SUPERCUPNI: Forde fires home three in County Armagh win

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County Armagh kicked off the Premier Section of the SuperCupNI group stages on Monday with an emphatic 8-0 success over Alset Colombia.

Lorcan Forde enjoyed a dream debut in the tournament by netting a first-half hat-trick - with substitutes Craig Taylor and Ryan Leeman also on target alongside Eoin Toal and Pablo Andrade.

Taylor found the net on two occasions after the break, with County Armagh entering half-time clear by 5-0.

“The boys are buzzing and it was a great start to the week,” said County Armagh coach Jay Willis. “It is always important to, if possible, get off to a winning start on the opening day.

“That result sets us up for the other fixtures and gives everyone a lift.

“We managed to give gametime to five substitutes, so that is another bonus.

“It was Lorcan’s first taste of the SuperCupNI competition and that proved the case for a number of the other members of the squad.”

COUNTY ARMAGH PREMIER: Conor Larkin (Portadown), Conor Kerr (Armagh City), Owen McConville (Dungannon Swifts), Eoin Toal (Armagh City), Shea Geraghty (Dungannon Swifts), Cathal McGinty (Cliftonville), Oisin Smyth (Dungannon Swifts), Zac Wilson (Portadown), Jackson Holmes (Portadown), Pablo Andrade (Linfield), Lorcan Forde (Warrenpoint Town). SUBS (used): Nedas Maciulaitis (Portadown), Ryan Leeman (Loughgall), Ben Neill (Annagh United), Craig Taylor (Annagh United), Edi Tavares (Armagh City).