Junior A, Premier A, Holycross 4-6 Newport Town AFC

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (Holycross)

Scorers: Paul Ryan 3 & Keith Mawdsley 3

Newport made it 2 wins from their opening 3 games in Premier A with a very good 6-4 win away to Holycross on a sticky pitch on Tuesday evening. Paul Ryan scored his second hat-trick in consecutive games and Keith Mawdsley continued his good scoring run, having scored in all three opening games, also with a hat-trick. Newport have now scored 15 goals in three games but of some concern is the concession of 10. This was a bit of a crazy game of football with Newport being 6-1 ahead at one stage only to see Holycross score 3 without reply to close the gap. Next up for Newport is the visit of Hill Celtic to Derryleigh this Saturday evening. The numerous games between these sides last season were exciting and very close affairs and more of the same is expected on Saturday.

Match Squad: Jimmy Fyfe, Mark McGuire, Ryan Mawdsley, Elliott Slatery, Christy O’Connor, Peter O’Sullivan, Kev Connolly, Seán Ryan, Keith Mawdsley, Paul Ryan, Brian O’Sullivan, Dave Kennedy & Davy Ryan.