Irish FA Championship: Warrenpoint secure play-off spot

Warrenpoint manager Barry Gray (left)

Warrenpoint Town sealed a Premiership promotion/relegation play-off against Donegal Celtic after a 2-0 away win over Limavady United on Saturday.

Stephen McCabe and Stephen Hughes netted for Warrenpoint, who needed just a point to pip Institute to second place in the Championship.

Warrenpoint host Donegal Celtic in the first leg on Tuesday with the return leg three days later.

Institute finished their campaign by hammering Carrick Rangers 5-0.

"It was lacklustre game but it was a comfortable victory to secure the play-off spot," said Warrenpoint manager Barry Gray.

"It is a massive challenge - Donegal Celtic are full of Premiership players while ours have limited experience.

"We're used to being underdogs and we are well capable of competing in the play-off.

"It is massively important for the Newry and Mourne area to have a side competing at Premiership level."

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