Co Antrim Junior Shield: St Mary's put in dominant display to seal final berth

St Mary’s FC booked their place in the Co Antrim Junior Shield final thanks to a dominant display in their semi-final against Ford FC on March 21.
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The Newtownabbey-based side scored twice in each half to record a resounding 4-0 win over their NAFL Division 2A rivals at the Blanchflower Stadium.

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M Murphy opened the scoring for Thomas McAllister’s side on seven minutes. Both sides had chances throughout the half, but the Saints doubled their lead to go in 2-0 at the break. Captain C Kearney found the feet of N McDaid on 44 minutes, who kept his composure to find the net from just inside the box.

Blanchflower Stadium. (Pic: Google).Blanchflower Stadium. (Pic: Google).
Blanchflower Stadium. (Pic: Google).
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A rifled shot from T McCaffrey made it 3-0 for St Mary’s on 57, before Kearney got his name on the scoresheet on 67 to ensure it would be the V36-based side contesting the final against Castlewellan Town.

A spokesperson for the Co Antrim FA said details for the final will be released in due course.

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