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League glory for United

Thursday, 4 May 2017

League glory for United thumbnailThe Limavady United team start the celebrations after receiving the Intermediate League trophy on Saturday.

LIMAVADY United player manager Paul Owens has paid tribute to his players and staff as Limavady United lifted the Intermediate League trophy on Saturday, while adding his focus is now on winning the 'treble' for the club. Needing only a point to become champions, the triumphant Roesiders clinched the league title with a 1-0 win away to Newry City on Tuesday night (April 25).
A 73rd minute strike from midfielder Gary McFadden sealed a hard fought victory and the title for Paul Owens' men, leaving Newry City chasing an equaliser which never came. The result now means United will be promoted from the NIFL Premier Intermediate League to play in the NIFL Championship after being granted a club licence by the Irish FA last week. Following on from their Craig Memorial Cup win on Boxing Day and now clinching the league title, Limavady are on course to complete a historic treble if victorious over Linfield Swifts on Tuesday (May 9) at Windsor Park.
Player/Manager Paul Owens said: "It is such a relief to secure the points and win the league. At least it's not going down to the wire like last year.
“We can focus more on the Intermediate Cup final now that the league is secured and we have got the trophy.
“This is a great reward for me as a manager, all the players and everyone behind the scenes at the club.
“Seeing the celebrations made me very proud of the players and all at the club and it is a very proud moment for me too."

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