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Pre-Match Guide | Dollingstown 07/01/23

We welcome Dollingstown to Dixon Park tomorrow afternoon for the first round of this season’s Samuel Gelston’s Irish Cup.

Match Info

When: Saturday 7th January – Kick-Off 3:00pm

Where: Dixon Park

What: Samuel Gelston’s Irish Cup

Entry: Pay at the gate – £10 (Adult) / £5 (Concession)

Match Sponsor: Brackenwood Property & Estate Management

Ball Sponsor: Red Mills Dog Food

The Opponents

Last week, two early goals saw Dollingstown defeat Portstewart at Planter’s Park. Cameron Purdy opened the scoring as early as the seventh minute before Daniel Gordon doubled up after a quarter-of-an-hour. The win sees the Dollybirds move into fourth spot in the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate table with games in hand over the sides above them.

The Comrades

Owen McConville bagged the late winner as Ballyclare Comrades defeated Warrenpoint Town at Milltown. Scoreless at the break, the home side came closest to breaking the deadlock early on when Ryan Swan turned an effort against an upright. ‘Point hit the post for a second time early in the second half, this time through Fra McCaffrey before a Steven Ball set piece suffered a similar fate after the hour. However, it was the visitors that left with all three points when McConville was on hand to head home a Gary Donnelly corner with just three minutes to go.