Double for Doherty as Portstewart thrash basement Killymoon Rangers

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A brace from Ryan Doherty helped Portstewart to another convincing win on Saturday.

Killymoon Rangers were the visitors to Mullaghacall and the homeside dominated the tie from start to finish grabbing three good goals to take the points.

Portstewart showed their confidence from the start of the tie and had a handful of chances through Owen Moody, James Peden and Nigel Turner, however some good saves by the Killymoon keeper kept the game scoreless at the break.

Four minutes after the re-start Nigel Turner grabbed his fifth goal in three games when he headed home a Lee Forgrave cross.

Ryan Doherty doubled the score soon after a good ball out from the defence made its way to the quick footed mid-fielder.

Doherty sealed the win as Portstewart continued to dominate thanks to another good cross from Forgrave.

Assistant Manger, Aaron Forgrave described the win as a ‘good three points’ for his side, but he warned that this Saturday’s tie with league leaders PSNI would be a ‘tougher challenge’.

“We have been playing very well in the past few weeks, passing the ball about and playing some good football. We have a tough test this week against PSNI.

“On our last meeting they beat us by a very narrow margin. They are a good side, but we have some confidence now and we have been scoring plenty of goals, so we will just have to give it our best shot.”