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Depleted Nenagh left with much to ponder following defeat

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 12:31pm
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Depleted Nenagh left with much to ponder following defeat

Mark McKenna was on target for Nenagh AFC in the defeat

Depleted Nenagh left with much to ponder following defeat

Mark McKenna was on target for Nenagh AFC in the defeat

A depleted Nenagh AFC made the journey to Kilmallock on Sunday at the midway point of the premier league season but fell to a 4-1 defeat.

Nenagh were two goals down inside ten minutes after strikes by Tommy Heffernan and Eoin Burchill but Nenagh pulled one game on fifteen minutes when Mark McKenna hit a super free kick from outside the box into the bottom corner.

Soon after Nenagh thought they were level when after a good move, Jaz Singh found the net but the referee deemed it was offside.

Nenagh fell further behind within a minute of the restart at the start of the second half following a Barry Sheedy strike. Nenagh kept plugging away however and kept creating chances and on a few occasions the home keeper denied them. At the other end, goalkeeper Aaron Savage had to be called into action to keep Nenagh in the contest.

Nenagh lost striker Craig Connolly to injury on the hour mark but had to battle on with ten players for the remainder of the game and continued to play good football and create chances with young Saeid Ryan going close with a good effort.

With time ticking away Kilmallock rounded off the 4-1 with a Killian Hayes strike to join Nenagh on nine points in the table at the half way point of the campaign as the blues face into a relegation battle in the new year.
 

Newport Town

After the highs of last week, Newport Town 'A' were brought firmly back down to earth when they suffered a very disappointing 1-0 loss away to Knockainey, denting their promotion hopes in division 1B.

 

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