John Boyle scored twice in Newry's victory over Warrenpoint Town (©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton)
Saturday, 13 April 2019
Newry City's survival hopes received a huge boost with a dramatic defeat of neighbours Warrenpoint Town at Milltown.
Karl Moody opened the scoring for Newry with a decent finish into the bottom corner.
That lead was extended with two goals in three minutes midway through the first half.
Darragh Noonan made it 2-0 on 21 minutes in front of goal after Dale Montgomery's free-kick wasn't cleared before, soon after, John Boyle added a third with a header from Tiernan Rushe's free-kick.
Remarkably, Boyle then added a fourth just after the half-hour mark with a powerful finish past Jared Thompson after the home defence had failed to clear.
Things got worse for 'Point around the hour when Seanan Foster was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Mark McCabe.
However, they pulled a goal back moments after that through substitute Josh Lynch when he scrambled home a free-kick sent into the box by Matthew Lynch.
Then, nine minutes after that, the deficit was reduced again with Danny Wallace this time finding the net with a rifled finish past Andy Coleman.
But any hopes of sparking a further comeback were dashed on 81 minutes with the loss of Hernany Marques when he collected his second booking of the game for deliberate handball.
Warrenpoint Town: Thompson, Foster, Moan, Reilly, McGrandles, McCaffrey, M. Lynch, O'Connor, Wallace, Donnelly, Copes subs Cowan, Kelly, J. Lynch (replaced O'Connor 55), Hernany Marques (replaced Magowan 46), Turker, Duffy, Magowan (replaced McGrandles 28)
Newry City: Coleman, King, Noonan, Boyle, McCann, McCabe, M. Hughes, Moody, Rushe, Montgomery, Durnin subs Maguire (not used), Delaney (not used), Teggart (replaced Rushe 46), Mullen (replaced Durnin 87), Curran (not used), Pender (replaced McCann 75), Andrade (not used)
Referee: Tim Marshall
|James Magowan||28 46|
|Hernany Macedo Marques||81||46|