Carnew beat Magpies at the Back Alley
Impressive performance as they see off the Magpies
CARNEW AFC were in fine form last Sunday afternoon with a thumping 4-1 victory over Andy McEvoy Premier Division 1 league rivals Newtown United.
Carnew got off to the perfect start in the fifth minute when Cillian Gilligan found the back of the net after a corner wasn’t defended properly by the away side and the Magpies failed to clear their lines before Gilligan took his chance and found the back of the net to put his side in front.
Things got better and better for the hosts 10 minutes later when Gilligan was fouled inside the penalty area only for referee David Jameson to point to the spot.
James Behan stepped up and slotted the ball to the keeper’s left and put his side two goals ahead with only 15 minutes played in the first half.
The perfect start for the home side.
Things started to get physical as the first half rolled on, some heavy challenges from both sides resulted in yellow cards being shown to numerous players.
Newtown’s Dillon Carthy looked like he was going to grab a goal back in the 31st minute, the striker had made a great run in behind the Carnew defence but was tackled at the last second by Dan Nolan, great tracking back by the Carnew defender to keep his side two goals in front at the end of the first half.
Newtown were dealt a huge blow early in the second half when their in-form striker Dillon Carthy suffered a knee injury and had to be taken off.
After Carthy’s injury, Ryan Cahill was quickly introduced to try and grab a goal back for the travelling side. Cahill looked lively from the minute he was substituted on, the pacey striker was causing problems for the Carnew defence by making runs in behind the centre back pairing of Dan Nolan and Justin House.
Cahill got an assist on the 73rd minute after he again made a great run on the edge of the box before squaring the ball across the goal to Dessie Waters who smashed the ball into the back of the net.
Newtown had got a lifeline with under 20 minutes remaining.
Cillian Gilligan’s pace proved to be the monumental in Carnew’s third goal.
In the 75th minute, Gilligan had made a great run down the right wing and received the ball from a kick out from Sean Kinsella. Gilligan beat the Newtown defence with his lighting pace before squaring the ball to Adam Doyle who couldn’t miss.
Gilligan got his deserved second goal of the game with 10 minutes to play before the final whistle.
Newtown’s Ross Davis was in possession of the ball on the edge of the penalty area and looked to be tripped by a Carnew defender, the ball was cleared from danger and fell to Cillian Gilligan who wrapped up the fourth goal of the game with a 4-1 lead and no way back for Newtown United.
A great performance from Carnew against a really good Newtown outfit.
It was a day to forget for United who just couldn’t seem to get going and play their own game, the worry now for Newtown is how severe that knee injury was to their talisman Dillon Carthy who they will definitely be relying on throughout the rest of the season.
Carnew AFC, who beat Newtown United in their Andy McEvoy Premier 1 match on Sunday.