Gerald Gillan (81)

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Jimmy Walker (26)
Keith Johnston (41)
Keith Johnston (71)

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Keith Johnston scored in each half as Newry won on the road (Picture: Darren Kidd/PressEye.com)

JOHNSTON BAGS TWO AS NEWRY WIN ON THE ROAD

Jimmy Walker opened the scoring for Newry midway through the first half when his free-kick from just outside the area slipped out of Paul Wells' hands in the slippery conditions and dropped over the line.

And it was 2-0 on 41 minutes after Keith Johnston collected a cross from he left before chipping the ball over the 'keeper from an acute angle and finding the net in off an upright.

Johnston then added a third when he pounced a poor Ryan Logue backpass, eventually beating Wells at the second attempt after his initial effort was blocked.

United grabbed a consolation on 81 minutes, with Gerard Gillan heading in from point blank range when he was first to a cross at the back post.

Limavady United: Wells, Devlin, O'Kane, Crown, Watt, Owens, Gillan, McFadden, Law, Logue, Hume subs Kelly (not used), Mullan (replaced Law 65), Thompson (replaced O'Kane 46), Jennings (replaced Logue 78), Bradley (not used)

Newry City: Heaney, Johnston, M. Hughes, King, Boyle, McMahon, Walker, McCann, McCabe, S. Hughes, Carville subs Havern (replaced S. Hughes 78), McArdle (not used), Mackin (replaced Carville 83), Casey (replaced McCabe 90+2), Mullen (not used)

Referee: Chris Morrison

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