Mid Ulster Cup Final
Newry City 1-3 Glenavon
Newry Showgrounds, Tuesday February 3rd, 2018
Match Report by Philip Hawthorne
Photos by Maynard Collins/Sport Media NI
After going behind to a 3rd minute Keith Johnston goal Glenavon came back to go in all-square at halftime through a penalty by captain Andy McGrory which was awarded after Jordan Jenkins had been clattered in the area by City keeper Steven Maguire.
A stunning 30 yard drive into the top corner by Stephen McCavitt put the Lurgan Blues ahead in the 52nd minute.
The home side wasted a number of very good opportunities and James Taylor pulled off an amazing save to deny Thomas McCann’s close range effort in the 69th minute before Jack O’Mahony wrapped things up four minutes from time after he burst past a hesitant Newry defender and stroked the ball beyond Maguire.
Newry City: 1. Steven Maguire, 2. Kevin McArdle, 3. Paddy Mooney, 4. Darren King, 5. John Boyle, 6. Thomas McCann, 7. Stephen Hughes, 8. Declan Carville, 9. Mark McCabe, 10. Keith Johnston, 11. Mark Hughes.
Subs: 12. Jimmy Walker (for 7. S Hughes 75), 14. Neil Mullen, 15. Marty Havern (for 11. M Hughes), 16. Chris McMahon, 17. Ruairi Cunningham (for 8. Carville).
Goals: Johnston 3
Cautions: Maguire 40, McArdle 68
Glenavon: 18. James Taylor, 2, Andy McGrory (c), 3. Connor Curran, 4. Kris Lindsay, 5. Gary Hamilton, 6, Eric Foley, 7. Jack O’Mahony, 8. Robbie Norton, 9. Jordan Jenkins, 10. Marc Griffin, 11. Steven McCavitt.
Subs: 12. Daniel McKeown (for 5. Hamilton 46), 31. Conner Byrne (for 18. Taylor 90), 14. Ross Harland, 15. Leighton Jamieson, 16. Ross Hunter (for 10. Griffin 65)
Goals: McGrory (pen) 40, McCavitt 52, O’Mahony 86
Cautions: Hamilton 36, McGrory 72
Official Man of the Match: Jack O’Mahony