Stephen Hughes (21p)
Mark Hughes (36)
Mark Hughes (56)

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Marc McConnell (76)

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Mark Hughes scored twice for Newry (Picture: Tony Hendron/PressEye.com)

HUGHES BROTHERS HELP NEWRY TO FIRST WIN

Stephen Hughes opened the scoring after 21 minutes. Mark McCabe sprinted clear of the Loughgall defence but was hauled down by 'keeper Gareth Buchanan and from the resultant spot-kick Hughes stepped up to convert.

Mark Hughes made it 2-0 on 36 minutes when he was quickest to react after Buchanan parried a Declan Carville effort from the edge of the box.

And he added a third just before the hour after exchanging passes with brother Stephen before dinking the ball over the head of the 'keeper.

The Villagers did pull one back with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining after Marc McConnell slotted the ball under Kieran Gordon following a pass from Jamie Douglas.

Newry City: Gordon, McArdle, Mullen, Boyle, McCaul, McMahon, Carville, S. Hughes, McCabe, M. Hughes, Johnston subs Havern (replaced Johnston 82), Patton (replaced Carville 82), McCann (not used), Walker (replaced S. Hughes 75), Mackin (not used)

Loughgall: Buchanan, Montgomery, Rea, Stewart, J. Campbell, Dallas, P. Campbell, Ferguson, Baker, Mullen, Hoey subs Taggart (replaced P. Campbell 79), Douglas (replaced Mullen 51), McConnell (replaced Hoey 57), Stretton (not used), Robinson (not used)

Referee: Glenn Taylor

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