Dale Malone (01)
Jordan Gibson (82)
Daniel Ryan (90 1)

3

Craig Taylor (41)

1

Dale Malone opened the scoring inside the first minute (Picture: Freddie Parkinson/PressEye.com)

MALONE GRABS EARLY GOAL TO SET CELTIC UP FOR VICTORY

Dale Malone fired Celtic in front inside the opening few seconds when, straight from the kick-off, he fired past 'keeper Eoin Hughes from inside his own half.

Annagh responded well to this early setback, twice hitting the woodwork before levelling with four minutes of the first half remaining when Craig Taylor beat Conor McCorry with a volley.

And Seamus Heath's side might have gone in at the break in front only for Celtic 'keeper McCorry to save a Jay Gardiner penalty with his legs.

The second half lacked any real fluency or goal mouth incidents, until Jordan Gibson headed a second Celtic goal with eight minutes remaining from an inviting Ciaran Ryan cross.

There was still time for a third Celtic goal in injury time from Daniel Ryan to seal the three points. 

Lurgan Celtic: McCorry, McVeigh, Rogers, Hutchinson, Cochrane, Gibson, Barton, C. Ryan, R. Devlin, S. Devlin, Malone subs C. Lavery (replaced R. Devlin 79), McAnallen (replaced S. Devlin 64), D. Ryan (replaced Rogers 64), Wright (not used)

Annagh United: Hughes, Richardson, C. Stewart, Whitten, Murphy, White, Webb, Park, Gardiner, Taylor, Eagles subs Greenfield (not used), Riddle (not used), Judge (replaced Webb 63), Rea (replaced Murphy 87), Davison (not used)

Referee: Ken Gibbons

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