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United settle for a point against Newry City

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Newry City................2 Limavady United.............2

WHAT do Limavady have to do to win away? 2-0 up and seemingly in control against high flying City, United were pegged back and had to be content with a point that they would certainly have settled for at the start of the night. Hardly a personal Black Friday for Paul Owens but a disappointment nevertheless. Frustratingly, this season is becoming one that will remembered for the repeated failure of the Roesiders to defend a lead. Knockbreda, Lurgan Celtic, Harland and Wolff Welders and now Newry have all snatched points from Paul Owens' side, ten points, that if they had been kept, would have seen them top of the table well placed in the promotion mix.
United may have been down to the bare bones but were grateful for the return of Connor Harkin and Colin Murray to the panel.
In spite of the bitter cold and despite the long journey, United started confidently on the ground where they won the title last season, and they had a sensational start by taking the lead through Johnny Watt in the 14th minute, stabbing home an Owens corner after a near post flick on.

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