In the second half Newport were relentless in their efforts and they maintained a really strong work rate and as the half progressed you began to feel like they were getting on top but were still unable to find the net despite some decent breaks in the Fairview half . Finally their efforts were rewarded with about 10 mins to go when Dan Egan found the net from a Newport corner and there was great excitement / relief within the Newport camp . 1 nil to the home team with time running out.
Fairview to their credit fought hard to grab and equaliser but the home team were able to hold out for a great 1-0 victory and a great start to the Premier League campaign.
Huge effort from all the lads today as we were down a few bodies with injuries / sickness and a special shout out to Darren and Lee from the U15A squad who stepped up with great effect to help our cause on the day. A great positive start to the season with a tough away game against Mungret Regional next up on the agenda.
SQUAD – Jack O Sullivan, Brendan Quinn , Ben O Sullivan , Darren Coffey , Darren Gleeson , Dan Egan, Calum Grant , Eoin Mc Loughlin , Cillian O Sullivan , Diarmuid O Riordan , Jay Ryan , Lee Ryan , Jack Ryan