Mallon and Smith share the spotlight as Annagh open summer run with derby win

Annagh United's Andy Smith (left) up against the Hanover goalscorer, William Kerr, at Tandragee Road in a 6-1 success for the NIFL Championship One club on Saturday.INPT30-228
Annagh United's Andy Smith (left) up against the Hanover goalscorer, William Kerr, at Tandragee Road in a 6-1 success for the NIFL Championship One club on Saturday.INPT30-228
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Summer signing Peter Mallon grabbed two goals on his Annagh United debut - with teenage striker Jamie Smith netting a second-half hat-trick in Saturday’s 6-1 defeat of Hanover.

Annagh also had a Matt Brown penalty kick on target in the opening friendly of the pre-season programme.

William Kerr grabbed the sole goal for the Mid-Ulster Football League visitors.

Annagh are working towards an inaugural campaign in NIFL Championship One.

Other friendly dates confirmed are as follows: Tuesday, July 21 - Annagh United v Warrenpoint Town (home); Thursday, July 23 - Annagh United v Dungannon Swifts (home); Saturday, July 25 - Annagh United v Downpatrick (away); Tuesday, July 28 - Annagh United v Broomhill (home); Thursday, July 30 - Annagh United v Tandragee Rovers (away); Saturday, August 1 - Annagh United v Portadown (away).

ANNAGH UNITED: Marc Robinson, Raymond Harpur, Paul Stretton, Stephen Acheson, Richard Allen, Bryan Pentland, Francis McCann, Andy Smith, Peter Mallon, Matt Brown, Jake Keegan. Subs: Jordan Campbell, Stephen Park, Scott Rae, Jamie Smith, Adam Nesbitt.

HANOVER: Joel Armstrong, Chris Kerr, Simon Smyth, Jason Woods, Neil Cochrane, Gary Wilkinson, Scott McCullough, Thai Blevins, Justin Bradley, William Kerr, Simon Foster. Subs: Chris Elliott, Richard Lappin, Jay Green, Jamie Reid, Andrew Newell.