An Ashley Gregg winner five minutes from time secured Loughgall a hard-fought win away at H&W Welders that saw them leapfrog Carrick Rangers into top position of the Ladbrokes.com Championship.
There were four changes from the side that crept buy generic tadalafil online cheap past Lower Maze in the WKD Core Intermediate Cup last week with Glenn Waddell, Neil Alderdice, Shea McGerrigan and Andy Smith restored to the starting line-up.
The first period was an even affair with Loughgall coming closest on 16 minutes when Andy Smith’s excellent ball into the penalty area was met by Dean Smith however ‘keeper Michael Dougherty was equal to his headed attempt.
Five minutes into the second half, the Villagers had a superb opportunity to take the lead when Paul McDowell was put through, however under pressure he couldn’t find a way past Dougherty who stood up well.
In the 64th minute Liam Cullen exchanged passes with Chris Kingsberry on the right flank before firing a great strike that rebounded off the upright.
The Welders were unfortunate ten minutes later when Willie Armstrong flashed a dangerous cross across Marc Robinson’s goal that Marty Verner, sliding in, almost connected with.
The game looked like it was heading to a scoreless finish until Kingsberry sprayed a great pass out to Shea McGerrigan on the left wing and he delivered a low cross that found it’s way to substitute Gregg at the back post to slot home in off the post.
Loughgall: Robinson, Waddell, Cullen, Alderdice, Peden, Kingsberry (Lavery 85m), McGerrigan, Hawthorne (McCullough 72m), A Smith, McDowell (Gregg 72m), D Smith. Unused subs: Clarke, McNeill.
H&W Welders: Dougherty, McMurray, Armstrong, Harris, Rezai, Harbinson, C McMillen, Magennis, Harvey (Todd 81m), Verner, Dickson (G McMillen 72m). Unused subs: Marks, Stanley, Miskelly.
Referee: Iain Hall (Belfast)