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Newport progress in FAI Junior Cup

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 10:58am
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Newport progress in FAI Junior Cup

Newport team who defeated Patrickswell in the FAI Junior Cup

Newport progress in FAI Junior Cup

Newport team who defeated Patrickswell in the FAI Junior Cup

Newport Town junior 'A' teams terrific season continued on Sunday by defeating Patrickswell 5-2 at Derryleigh Park to progress to the fourth round of the FAI Junior Cup.

On paper, Newport were warm favourites going into the game as they currently top Division 1B and their opposition are in the bottom half of the division below. However anything can happen in cup football and form goes out the window.

Within one minute of the kick-off Newport were sent an early warning when the home keeper, Brendan Coffey did well to touch a long-range effort onto the post and deny the visitors an early lead. Thankful of the early let-off, Newport took the lead in the seventh minute when Davy Ryan did well to get on the end of a cross from the right win and fired home from inside the penalty box.
The next twenty minutes were well contested with neither side really asserting their game on the opposition. In the 26th minute, Patrickswell were awarded a penalty when their player was needlessly taken down in the box when moving away from goal. Despite Brendan Coffey doing well to get a hand to the spot-kick, the power of the shot was too much to stop the ball hitting the back of the net.

 

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