Warrenpoint Town V Annagh United – 1st October 2016
On a cool fresh afternoon at Milltown Warrenpoint took to the field trying to put last weeks one nil defeat away to PSNI to the back of their minds. Manager Barry Gray of Warrenpoint Town was consigned to the stands alongside veteran defender Darren King.
Early pressure from Warrenpoint Town in the first 5 minutes failed to create any real chances following most of the possession.
Six minutes into the game and Warrenpoint break with an untidy movement with a weak shot by John McGuigan followed through by Josh Lynch putting the palmed save into the back of the net.
On the ten minute mark an excellent through ball by Aaron Traynor to McGuigan who quickly slipped it through to Liam McKenna who netted off the keeper to make it two nil. Warrenpoint Town were in complete control by this early stage of the game.
As pressure continued to build Stephen Murray through on the keeper forced a save to push it behind for a corner. Warrenpoint kept building in the Annagh half. Things got worse on fifteen minutes as Jordan Campbell for the visitors missed a pass into the feet of Murray who forced the ball home to make it three nil.
After twenty minutes there was little sign of Annagh being able to achieve anything in this game with a long range hitting the corner flag by Johnny McClurg.
A long ball over the top into the point defence on twenty five minutes saw Jordan Dane clumsily tackle Campbell just on the edge of the box which following calls for a penalty was waved away by the referee.
A few more chances and overplay by Warrenpoint kept the score at three nil as the half hour came and went in this very one sided game.
On the thirty fifth minute some more pressure built with Stephen Murray out the left flank placed a perfect pass into the path of John McGuigan who slotted home to mark it four nil.
With the game well and truly over as a contest Warrenpoint kept digging in with John Boyle winning the ball in midfield and McGuigan slipping it through to Stephen Murray to pick up his second of the game before half time and make it five nil to the home team.
Half time – 5-0
The opening of the second period was quite dire in terms of football as both teams seemed to have accepted the result.
Yellow card on the 51st minute for Paudraic Judge of Annagh following an untidy opening of the second half.
Sub Warrenpoint. – J Parr Off and S Maguire On 54 mins
Hello Card for Dermot McVeigh 54 minutes
Neither team started the second half well with ten minutes slipping by without any real action.
As the hour approached it became very evident that Warrenpoint Town had set back and dropped down a gear with only one shot in the ten minutes preceding from Stephen Murray.
Number 7, Richardson Annagh booked.
Two minutes later some decent football and determination by Liam Bagnall allowed Liam McKenna to slot home to make it six nil and secure his second of the game.
65 minutes Stephen Murray off, Tiarnan Mulvenna On and double sub by Annagh 15/6 12/19
Sub – Bain on, Lynch off 74 minutes
On the eighty second minute Warrenpoint played some nifty football down the left flank which resulted in a McGuigan cross being met by Liam McKenna who turned outside and back in and with a sweet left foot shot curling towards the top left corner making it seven nil to the home side which secured his hat-trick and match ball.
Full Time – 7-0
WTFC Parr, Moan, Dane, McVeigh, Traynor, Bagnall, McKenna, Boyle, Lynch, McGuiganb, Murray (subs: Mulvenna, Rice, Bain, Maguire, Croskery)
Annagh – Muched,, White, C. Stewart, Campbell, M. Stewart, A. Smith, Richardson, McClurg, McElroy, Currigan, Judge (Subs: Webb, Doyle, Whitten, D. Smith)
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