of the Aisling’s keeper’s hands and in hindsight, this card proved to be costly as Christy was walking a thin line from them on. On the stroke of half-time Newport were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box and dead-ball specialist, Elliott Slattery rifled in a shot which looked like a definite goal until the Aisling keeper made a brilliant reflex save to deny Newport an equaliser. 0-1 down at half-time but Newport were well in the game. Continue reading

U17 Girls, Lough Derg 2-6 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, January 12 2019 (Clarisford Park)

Scorers: Kaitlyn Bradshaw 2, Abbie Lenihan, Chelsea King, Caragh Flynn & Rachel Carey

Newport u17 girls traveled to Clarisford Park this Saturday to meet Lough Derg in their first league match of 2019.
This is a very competitive league and there are no easy matches. The girls knew they would have to work for the win and set about the task with great determination.

Early in the half Abbie Lenihan opened the scoring with a great close range effort beating the keeper. Roisin Power was in top form on the right wing with a number of great runs and very intelligent passes to ensure that the supply to our forwards was constant and accurate. Similarly Hollie Coleman made an impact on the left wing and looked dangerous whenever she touched the ball. Mids and forwards Abbie, Chelsea King, Anzelika Lepika, Rachel Carey and Kaitlyn Bradshaw settled into their rhythm quickly with some great interplay that led to 2 great opportunities for Kaitlyn who took her chances and scored twice. Midway through the half, Lough Derg scored against the run of play but our keeper Emma Moloney and backs Kate Harvey, Eimear Carey and Sarah Finn made sure that they were held out for the rest of the half. Just before the break, a Newport player was brought down in the box, Chelsea stepped up to take the penalty and added to the tally. HT 1 – 4. Continue reading