Robbie Hume (04)


Darragh Noonan (73)


Darragh Noonan levelled for Celtic late in the game (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/


Robbie Hume fired 'Stute in front as early as the fourth minute with a 20-yard drive past 'keeper Liam McAuley after Gareth Brown found him on the edge of the area from a throw-in. 

Jordan Bell went close for the visitors on 30 minutes but his close range header flew just over Marty Gallagher's crossbar.

Celtic should have levelled things on 50 minutes as striker Warren Mullen got in behind the 'Stute defence, but his close range side footed effort was saved by Gallagher.

'Stute thought they had doubled their lead minutes later as Niall Grace's powerful diving header from Aaron Harkin's free-kick flew into the net, but the referee's assistant had his flag up and the goal was ruled out.

The home side had two good chances in quick succession to add a second but Eamonn Seydak fired just over and Michael McCrudden's tame strike was saved by McAuley.  

Celtic drew level on 73 minutes as centre-back Darragh Noonan somehow got free inside the 'Stute penalty box to divert the ball past Gallagher.

Institute: Gallagher, Morrow, Seydak, Bonner, Scoltock, Grace, Harkin, Wilson, Hume, McCrudden, Brown subs Jarvis (not used), Friel Curran (replaced Brown 64), Pomeroy (replaced Hume 75), S. Curry (replaced Wilson 58), Muldoon (not used)

Lurgan Celtic: McAuley, McVeigh, Noonan, A. Rogers, Rodgers, McAnallen, Bell, M. Shannon, Donnelly, Mullen, Haire subs J. Rogers (replaced McAnallen 64), Devlin (not used), McAlinden (replaced Donnelly 37), B. Shannon (replaced M. Shannon 76), Fitzpatrick (not used)

Referee: Declan Hassan

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