On Sunday afternoon, the U17Bs played out a 6 goal thriller against Corbally Utd B in Derryleigh Park. Newport opened up a 3-0 lead, thanks to a wonder-strike free kick from Phelim O’Reilly, a great finish from Johnny Ryan and a cool finish from Luke Ryan. The home side were looking comfortable with 25 minutes remaining. However, Corbally pulled one back and then another to make it 3-2 to Newport with plenty of time remaining. It was all hands to the pump at this stage as Corbally piled on the pressure and looked they might conjure up a great comeback draw. Thankfully Johnny Ryan calmed the nerves when he coolly rounded the keeper and slotted home to make it 4-2 and Newport were then able to see out the game. A very entertaining game played in atrocious conditions. Great credit is due to the ground staff for ensuring that our pitches were in good condition to allow the Junior A & U17B games go ahead on a terrible day weather wise.