Loughgall put in a confident performance to ease past Kilbride Swifts and earn their place in the 3rd round of the WKD Core Intermediate Cup where they travel to face Dunmurry YM this Saturday (5th).
Manager Niall Currie welcomed back buy nolvadex with credit card Shea McGerrigan to the starting line-up in place of Marty Lavery, whilst placing new loan signings Scott McCullough and Chris Coleman on the substitutes bench in an otherwise unchanged team.
On 22 minutes, Andy Smith opened the scoring with a tremendous finish as he struck a sweet shot, which nestled in the top corner from 25 yards following a smart one-two with Liam Cullen.
Loughgall extended their advantage five minutes later when Cullen fed Daniel Ryan who thumped the ball high into the roof of the net from close range putting his side well in control.
Loughgall’s progression to the next round was effectively confirmed in the 34th minute as Swifts’ ‘keeper Tracey misjudged Cullen’s corner delivery and forward Barry Bloomer was alert to scramble the ball home on the goal line.
The hosts netted again 11 minutes into the second period when Bloomer nodded Smith’s free kick across goal and Darragh Peden finished confidently for his second goal in as many games.
The Villagers had a number of opportunities to add to their goal tally however the best chance of the second half fell to Kilbride’s Aaron Sharkey who wastefully shot wide when one-on-one with ‘keeper Marc Robinson.
Loughgall: Robinson, Ferguson, Carville, Peden (Coleman 57m), Murphy, Smith, McNeill (McCullough 55m), Cullen (McCain 57m), Bloomer, Ryan, McGerrigan.
Kilbride Swifts: Tracey, Biggerstaff, Taylor, McMahon, Baird, Walsh (G Miskimmon 55m), Kernohan, McNeil, Lammey, Sharkey (B Miskimmon 84m), McGreevey. Unused subs: Smyth, McLeod, Garrett.
Referee: I McNabb