Hero Andrew wins it for Street

Hill Street celebrate their win.
Hill Street celebrate their win.

Andrew Brown secured the Gerald Kennedy Cup for Hill Street with an extra-time winner to down Cleary Celtic in the final at Holm Park last Friday evening.

It was a cagey start from Hill Street who struggled to get into the game for the first 15 minutes. After that the Lurgan side started to play the better football.

As a result, they went into a deserved lead when Pete Wright connected with a corner to put them into the lead which they held until half-time.

Cleary Celtic came out in the second in a determined mood and attacked Hill Street but the defence stood firm and defended well.

However, the game turned when the Hill Street goalkeeper got sent off and striker Ian Penny had to go into goals for the remaining half an hour.

Celtic piled on the pressure and the defence held out until the 90th minute when they gave away a penalty which was initially missed but Celtic scored the rebound.

That forced extra-time and ten man Hill Street had to raise themselves again. The decisive moment came from another corner and it was Andrew Brown who coolly put the ball into the roof of the net to score the winner.

Hill Street now hold three Mid Ulster titles already having won the league and Alexandria Cup last year.