Adam Rodgers (73)

1

Andrew Hoey (45)
Marc McConnell (65)

2

Andrew Hoey opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time (Picture: PressEye.com)

VILLAGERS HIT CELTIC WITH FIRST LEAGUE DEFEAT

A lacklustre first half with few chances of note for either team was brought to life on the stroke of halftime when Loughgall's Andrew Hoey hit a shot into the ground and over the 'keeper following a left wing cross to give the Villagers then lead.

This kicked Lurgan Celtic into life for the second period, and they began to dominate proceedings before a breakaway second goal for Loughgall from Marc McConnell left Celtic with an uphill battle.

Celtic's Adam Rodgers poked the ball into the net following a Gareth Buchanan parry from a Warner Mullen shot to give them hope but Loughgall saw out the remainder of the match to secure all three points.

Lurgan Celtic: McPartland, McVeigh, Rodgers, Noonan, A. Rogers, Bell, Gibson, McDonald, M. Shannon, Donnelly, Mullen subs B. Shannon (replaced McDonald 46), Haire (replaced Bell 46), Fitzpatrick (replaced A. Rogers 85), McAnallen (not used), J. Rogers (not used)

Loughgall: Buchanan, Copeland, Finlay, Montgomery, Stretton, Dallas, Taylor, McConnell, Ferguson, Hoey, Douglas subs Stewart (replaced Hoey 87), J. Campbell (not used), P. Campbell (replaced Taylor 68), Rea (not used), McMaster (not used)

Referee: Mark Dillon

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