Two teams with 100% records before the game and both pushing hard for league honours, locked horns at Derryleigh Park on Saturday morning, unfortunately Newport lost out on a 3-2 scoreline to Coonagh after a pulsating encounter.
Both teams were a little rusty after the extended Christmas break and it was nip & tuck from the start. Coonagh, with a very strong & physical team, began to turn the screw a little and went 1-0 up after a shot from the edge of the box gave Brendan Coffey, in goals, no chance to save. Newport then began to grow into the game and scored a deserved equaliser after Devlin Courtney, who had a good game up front, fired low and hard to the keeper’s right from the right hand side of the box. Continue reading
Our under 15’s made it 5 wins from 5 league games with a tense 6-4 victory over Aisling Annacotty at Derryleigh Park last Saturday morning. Given the time of year, the pitch was in excellent condition, which in the first half allowed the lads play their free flowing passing game, which has been worked hard on in training.
Despite controlling the game from the start, it was 20 minutes before Newport broke the deadlock after Odhran Brett, who had a fine game at centre half, won a strong challenge at the back and gave a lovely pass to Colin Coleman on the left wing, who made a strong run into the box before rifling his shot past the Aisling keeper.
5 minutes later Nathan Hartigan scored the first goal of his hat-trick with a long range effort which sailed over the keeper’s head. Nathan then made it 3-0 on 28 minutes after the hard working Mikey Ryan Lane slipped him a delightful pass into the penalty area. Continue reading