U17 Div 2, Newport Town AFC 2 – 1 Janesboro

Tuesday, April 18 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorer: Elliott Slattery (2)

Two superbly struck free-kicks from centre-half, Elliott Slattery, including one in the very last minute was the difference between these two sides. The win keeps Newport in second place, 5 points behind Mungret Regional, with two games remaining. This was a tight game and we rode our luck at times with the woodwork keeping Janesboro out twice and a world-class reflex save from Brendan Coffey denying them on another occasion. However we also had some great chances to make things a little easier.

This was a good solid game for the lads ahead of the big cup final next Tuesday. Importantly we didn’t pick up any more injuries. All roads lead to Jackman Park next week.

Match squad: Brendan Coffey, Robert Duggan, Jack Noble, Elliot Slattery, Ben Wixted, Odhran Brett, James Lynch Jack Connolly, Adam Hurley, James Rochford, Killian O’Malley, Jordan Mooney, Jack Landers, Cian O’Connell & Philly Deegan