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Stephen Hutchinson scored both goals in Celtic's win (Picture: Matt Mackey/PressEye.com)

HUTCHINSON BAGS DOUBLE AS CELTIC SWEEP PAST TEN-MAN LARNE

Two Stephen Hutchinson goals guided Lurgan Celtic victory over Larne at Knockramer Park.

Scoreless at the break, the 26-year-old broke the deadlock on 72 minutes with a successfully converted penalty awarded after Dale Malone had been bundled over.

Larne's cause was further hindered a few minutes later when Kyle Buckley was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Hutchinson doubled his tally with eight minutes remaining after he connected with a corner to beat Joel Madison with a looping header.

Lurgan Celtic: McCorry, McVeigh, Rogers, Hutchinson, Cochrane, Gibson, Barton, Wright, Malone, C. Ryan, R. Devlin subs McCabe (not used), S. Devlin (replaced R. Devlin 86), McAnallen (replaced Malone 89)

Larne: Madison, Bradley, C. Rodgers, Buckley, Wilson, Thompson, Templeton, Irvine, Henry, Stuart, Maguire subs McCabe (replaced Thompson 65), P. Rodgers (not used), McIlveen (not used), Mawhinney (not used), Hillen (replaced Stuart 75)

Referee: Paul Burns

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