Moore inspires Newtowne
ON Friday night Newtowne travelled to Chimney Corner to face Brantwood in the final of the McReynolds Cup and recorded their first Intermediate Cup success in their debut season with a 3-1 victory.
This showed great bounce-back-ability after Brantwood had defeated the Roesiders 3-2 after extra-time the week before in the semi-final of the O’Gorman.
Newtowne will now go into their title decider at Raceview, in confident mood, on Saturday.
The Limavady men started the game brightly and should have taken the lead when Trevor McSparron glanced a header just wide of the back post.
The breakthrough came in the 12th minute when Danny Quinn played a quality cross into the danger area which found the head of Gary Moore who made no mistake.
Five minutes later things got even better for Newtowne when the same two players combined. Once again it was Quinn supplying the ammunition providing a defence splitting pass which Moore raced onto making no making no mistake getting his second of the game and his 41st goal of the season.
On the half-hour mark in Ryan Logue made it three with a cracking goal firing home from 20 yards giving the keeper no chance.
To their credit Brantwood pulled a goal just before half-time to keep the game alive when Newtowne failed to clear a corner.
The second half failed to live up to the action of the first with Newtowne defending deep and playing to hold what they had.
Brantwood had a super chance to right back into the game when they were awarded a penalty on 80 minutes but the striker fired the spot-kick over the bar.
This was the last main talking point and Newtowne held on which led to great scenes at the final whistle. A great success at such an early stage of this level of football in their debut season.
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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