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Newry City off the bottom after beating Ards for first league win since November

Newry City 3-0 Ards

Stephen Hughes (right) scored Newry's opening goal.
Stephen Hughes (right) scored Newry's opening goal.

Newry City are off the bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership after a 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Ards.

The results sees Darren Mullen's men go a point clear of their rivals in the battle to avoid the automatic drop.

It marks a welcome return to winning ways for the side who hadn't tasted Premiership victory since November 30.

It's Ards' second defeat under new boss Warren Feeney in his fifth game in charge.

Stephen Hughes smashed the hosts in front just 10 minutes into the game, converting Mark McCabe's pass.

It was a long way back for Warren Feeney's ards after another 10 as McCabe went from provider to scorer, converting Stefan Lavery's cross.

And the win was complete when Tiarnan Rushe netted the third in the second half.

It's a fine time for Newry to net three goals in a league game for the first since the night they sealed promotion last May with a 3-1 win at Carrick Rangers.

Newry now travel to Warrenpoint on Saturday, April 13, when Ards host Glentoran.

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