Saturday, January 23 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Nathan Hartigan (3), Odhran Brett, James Lynch & O.G.
Under 16s v Coonagh
A wind swept Derryleigh Park saw our U16’s play host to Coonagh, in the Premier League in their first game since October 31. A near full squad of 16 players all played their part in a 6-1 home win for the lads which may turn out to be an important win come the end of season.
Newport scored early to calm the nerves with a very well struck free kick from all of 30yrds from Nathan Hartigan and was quickly followed up with his second from a cross by Jack Noble.
3-0 soon followed from centre-half, Odhran Brett, who was first off the mark to follow up on a rebound from a fiercely struck shot from Jack Williams who was a menace to Coonagh up front all afternoon.
Industrious as always, our two wingers Colin Coleman and James Lynch combined to make it 4-0 with the latter sealing the deal. Nathan completed his hat-trick from the spot, followed by a Coonagh OG, who scored from the spot themselves late on to put a blemish on what was a very good defensive display by Newport.
Due to a recent unforeseen circumstance, which some in inner circles have dubbed “Curtain Gate”; we were left without our usual keeper Mr Brendan Coffey, but fair play to Elliott Slattery who took on the task admirably. Get well soon No.1. We hope to see a full squad at training on Monday night 7.30 – 9pm.
Squad: Elliott Slattery (C), Robert Duggan, Adam Hurley, Odhran Brett, Jack Noble, James Lynch, Devlin Courtney, Jordan Mooney, Colin Coleman, Jack Williams, Nathan Hartigan, Killian O’Malley, Cian O’Connell, Jack Landers, Chris Carmody & Jamie Mulcahy.