City finish 2017 in winning style.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

City finish 2017 in winning style. thumbnailCity on the attack against Annagh.

ARMAGH City finished 2017 in winning form with a 2-1 victory at Annagh United.

Annagh Utd...1
Armagh City...2

Goals from Ultan Lennon and Jake Keegan were enough for Koe Kerr's side to see off the Annagh challenge on Saturday.

City were in front after just five minutes when Lennon stroked the ball home from the penalty spot after an Armagh player had been upended when through on goal.

The visitors were enjoying the better of the first half and had a number of chances to increase their lead. However a combination of poor finishing and the woodwork prevented them from going further in front.

They did go 2-0 up before the break when Keegan cut in from the left and flashed a shot into the net from the edge of the area.

In the second half Annagh pulled a goal back but to be fair City never really looked like losing the game. McKenna hit the bar as the locals pushed to put the game out of reach for Annagh.

"I was pleased to get the win," said City boss Joe Kerr.

"It is pleasing to see the progression in the team from the start of the season. I had some managers saying in those early days that my team was very young and small but now they are saying Armagh are a good team which can play good football.

"On Saturday we had six players who are 18 years old and we then brough on a 17 year old.

Yes we are a young team but I see these players growing into this league and developing the confidence to go and play good football. They are all technically good players but it has taken a little time to get to grips with the league.

"It has been a strange league this season, every team is capable of beating each other and it can be almost impossible to predict results. I keep on telling this to the team as they should be going onto the pitch believing they can win.

"It is important that the players are given time to develop and I am very pleased with the progression they have shown so far."

On Saturday City entertain Donegal Celtic but with three wins in a row recorded Kerr's young guns will be confident of making it four in a row.


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