Annagh turning to the tape after red

Paul Stretton's free-kick finish handed Annagh United full points against Newington YC. Pic by Phil Ray.
Paul Stretton's free-kick finish handed Annagh United full points against Newington YC. Pic by Phil Ray.

Annagh United will submit video evidence to the Irish Football Association disciplinary committee in support of Scott McCordick following the striker’s weekend dismissal.

McCordick was sent off in the closing stages of Annagh’s victory against Newington YC for what the match officials deemed a headbutt.

Both sides finished with 10 men, with each manager also awarded a red card in the NIFL Championship Two fixture.

With McCordick at risk of extended punishment due to the offence, Annagh officials have opted to take steps to clarify the matter.

“We have access to video footage of the match so plan on sending that off to the IFA,” said Annagh United manager Dean Smith. “Scott is adamant that he did not headbutt anyone and we feel the video shows that to be the case.

“There is a risk of extra games based on a headbutt so, hopefully, the video footage will help clear everything up.”

Annagh lost a two-goal lead against Newington before Paul Stretton’s low free-kick settled the points at Tandragee Road.

McCordick kicked off the scoring by converting good work between Steven Park and Jaime Gardiner before Shea Campbell found the net from Jordan Bell’s throw-in.

“Steven and Jaime were excellent on Saturday and it was a big team performance,” said Smith. “At this point, every match is a cup final for us so it comes down to results over performances.

“The players deserve a lot of credit for pushing on for the win at 2-2 and it proved the team spirit in the group.”

Kick-off tomorrow (Saturday) will be 3 o’clock at home to Moyola Park.