FR
Date: 2 p.m. Feb. 26, 2012
Venue: Unknown
Ref: Joe Gallagher
Att:

Scored: 62'
- Michael Rafter 62' + None'

Scored: 85'
- Liam Burns 85'

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90'
That concludes Dundalk's pre-season schedule before they head to Monaghan for the season opener on Friday evening.

90'

FULL TIME!

Full-time here in Newry and Dundalk have won the game 2-0 and with that they have claimed the first annual cross-border cup.

89'
Dundalk look comfortable as they close out the game.

85'

GOAL!

Dundalk double their advantage through Liam Burns! After winning a free-kick, Coughlan, drilled a brilliant cross into the area where Liam Burns steered home from close range.

82'
Newry go close with a brilliant effort however it is met with an equally brilliant tip over from Dundalk 'keeper Peter Cherrie.

76'

Substitution

Changes for Dundalk - Coughlan replaces Rob Waters and Andrew Harte comes on for the goalscorer Rafter.

73'
From the free-kick, Cunningham hits straight at the goalkeeper.

72'
Dundalk have won a free-kick on the edge of the area after a run by Rafter.

70'
Very little has happened since the goal. Dundalk with one or two breaks but came to nothing.

62'

GOAL!

Dundalk take the lead through Michael Rafter! A through ball fell to Rafter who neatly tucked the ball into the net from 10 yards.

60'
Just on the hour mark,Dundalk thought they had been awarded a penalty as Cunningham was brought to ground, however the linesman had flagged for offside.

58'
Paul Walsh crossed and after a looping ball back in, the Newry 'keeper held well.

57'
Dan Cunningham wins a free-kick for Dundalk just outside the area on the left side.

56'
Break in play here after Chris Shields went in strongly on a Newry player. The Newry player receiving treatment but appears to be okay.

54'
Dundalk force the first real opening of the half as Rafter gets between Newry defenders but his effort is easily saved.

53'
Hernany and Stapleton are both on trial with the Lilywhites.

52'
Interesting to see Mountney now playing at right back leaving Foran and Burns as centre-halves and Hernany as a holding midfielder.

46'
Dundalk changes - Darren Stapleton, Paul Walsh and Hernany all come on for Danville,Murphy and Coughlan.

46'
The teams are back out on the pitch and the game re-starts.

45'

Half Time

Half-time here in Newry. Scoreless at the break with Newry starting the better but Dundalk grew into the game as the half went on.

45'
Dundalk living dangerously as Liam Burns heads away a dangerous cross. Corner for Newry but cross gathered by Cherrie.

40'
5 minutes until half-time and to be fair it has been a poor match so far.

35'
Apologies in advance for some possible confusion over player names. It is difficult to make out some players from the position here.

32'
John Mountney's shot from distance is pushed out for a corner. Newry clear the corner.

31'
Penalty shout for Dundalk as Michael Rafter is taken down inside the box, however the referee is having none of it.

29'
Rob Waters tries to direct Derek Foran's shot into the net but it goes wide. Best chance for Dundalk so far.

28'
With almost half an hour gone, the game has been a scrappy fare thus far.

27'
Today also sees the return of Dundalk assistant manager John Whyte to his former club.

26'
Former Dundalk players James Hand,Steven Hutchinson and Sean Hand are in the Nerwry squad today, as is ex-Monaghan Darragh Hanaphy.

24'
Dundalk FC. - Peter Cherrie, Derek Foran, Dan Cunningham, Luke Danville, Liam Burns, Chris Shields, Robert Waters, John Mountney, Michael Rafter, Gareth Coughlan, Nathan Murphy, SUBS - Hernany Macedo, Darren Stapleton, Paul Walsh, Andrew Harte, Ger Hanley.

23'
A fairly overcast day here in Newry with some light drizzle and a slight breeze but the pitch appears to be in decent condition.

20'
The teams are in and will be up in a moment. Here is the Newry City - Nathan Morley-Hillen, Darren King, Steven Hutchinson, Chris McMahon, Ian Curran, Darren Freeman, Steven Hughes, David Masterson, James Hand, David Hughes, Mark Hughes. SUBS - Timmy Grant, Sean Hand, Darragh Hanaphy.

18'
We have played close to twenty minutes here and Newry City have had most of the chances with midfielder Steven Hughes going closest with a curling free kick on 7 minutes.



Photo Gallery for Newry City -v- Dundalk



Newry City
Nathan Morley-Hillen
Goalkeeper
Chris McMahon
Defender
Darren King
Defender
Stephen Hutchinson
Defender
Ian Curran
Defender
David Masterson
Midfielder
Mark Hughes
Midfielder
James Hand
Midfielder
Darren Freeman
Midfielder
Daniel Hughes
Forward
Stephen Hughes
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Hand
Defender
Darragh Hanaphy
Forward
Timothy Grant
Midfield
Dundalk
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Derek Foran
Defender
Luke Danville
Defender
Dan Cunningham
Defender
Liam Burns
Defender
85Scored: 85'
Robert Waters
Midfielder
Chris Shields
Midfielder
Nathan Murphy
Midfielder
John Mountney
Midfielder
Gareth Coughlan
Midfielder
Michael Rafter
Forward
62Scored: 62'

Substitutes
Paul Walsh
Midfield
Darren Stapleton
Midfield
Hernany Macedo
Defender
Andrew Harte
Unknown
Ger Hanley
Goalkeeper