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One to forget as City are held at home by Annagh

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The home side were hoping to follow up on last week's excellent win against second placed Ballyclare by collecting a further three points against the team bottom in the league.

Armagh City...0
Annagh United...0

The first half however showed why both sides have been struggling all season as neither side were able to create a threat to the other's goal.

City upped their performance at the start of the second half with Conor Mullen creating a chance for himself when he fired an excellent shot just past keeper Mark Winstone's left hand post.

A couple of minutes later a superb Mullen header from a corner was scrambled off the line.

Tiarnan Rushe began to be a real threat down the left crossing a number of dangerous ball into the box which the Annagh defence managed to clear to safety.

He brought a fine save from keeper Winstone midway through the half for what was in fact the first save of the game by either keeper.

Just after the hour mark a Johnny McSorley cross flashed across the Annagh goal but none of the City forwards could get on the end of it.

It wasn't until ten minutes from time that home keeper John Connolly had to make his first save of the match when he comfortably tipped over a Parks free kick.

The home side continued to be the side most likely to break the deadlock but with neither side having a clear cutting edge the match ended in an inevitable goalless draw.

Despite the failure to collect all three points City closed the gap on Knockbreda the team immediately above them and given their only loss at home in 2017 was at the hands of Glenavon in the Tennents Irish Cup they can be optimistic about collecting further points in their quest to climb the table.

Team: Connolly, Montgomery, Lennon, Hutchinson, Campbell, Hynds, Grimley, Mcsorley, Blevins, Mullen, Rushe Subs: Kelly replaced Blevins, Kerr replaced Grimley, Camara replaced Rushe, Not Used: McQuaid and Boyle.

City travel to Tillysburn on Saturday to take on H&W Welders before their next home game on 4 March when Lurgan Celtic are the visitors to Holm Park

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