Finlay steps in at centre-back beside brother as Markethill men march on with cup victory

Josh Finlay
Josh Finlay

Josh Finlay lined out alongside his brother, Nicky, as the former Loughgall player helped Markethill Swifts record a clean sheet and cup success.

Finlay - listed as a substitute during Loughgall’s Bob Radcliffe Cup final success on Boxing Day against Annagh United - stepped in at centre-back following his recent switch to the Mid-Ulster scene.

Matt Black joined play off the sidelines and kicked off the scoring before Neil Shaw wrapped up Alan Wilson Cup victory against Tullyvallen.

“I think we deserved the win,” said David Andrews, the Markethill Swifts manager. “We would like to wish a full and speedy recovery to the Tullyvallen player who suffered a nasty leg injury.”

MARKETHILL SWIFTS: Aaron Dickson, Andrew George, George Boyd, Josh Finlay, Nicky Finlay, Barney McDowell, Stephen Hartley, Josh Johnstone, James Armstrong, Neil Shaw, Mark Dickson. Subs: James Boyd, Mark McCrea, Matt Black.