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Michael McLellan celebrates giving H & W Welders the lead during their victory over Newry City

Michael McLellan celebrates giving H & W Welders the lead during their victory over Newry City

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Michael McLellan celebrates giving H & W Welders the lead during their victory over Newry City

The NIFL Championship continues to be as unpredictable as ever with H & W Welders pulling off a stunning 2-1 victory away to leaders Newry City.

Last weekend Darren Mullen’s men produced a brilliant performance to overcome Premiership side Warrenpoint Town 2-1 at Milltown in the Irish Cup in front of a bumper crowd but last night there was disappointment for the Showgrounds outfit as they slipped to what may turn out to be a damaging defeat in their quest for promotion.

Mark Kelly looked to have earned the home side a point late in the second half after Michael McLellan scored a first half goal for Gary Smyth’s battling Welders. There was more drama to come however with the visitors, now up to fourth, netting through a bizarre own goal.

Last night’s result at the Showgrounds adds even greater importance to today’s clash between third-placed Annagh United and second-placed Ballinamallard who are only separated by goal difference.

Whoever wins that one will move to within three points of Newry and it’s worth noting that Ballinamallard are due to host Mullen’s men next weekend.

Fifth-placed Loughgall will also have taken note of the result at the Showgrounds and ahead of their trip to Dergview have been buoyed by striker Nedas Maciulaitis being named Championship Player of the Month for December.

The Niall Currie derby sees his old team Ards play at home to his current one Dundela. The east Belfast side have brought in Northern Ireland Under-19 international Eoin Teggart in on loan from Portadown for the rest of the season.

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Currie said: “Eoin is fast, direct with a high work ethic and he also has a great delivery from wide areas. We are looking forward to Eoin playing his part in a strong finish to the season.”

Elsewhere in the Championship Ballyclare are at home to Institute who are in second bottom 11 points clear of Queen’s who host Knockbreda.


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