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Riada fight back to beat Garvagh

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Garvagh and Riada in action at Rugby Avenue 3G in the Coleraine and District Premier League. Pic: Maurice Bradley

RIADA and Garvagh met at a windswept Rugby Avenue on Saturday afternoon as storm Jorge took hold across Northern Ireland.

Garvagh took an early lead playing with a strong wind at their backs after  a lapse in the Riada defense allowed a shot on goal which was well placed beyond Maybin by Mark Gordon.

Garvagh were earlier denied by an acrobatic save from the Riada keeper, turning a goal-bound shot onto the crossbar and out for a corner.

The game as a spectacle was spoiled by the strong wind as neither side were given an opportunity to display their skills, constantly battling the elements.

In the end, goals from Niall Johnston, John Eddy Convery, and Uel Irwin were enough to earn Riada the points.

Garvagh: 1 Joel Madison 2 Michael Henry 3 Dawid Glomb 4 Paul Milliken C  5 David Reid
6 Jake Mailey 7 Mark Gordon 8 Andrew Harding 9 Andrew Dallas 10 William Spiers 11 Aaron Gordon 

Subs: 15 Rodney Moody GK 12 Jack Brownlow 13 Gordon Annett 16 Samuel Abernethy 17 Andrew McClarty 

Riada: 1 Eoin Maybin GK 2 Christopher McKeeman 3 Luke McIntyre 4 Cormac Ennis
5 Jeremy Parkhill 6 John Eddie Convery 9 Conor Hamilton 11 Sean Mooney 15 Samuel Irwin 16 Stephen McCook 19 Niall Johnston 

Subs:  10 Gareth Stewart 12 Aidan Gillen 14 Dean Brownlow 18 Matthew Elder 

Referee: Ian McCulloch 

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