Peter Campbell (14)
Marc McConnell (29)
Marc McConnell (90 2)


Jamie Willighan (08)
Dean Youle (23)
Adam Wright (37)
Adam Gray (69)
Gary Donnelly (80)


Adam Wright was amongst the scorers for Ballyclare Comrades (Picture: Andrew Paton/


Ballyclare Comrades defeated Loughgall in a high scoring entertaining encounter at Lakeview Park.

Jamie Willighan opened the scoring after eight minutes when he provided the finishing touch following a piercing move through the home defence.

However, the Villagers levelled with just under a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock through Peter Campbell's low drive into the bottom corner.

Ballyclare moved back in front on 23 minutes when he pounced on the loose ball from four yards out after keeper Daniel Acheson dropped a corner.

Back came Loughgall again six minutes later, this time Marc McConnell crafted the equaliser with a low shot from just outside the box.

The scoring continued on 37 minutes when Adam Wright restored Ballyclare's lead following a goalmouth scramble from a corner.

Loughgall almost equalised once more soon after when Conor Mullen tested Comrades keeper Jack Hazard, and again just after the hour when McConnell went close with a free-kick.

But Ballyclare extended their lead on 69 minutes thanks to Adam Gray's finish after being played through by Gary Brown.

Gary Donnelly then added a fifth with ten minutes left with a 20-yard curler past Acheson while, with the last kick of the game, McConnell did grab another for the Villagers.

Loughgall: Acheson, Neill, McVeigh, Upton, Bell, Gibson, McCullough, Ferguson, Mullen, McConnell, Campbell subs Smith (replaced Gibson 72), Dallas (replaced Ferguson 72), Liggett (not used), Hoey (replaced Campbell 72)

Ballyclare Comrades: Hazard, Woods, Crane, McIlveen, Wright, Kane, Gray, Willighan, Brown, Youle, Donnelly subs McQuitty (not used), Dobbin (replaced Kane 59), Trussell (replaced Brown 80), Robinson (replaced Gray 72), Getty (not used)

Referee: Ken Gibbons

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