BBC Sport - Super Cup NI: Brazilians Ponte Preta too strong for Londonderry in Premier Section

Brazilians too strong for Londonderry

Brazilian side Ponte Preta missed out on a semi-final place in the Premier Section at Super Cup NI campaign despite a 3-0 win over County Londonderry at the Coleraine Showgrounds.

After Aaron McGurk twice went close for the Derry boys, Gabriel Diaz put Ponte Preta ahead in the first half.

Londonderry keeper Glen McMullan kept his side in the game with a fine save to deny Mateus but Wallison doubled Ponte Preta's advantage in the second half.

McMullan made another superb stop as he tipped a Mateus header onto the woodwork but Luis Otavio added a third goal for the Brazilian side in the closing stages.

Holders Antrim have progressed to a semi-finals clash with O'Higgins of Chile on Thursday after beating Spanish club Real Sociedad 1-0 on Wedmesday.

County Down defeated MS Select 2-1 on Wednesday to secure a semi-final meeting with Scottish club Hibernian.

Premier Section results from Super Cup NI.

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