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Glenavon seal comeback Mid-Ulster Cup success against Newry City

Mid-Ulster Cup final: Newry City 1-3 Glenavon

Glenavon have won the Mid-Ulster Cup for a record 25th time after defeating Newry City 3-1 in the final.

Newry had led 1-0 at the Newry Showgrounds before their Premiership opponents came back to secure success.

Coach Kris Lindsay started at centre-half for Glenavon alongside a certain legendary striker Gary Hamilton but they couldn't prevent Newry forward Keith Johnston from opening the scoring. In fact, it was from an attempted header back to goalkeeper James Taylor by Lindsay that Johnston got in to give the hosts an early advantage.

That was cancelled out via an Andy McGrory penalty before the break after teenage forward Jordan Jenkins had been fouled.

Glenavon went ahead through the goal of the game from fomer Banbridge Town forward Stephen McCavitt, bursting toward goal before unleashing an effort into the top corner from the edge of the area.

And the win was made safe when Jack O'Mahony coolly converted the visitors' third.

NEWRY CITY AFC: Maguire, McArdle, Mooney, King, Boyle, McCann, S Hughes (Walker 75), Carville (Cunningham 90), McCabe, Johnston, M Hughes (Havern 87). Subs not used: Mullen, McMahon

GLENAVON: Taylor (Byrne 90), McGrory, Curran, Lindsay, Hamilton (McKeown H-T), Foley, O'Mahony, Norton, Jenkins, Griffin (Hunter 65), McCavitt.

Subs not used: Harland, Jamison

Referee: Jamie Robinson

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