Stephen Hughes (21p)
Mark Hughes (36)
Mark Hughes (56)


Marc McConnell (76)


Mark Hughes scored twice for Newry (Picture: Tony Hendron/


Stephen Hughes opened the scoring after 21 minutes. Mark McCabe sprinted clear of the Loughgall defence but was hauled down by 'keeper Gareth Buchanan and from the resultant spot-kick Hughes stepped up to convert.

Mark Hughes made it 2-0 on 36 minutes when he was quickest to react after Buchanan parried a Declan Carville effort from the edge of the box.

And he added a third just before the hour after exchanging passes with brother Stephen before dinking the ball over the head of the 'keeper.

The Villagers did pull one back with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining after Marc McConnell slotted the ball under Kieran Gordon following a pass from Jamie Douglas.

Newry City: Gordon, McArdle, Mullen, Boyle, McCaul, McMahon, Carville, S. Hughes, McCabe, M. Hughes, Johnston subs Havern (replaced Johnston 82), Patton (replaced Carville 82), McCann (not used), Walker (replaced S. Hughes 75), Mackin (not used)

Loughgall: Buchanan, Montgomery, Rea, Stewart, J. Campbell, Dallas, P. Campbell, Ferguson, Baker, Mullen, Hoey subs Taggart (replaced P. Campbell 79), Douglas (replaced Mullen 51), McConnell (replaced Hoey 57), Stretton (not used), Robinson (not used)

Referee: Glenn Taylor

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