U16 (2004) National Cup, Newport Town AFC 1-1 Newmarket Celtic (NTAFC lost 1-2 on pens)

Saturday, September 21 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Calum O’Connell

Newport Town AFC & Newmarket Celtic (Clare League) played out a very tight & exciting National Cup game this morning in Derryleigh Park. It was an excellent battle between two very good sides and it eventually took a penalty shootout to decide the outcome after the game ended 1-1 after extra time. Unfortunately it was the visitors who won the shootout 2-1 after Newport failed to convert 4 of their spot-kicks. It was 0-0 at half-time but both sides scored in the second half to leave it 1-1 at normal time. There were no goals scored in extra time meaning penalties would decide the tie. Hard luck to Newport who really played well, gave it their all and can be very proud of their effort. Calum O’Connell scored the Newport goal. Best of luck to Newmarket in the next round.