Conor McAnallen (48)



Ross Craig (06)



Lurgan Celtic moved into the second round of the Northern Ireland League Cup after a penalty shoot-out defeat of Premier Intermediate opponents Bangor at Knockramer Park.

The Seasiders moved in front as early as the sixth minute with a good finish from an acute angle.

It was a lead Garth Scates' side held until the third minute of the second half before Conor McAnallen levelled for Celtic with a back post header from a deep cross.

With no further goals coming in the remainder of the 90 minutes nor extra-time it was left to the lottery of penalties to seperate the sides with Celtic converting on each occasion to emerge 5-4 victors.

The Hoops travel to Knockbreda in the next round on August 30th.

Lurgan Celtic: McCorry, McAnallen, Rogers, McVeigh, McCabe, Gibson, Barton, Ryan, Malone, Wright, Fitzpatrick subs Conaty (replaced Ryan 66), Devlin (replaced Malone 109), O'Neill (not used), Lavery (replaced McAnallen 66), Thompson (not used)

Bangor: Gibbons, Beattie, Pike, Widdowson, Edgar, Walsh, Long, Watson, Patton, Craig, Dallas subs Fearon (not used), Dalzell (replaced Patton 82), McMullan (replaced Dallas 66), Armstrong (replaced Beattie 82), Calvert (not used)

Referee: William McCahon

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