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Nenagh push Pike hard as Newport continue promotion push

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 1:43pm
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Nenagh push Pike hard as Newport continue promotion push

Aaron Savage was in fine form for Nenagh in their narrow loss to Pike Rovers

Nenagh push Pike hard as Newport continue promotion push

Aaron Savage was in fine form for Nenagh in their narrow loss to Pike Rovers

Nenagh AFC made the trip to Limerick on Sunday to play title chasing Pike Rovers in the Limerick Premier League but lost out narrowly on a 1-0 scoreline.

The first half saw Pike have lots of ball but the Nenagh defence dealt with all the home team had to throw at them while at the other end a great through ball by Luke Kennedy was latched onto by Nathan Kelly who rounded the keeper 25 yards from goal and was taken down by the Pike keeper but the referee deemed it just a yellow card offence.

Pike scored what proved to be the winner on 30 minutes when Paddy O'Malley put Jonathan Hannafin through and he slotted past Savage.

With ten minutes to go, Savage had to make another great save when a cross deflected off a Nenagh player and despite the visitors laying siege to the Pike goal late on, could not force an equaliser.

 

Newport

Third in division 1B, Newport Town welcomed Southend to Derryleigh Park on Sunday in a game they had to in order to maintain the pressure on Kilfrush and Hill Celtic at the top of the table and did so with a 4-2 win.

 

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