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Nenagh earn good point against league leaders

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 11:05am
Nenagh earn good point against league leaders

Danny Butler was on the mark for Nenagh in their draw against Ballynanty

Nenagh earn good point against league leaders

Danny Butler was on the mark for Nenagh in their draw against Ballynanty

SOCCER: Limerick District League Review


Nenagh AFC held top of the table Ballynanty Rovers to a 1-1 draw in the second of their two games in the Limerick District League Premier Division last Sunday.

Adrian Power out Ballynanty in front on the half hour mark but failure to take their chances cost the home side when Nenagh were awarded a sot kick on 77 minutes. Dan Butler’s effort was saved but the striker followed up to tuck away the rebound.

This positive result followed a 3-1 defeat to FAI Junior Cup finalists Fairview Rangers the previous Thursday. Nenagh rocked Fairview back on their heels when they took the lead early on through Nathan Kelly, but the home side recovered as Clyde O'Connell equalised. Youth player Conor Keane put ‘View ahead and Eoin Duff completed the scoring.

Premier A League
Newport Town had mixed fortunes in their two games last week. 
On Tuesday evening we had a big 3-2 win at home to Moyross United. Newport went in front on fifteen courtesy of a Christy O’Connor header from a corner. Moyross equalised on 37 minutes from a rebound from a Harry Ryan save that was goal bound. Newport retook the lead on 52 minutes from a good corner from Ben Coleman as Jimmy Fyfe rose highest to head in off the crossbar. Moyross equalised two minutes later, however, the best was saved until last when Elliott Slattery dipped in a brilliant free kick with fifteen minutes to go.

On Saturday evening, Newport travelled to play an in-form Charleville side and despite taking the lead on fifteen minutes courtesy of a goal from Brian O’Sullivan, the home side had a very strong second half and ran out 4-1 winners. 

Division 1B
Newport Town ‘B’ were on the road to Athlunkard Villa & Pallasgreen last week and lost both games. The 2-1 defeat to Athlunkard was a hard one to take as Newport were the better side but failed to capitalise on the greater number of clear-cut chances. Colin Coleman scored the Newport goal. 

On Saturday, a very young Newport side faced a very experienced Pallasgreen side and it was the Limerick side that took all three points on offer on a 6-3 scoreline. Kalem Harte scored two for Newport, one an absolute belter and the other from the penalty spot. Youth player, Jay Ryan, scored the third.

Division 3A
Nenagh AFC ‘B’ maintained their one hundred percent start to the league on Thursday when they defeated Caledonians 1-0 at Brickfields with Devlin Courtney scoring the only goal of the game.

Newport Town ‘C’ lost 2-1 at home to Mungret Regional ‘C’ in a very entertaining & open contest. Bradley Roche gave Newport the lead in the first half but Mungret struck back with two goals of their own in the second half to leave the ‘C’ team with a win and a loss in their first two games.

Newport Town U17s staged a late, late fightback at home to Holycross to make it four wins from four games to maintain top spot in Division 2. Newport were 2-0 down with fifteen minutes to go but goals from Diarmuid O'Riordan, Conor Brett & Adam McEvoy snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

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