Andrew Devlin (58)
Peter Campbell (77)


New Loughgall boss Dean Smith saw his side sweep to victory (Picture: Tony Hendron/


In fine playing conditions 'Breda started well and almost took the lead on three minutes when a free kick by Kevin Lynch went narrowly past the post with 'keeper Gareth Buchanan beaten.

Whilst the home team dominated possession the visitors were dangerous on the break and could have scored on 36 minutes through Warner Mullen but for a fine save by 'keeper Ryan McBride.

Six minutes later 'Breda had a lucky escape when centre back Andrew Ferguson cleared off the line after Mullen offered up another effort.

The second half saw the visitors come more into the game and it was no surprise when they took the lead on 58 minutes when a corner was headed in by Andy Devlin at the near post.

Knockbreda were well in the game but could not create any clear cut scoring opportunities and the points were sealed for the visitors on 77 minutes when, following another good save by McBride, the ball fell to Campbell who side footed into the net.

Knockbreda: McBride, King, Ferguson, Wray, Cockcroft, McBurney, Wilson, Cooling, Lynch, McMaster, McNeill subs Johnston (replaced Cooling 78), Beggs (replaced Lynch 72), Halliday (replaced Cockcroft 75), Crawford (not used), Hanna (not used)

Loughgall: Buchanan, Devlin, Mallen, Copeland, Taylor, Dallas, Uprichard, Ferguson, Mallen, Upritchard, Campbell subs McConnell (not used), McCann (not used), Hudson (not used), McMaster (replaced Uprichard 84), Stretton (not used)

Referee: Ben McMaster

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