A depleted Loughgall side felt the full force of title chasing Dergview at Darragh Park with a comprehensive five-goal loss.
The Villagers were missing four first-team regulars in Darragh Peden, Paul Carville, Marty Murray and Johnny Kernaghan, which left manager Marc Robinson with a headache buy premarin tablets as he tried to nullify an excellent Dergview side.
Despite an encouraging start, three goals in a ten-minute first-half spell effectively ended Loughgall’s chances. In the 10th minute Luke Ebron handled inside the penalty area and Ryan Campbell coolly slotted home the resultant spot-kick.
Four minutes later Dergview striker Warren Mullen spotted ‘keeper Marc Robinson off his line and hit an audacious long-range effort from ten yards inside his own half which doubled his sides lead.
Then in the 20th minute Liam McMenamin struck a cross-cum-shot from the right wing that curled wickedly before nestling in the top corner beyond the reaches of ‘keeper Robinson.
The Castlederg side created a few more clear-cut chances that threatened to extend the scoreline but Robinson superbly saved from Hugh Carlin and then from point-blank range to deny striker Mullen.
Dergview netted a fourth goal just before the break when forward Campbell robbed Steven McCain of the ball in midfield before racing through and firing into the bottom corner.
In the 64th minute John Carlin fired in a low ball across goal and Mullen nipped in front of Robinson to tap home from close range to complete the scoring.
Loughgall’s best chance of the game came on 67 minutes when Marty Verner’s free-kick drew a good save from goalkeeper Stefan McCusker and Barry Bloomer reacted quickest however he couldn’t keep his effort on target.
Loughgall: Robinson, Ferguson, Baird, Ebron, Murphy, Montgomery, Ryan, McCain (Wilson 51m), Bloomer, Verner, Coleman.
Dergview: McCusker, McMenamin, J Carlin, McCaskie, Gallagher, Burns, Arkinson (McBrearety 45m), H Carlin (Friel 68m), Mullen, Campbell, Walsh. Unused subs: Snow, Cashel, Porter.
Referee: Damien Basketfield