Newry U15’s played their first league game against Tandragee on Saturday last in Rathfriland. With a depleted squad due to a number of reasons Newry were to field with 10 players on this their first game in the Mid Ulster league. With the odds stacked against them Newry started strong and found themselves one goal up within 10 minutes. After some strong defensive play Newry again surprised their opponents by going 2 goals up with a fantastic long range effort. Tandragee pulled a goal back but Newry answered straight away going up field to add their third goal.
The second half started with Newry attacking from the kick off and it wasn’t long until they scored a fourth with some fine passing football. This really spurred the lads on and they added two more before the end to achieve a flattering 6-1 win in this their first venture in the Mid Ulster U-15 league.
With a mixture of new signings and established players the team really settled quick and it has showed that there will be great competition for places when those that missed Saturdays game return. Credit due to all who played their hearts out to achieve a remarkable result and showed great team spirit and effort. It must be said also that Tandragee showed great sportsmanship and we must thank them for a very sporting match and the best wishes from their Management and supporters to all the Newry lads at the end of the match.