Loughgall 1 – 1 Banbridge Town

Ten-man Loughgall emerged with a buy phentermine.com hard-fought point against Banbridge Town thanks to Marty Verner’s second half penalty to level Stefan Campbell’s strike on the hour mark.

The Villagers welcomed back Verner, Alan Murphy, Marty Murray and Stephen McCain into the starting line-up.

For much of the first period Banbridge were well on top however struggled to create any clear-cut opportunities.  Their best attempt came in the 34th minute when Dale Malone floated a forward ball that Campbell could only direct wide with a powerful header.

This partnership combined for the opener on 60 minutes when Campbell raced onto Malone’s pass before finishing well past goalkeeper Robinson.

The hosts were much more comfortable during the second half and started to put real pressure on Town creating some excellent opportunities.

Firstly on 66 minutes striker Marty Murray blasted a 25 yard effort off the crossbar and then 6 minutes later, Andy Smith’s precise free-kick saw ‘keeper Gareth Buchanan superbly save from Alan Murphy’s header.

Loughgall were reduced to ten men in the 73rd minute when Andy Smith was shown two yellow cards for the same incident.

The equaliser came five minutes later when Verner played in Daniel Ryan who was fouled inside the penalty area by Neil King.  Verner stepped up and calmly slotted home the spot-kick.

Loughgall: Robinson, Coleman, Baird, Ferguson, Murphy, Smith, Kernaghan (Ryan 23m), McCain (Montgomery 67m), Bloomer (Flanaghan 67m), Verner, Murray.  Unused sub: Ebron.

Banbridge: Buchanan, Hall, Rodgers, Copeland, King, Stewart, Malone, Hawthorne, Grant, McCartan (Brady 68m), Campbell (Teggart 81m).  Unused sub: McParland.

Referee: Alastair Burns
Assistants: Shane Corrigan, Roy Beacom

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