Robbie McVarnock (26)
Robbie McVarnock (72p)

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Stephen McCavitt (85)

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Newington manager Conor Crossan saw his side stretch their unbeaten run to five games

SWANS NOW FIVE UNBEATEN

Newington stretched their unbeaten run to five games with victory over a Banbridge Town side that have lost their last four league outings in a row.

Robbie McVarnock opened the scoring on 26 minutes when, following a move down the left, he crept in unmarked to confidently send the finish past Gerard McErlean.

Banbridge responded quickly and were unlucky when Ryan Moffatt's in-swinging corner hit the bar and was cleared to safety.

McVarnock extended Newington's advantage with a successfully converted spot-kick on 72 minutes awarded after Kevin Anderson impeded Thomas Logan.

Banbridge again responded positively with Stephen Acheson heading against the crossbar from a corner.

The visitors did pull a goal back with five minutes left courtesy of Stephen McCavitt's excellently executed 25-yard free-kick with left Jason Craughwell flailing.

Newington: Craughwell, McFall, Brennan, White, Bradley, Pierce, Logan, R. Gowdy, Devine, Hughes, McVarnock subs McGonnell (replaced Pierce 16), J. Gowdy (replaced Hughes 80), Dugan (not used), McDonnell (not used), Scollay (replaced McVarnock 80)

Banbridge Town: McErlean, Acheson, Anderson, Clarke, Wilson, Allison, McCartan, McCreanor, McCavitt, Moffatt, Downey subs McGuinness (not used), Gould (replaced Allison 70), Devlin (not used), Clydesdale (replaced McCartan 61), Greene (not used)

Referee: Ryan Hanna

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