Pre-Match Guide | Warrenpoint Town 01/10/22

We welcome Warrenpoint Town to Dixon Park tomorrow afternoon for our next Lough 41 Championship fixture.

Match Info

When: Saturday 1st October – Kick-Off 3:00pm

Where: Dixon Park

What: Lough 41 Championship

Entry: Pay at the gate – £8 (Adult) / £5 (OAP & U16) / £3 (U12 in the company of an adult)

Match Sponsor: Metal Technology

Ball Sponsor: Richard Greer Cars

The Opponents

Ray O’Sullivan knocked home the winner last week as Warrenpoint Town defeated Annagh United at Milltown to make it four wins in a row. ‘Point might have moved in front inside the opening ten minutes when Kealan Dillon struck an upright while, later in the first half, the visitors were also denied by the woodwork. However, what proved to be the only goal of the game arrived just before the hour after O’Sullivan saw his effort deflected past keeper Eoin Hughes. The win sees ‘Point move into third place in the Lough 41 Championship table.

The Comrades

Last week, A goal at either end of the game handed Institute the points from Ballyclare Comrades’ visit to the Brandywell. Shaun Leppard opened the scoring for ‘Stute as early as the ninth minute, with the home side thinking they had doubled their advantage soon after when Cathair Friel found the net only for it to be ruled out offside. Friel came close again early in the second half only to hit the post from a header before, five minutes from time, he did get on the scoresheet with a slotted finish below visiting keeper Declan Breen. The result sees the Comrades fall to 6th place in the Lough 41 Championship.

Last Time Out

The last time these two sides met was back in April 2021 where Ryan Swan struck 15 minutes from time at Milltown to edge Warrenpoint past the Comrades and into the Irish Cup last 16. Francis McCaffrey had put Barry Gray’s men in front just before the interval only for Paul Harbinson’s hard-working side to draw level through Ciaran Dobbin early in the second period. Swan blasted home what proved to be the winner on 75 minutes after Gallagher had headed a McCaffrey cross off the post.