Wednesday, April 02, 2008

N Ireland March 2008

So the Gold Cup was won by Denman easily enough - but he's no Arkle.

Back to the football...

Newry City 3 Limavady Utd 0

In a ground with plenty of character the home team eventually overcame their visitors from well down the league. Limavady had struggled to score all season whereas Newry score two nice goals and a third after a goalie error.
In the cold and rain not many saw this one (100 ?)

Then via Belfast to Larne for :-

Larne 1 Cliftonville 2

There were plenty of fans in the side terrace supporting second in the league Cliftonville and their presence probably swelled the crowd to around 500.

Cliftonville definitely looked far superior and should have got more than one early goal.

Somehow Larne got one back in the 2nd half, but then Cliftonville laid siege to the home goal and Holland scored his second to just about secure the win.

Small crowds but interesting grounds.

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