Newry where without a few players for this match and invited Dean Morgan and Shealan Fegan from the under 16s squad. It was Rangers who started the game on the front foot and make a few early chances in the opening minutes until Newry settled their nerves. Rangers finally got the early goal they deserved from a wonderful corner which was tapped in at the far post. This certainly woke Newry up and they pressed forward for the reminder of the half getting their reward just before the break from another wonderful corner finished off superbly by Nathan Maginnis who was making his full debut.
After the break Newry made two massive defensive mistakes letting in two goals within the first ten minutes to go 3-1 behind but with time and determination on their side they never give up. Newry pushed high up the pitch and kept pressing a tired looking Rangers side, Newry did get the ball in the net when Ross McGuinness made a pacey run down the wing and sliding the ball forward to Nathan Maginnis who was in an offside position. This however give Newry the belief there was more goals in this game and that finally came when again from a corner and a goalmouth scramble Shealan Fegan got the goal he deserved.
Newry one goal down dominated the rest of the game and a brilliant run from man of the match Dean Morgan from centre midfield got Newry back on level terms. Newry nearly took all the points when they broke through the Rangers defence again only unable to slot home in front of the open net. This was an excellent team performance from the whole Newry squad who deserved all the points on offer.