Loughgall overcame a stubborn Banbridge Town side during a tense penalty shoot-out in the Mid-Ulster Cup quarter final. Goalkeeper Marc Robinson was the hero for the Villagers with three fantastic saves as his side won 3 – 2 in the shoot-out.
Town had the best chance of the first half when Dale Malone crept in unmarked at the back post to head Paul Walsh’s corner goalwards only to be denied by teammate Stephen McArdle on the goal line .
In the 71st minute buy ambien in dubai the hosts opened the scoring when Alan Murphy’s headed attempt was handled on the goal line by left-back Jeff Brady, who was subsequently dismissed. Paul McDowell stepped up and blasted the spot-kick low into the bottom corner past ‘keeper Gareth Buchanan.
Banbridge forward McArdle missed a gilt-edged chance on 79 minutes when he was thwarted by goalkeeper Marc Robinson when one-on-one.
However the visitors were not to be denied three minutes later when they fortunately won a penalty as Daniel Ryan nicked the ball from Damien McParland, referee Damien Basketfield adjudged Ryan to have upended the midfielder and pointed to the spot. ‘Keeper Robinson got a hand to Malone’s attempt however it was too powerful and levelled the scores.
With four minutes remaining Davy Hawthorne struck the upright for Loughgall, and again in extra time Barry Bloomer was denied by the post with the last kick of the game forcing the game to go into a penalty shoot-out.
Loughgall: Robinson, Waddell, Cullen, Murphy, Alderdice, A Smith, Ryan (McCullough 85m), Hawthorne, Bloomer, McDowell, McGerrigan (Gregg 15m). Unused subs: Willis, McCain.
Banbridge: Buchanan, Hall, Brady, Allister, Stewart, McParland, Malone, Anderson, Grant, McArdle (Campbell 101m), Walsh (Wilson 105m). Unused sub: McConnell, Edgar.
Referee: Damien Basketfield