Junior B, Div 1B, Regional Utd B 4-1 Newport Town AFC

Wednesday, August 14 2019 (Dooradoyle)

Scorer: Mattie Connolly (pen)

A disappointing result for the Bs in Dooradoyle this evening in their opening league fixture, with a scoreline that probably doesn’t reflect the overall game. Regional had taken a 2 goal lead in the first half but a Mattie Connolly penalty left the score 2-1 at half-time. Newport were reduced to 10 men midway through the second half when sub, Jordan Mooney had to come off injured not long after entering the fray. All 5 substitutes had been used so he couldn’t be replaced. Despite the lads best efforts, Regional used their numerical advantage on the big astro pitch and two late goals distorted the scoreline.  There’s a long way to go yet and this young side has lots of potential once it gets into its stride. Next up is the visit of Cals to Derryleigh on Sat evening.

Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Killian O’Malley, Pa Murtagh, Dave Murray, David O’Brien, Jack Connolly, Ciarán Flynn, Jonny Coyle, John Barry, Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman, Odhrán Brett, Aaron O’Neill, Jack Noble, John Ryan, Jordan Mooney, Dermot Ryan.