14 July 2023 | 5:44 PM

Good workout in opening game of season for Rearcross 'B'

Newport hosted a mixture of Rearcross A & B's in a pre season friendly. It was a lively game with Rearcross scoring first. Colm Nolan put the ball across for Aidan Bryan to score from close range. Newport equalised 15 mins later with a great finish from 20 yards through Conor Brett. Newport took the lead with a Joe Shanahan goal just before halftime to make it 2-1 at the break. Newport were the much better side in the second half coming close on a few occasions and Brian Hammersley in the Rearcross goal pulling off some fine saves. Newport added 2 more goals, the first coming midway through the second half when David O'Brien hit the target. Rearcross pressed on a few occasions but the final pass was not accurate enough to set up a clear goal chance. Newport added a fourth through Jordan Clancy with a couple of minutes to go. It finished 4-1 to Newport.

Newport AFC 'B': Mark Forde, Chris Carmody, Jack Noble, James Collopy, Joe Shanahan, Shaun Bonfield, Darragh Meaney, Connor Brett, Jamie Kavanagh, Jordon Clancy, Alex O Neill
Subs: Ordhran Brett, Craig O Connell, David O Brien, Colin Coleman, Patrick Kavanagh

Rearcross 'B':  Brian Hammersley, Eamonn Devitt, Greg Kennedy, Anthony Ryan, Robert Harrington, Eamonn Wade, Oisin Kelly, Liam Kelly, Michael O'Gorman, Michael O'Connell, Colm Nolan.
Subs: William Horrigan, Felim Deegan, Ger Nolan, Aidan Bryan, Gavin Denihan

Referee: Mark Kennedy


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14 July 2023 5:44 PM