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Newry 1s 3-7 Cookstown 1's

Newry were brought back to earth with a bang on Saturday having won their first three games of the season Cookstown put seven past the home side.  Newry took the lead in the first quarter with Keith McWilliams finishing off from a short corner after the initial shot was saved by the keeper. Cookstown had plenty of the ball but could not find the equaliser in the first quarter. In the second quarter Cookstown really pushed forward and scored three goals within 7 minutes to take the wind from Newry's sails and go in at half time with the two goal advantage.

Newry pulled another back early in the third quarter when Jeremy Greer was fouled by the keeper and a flick was awarded, Colin McKnight stepped up and slotted home to get Newry back within one goal. The home side had more chances to get back on level terms but could not take advantage and again Cookstown stunned Newry with another three quick fire goals, completely blowing Newry out of the water. Newry did get a third with a well taken goal from Corey Large before Cookstown got their seventh and book their place in the next round of the Kirk Cup.

Newry would like to thank new kit sponsor SMET Building Products.

Team: R McGivern, D. England, S. Megaw, J. Greer, C. Henning, C. McKnight, J. Taylor, A. Baird, K. Fletcher, K. McWilliams, N. McKnight, M. Russell, J. Porter, C. Large

Newry 2's 9-1 Banbridge 4's

Newry entertained Banbridge on Saturday knowing only a victory would keep alive their chances of progressing to the league cup semi final. Newry started brightly and had chances early on to take the lead through Irwin, McCafferty and Hogg, however it was the visitors who hit on the counter and took the lead. In the second quarter Newry flew out of the traps and David Hogg got them back on level terms with a fierce strike from the top of the circle.

Veteran David Andrews scored a great solo goal before McCafferty got a quick fire brace to see Newry race into a 4-1 lead at half time. In the third quarter McCafferty was able to finish off his hat-trick before goals were added in the forth quarter by Alex Irwin, David Andrews, Josh Porter and David Hogg.Newry travel to Banbridge next week in the league expecting to face a much changed side. 

Team: A Marks, G. Moffett, E. Graham, M. McCullough, J. Boyd, J. Porter, S. Blakley, D. Hogg, A. Irwin, S. McCafferty, A. Foster, S. Graham, D. Andrews, J. Niblock

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