Newry City 3 Tobermore Utd 3
BEFORE the game United would probably have settled for a draw with City and when they were 3-1 down at the end of the first half they definitely would have settled for a share of the spoils but overall Tobermore boss Oliver McAuley will be disappointed at not picking up all 3 points.
Tobermore could have been three up before Newry’s top marksman Hanaphy put the home side ahead with their first attack on 10 minutes. Dean Stewart levelled with a good header with 25 minutes gone but the home side went back in front 2 minutes later when Hanaphy headed past Willie Hassan and they went further ahead when full back King sent a 25 yard pile driver past Hassan.
Tobermore continued to create chances in the second half and Neil Lamont reduced the deficit with 62 minutes on the clock with a fine effort. David McClements brought the sides level on 78 minutes with a delightful chip from outside the box.
Davy Patton had a chance to win it for Tobermore with 5 minutes to go but chose the wrong option and the chance was lost. At the other end Hassan made a tremendous double save to preserve the point.
Final score: Newry City 3 - 3 Tobermore Utd.
Tobermore United: Hassan, McKenna, Donaldson, Neill, Millar, Gardner, Stewart, McClements Magill, Patton, Lamont Subs: Campbell, Bradley, Drennan, Heneghan.
Tobermore United final fixtures
Tues 24th v Dergview (H) IFA Championship 1 (7pm)
Sat April 28th v Loughgall (H) IFA Championship 1 (2pm)
Tobermore United’s popular Mini Soccer Centre continues this Saturday morning in Maghera Recreation Centre, from 10am until 11am.
Players should come along kitted out ready to play with shin guards and trainers essential (not football boots).
The fun sessions are supervised by IFA accredited coaches and are open to all boys and girls of primary school age.
For more information visit our website www.tobermoreunitedfc.co.uk