Shane Jennings (10)
Shane Jennings (42)
Jordan Thompson (71)

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Craig Harris (58)

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Shane Jennings bagged a first-half double for the Roesiders (Picture: Tony Hendron/PressEye.com)

JENNINGS BRACE SETS ROESIDERS OFF ON WINNING NOTE

A first-half Shane Jennings double helped Limavady United kick-off their Bluefin Sport Championship campaign with victory over HW Welders at The Showgrounds.

Jennings opened the scoring as early as the 10th minute when he reacted quickest to a loose ball on the edge of the box to fire into the bottom left corner.

The visitors were reduced to ten men just after the half-hour mark when Gareth McKeown was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Jennings - and the former Linfield and Coleraine man punished the Welders again with a second goal just before the break, slotting the ball past Jason Craughwell as the 'keeper rushed out.

The Welders pulled a goal back just before the hour mark through Craig Harris' rasping effort from a well worked free-kick but, on 71 minutes, Jordan Thompson restored United's two-goal cushion from close range.

Limavady United: Wells, O'Kane, McKeever, Devlin, Watt, Harkin, Gillan, McCloskey, Owens, Jennings, Law subs Kelly (not used), Thompson (replaced Jennings 46), Logue (replaced Law 72), Mullan (replaced Owens 85), Murray (not used)

HW Welders: Craughwell, McKeown, Armstrong, McMillan, McMurray, Harris, Deans, Bonnes, Arthurs, Graham, Rainey subs Malone (not used), Boylan (replaced Rainey 80), Spence (replaced Bonnes 73), Dickson (not used), Robinson (not used)

Referee: Declan Hassan

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