Gary Liggett (63)
Andrew Hoey (65p)


Martin Donnelly (41)
Martin Donnelly (52)
Paul Finnegan (90 4)


Substitute Paul Finnegan scrambled home Larne's stoppage time winner (©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton)


A 94th minute winner from supersub Paul Finnegan earned Larne all three points from this Friday night visit to Loughgall.

Marty Donnelly opened the scoring for Larne four minutes before half-time with a curling finish into the top corner after picking up the loose ball from a corner.

And the Championship's leading scorer doubled the home advantage seven minutes into the second half with a lob over home keeper Gareth Buchanan.

However the Villagers hit back with two goals in quick succession just after the hour.

Gary Liggett struck on 63 minutes after pouncing on a defensive error to slot the ball beyond Conor Devlin.

Then, moments later, Andrew Hoey struck from the spot to bring Loughgall back onto level terms.

That was how it stayed until deep into stoppage time when Finnegan, a 91st minute substitution for Shane McEleney, popped up to scramble home Larne's dramatic late, late winner.

Loughgall: Buchanan, McVeigh, Finlay, Taylor, McCullough, Mullen, Ferguson, Liggett, Hoey, Campbell, Kearney subs Rea (not used), Ferris (replaced Liggett 65), Copeland (not used), Stewart (replaced Ferguson 90), McConnell (not used)

Larne: Devlin, McEleney, Kelly, Stewart, Donnelly, Stuart, Tilney, Hassin, McNally, Cosgrove, Hughes subs Dougherty (not used), Finnegan (replaced McEleney 90+1), Ramsey (not used), Scullion (replaced Stuart 70), Gilmour (replaced Stewart 85)

Referee: Barry Monaghan

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