Football/Soccer

Newry City hoping to continue good form against Glentoran

Pacemaker Belfast 29-9-18 Newry City v Coleraine - Danske Bank Premiership Newry's manager Darren Mullen during today's game at The Marshes, Newry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
By Padraig Kelly

NEWRY City will attempt to continue their recent good from when they welcome Glentoran to the Showgrounds tonight (7.45pm).

Although Darren Mullen’s side are still struggling in terms of league position, they have really upped their performances in recent weeks – even if the weather ensured that they had last weekend off.

City have taken seven points from their last four games with 11 of their 15 points this season secured in front of their own fans.

Goal-scoring remains an obvious issue though with John Boyle, Declan Carville and Stephen Hughes sharing the top-scorer accolade when it comes to league football with just two goals each.

Earlier this week Mullen confirmed the signing of striker Karl Mooney from Malahide United but he will not be available until January.

A win would actually take them to within three points of tonight’s opponents so the Belfast outfit will be keen to avoid getting dragged into a battle at the wrong end of the table.

Like Newry, who were due to host Linfield, Glentoran’s math with Warrenpoint Town was postponed last Saturday.

Ronnie McFall’s side haven’t won a league match since October’s 4-0 win over Ards. Since then they have lost four and drawn three whilst Crusaders dumped them out of the League Cup in the same period.

New Glens striker Darren Murray cannot play until next month.

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