Institute 2-1 Loughgall

Loughgall fell to their first defeat of the season with a narrow loss away to Institute.

Mark Kelly put the hosts in front on 28 minutes as he fired low past ‘keeper Marc Robinson amid strong offside calls.

His teammate Davitt Walsh missed an excellent opportunity to extend their advantage two minutes later when he raced clear but was denied by a superb low save from Robinson.

A lacklustre first half performance was compounded on 33 minutes when Stute scored a second as Walsh combined with Stephen Parkhouse for the latter to finish from close range.

Loughgall were much improved in the second period however were unable to really trouble Alan Ryan in the home goals, until he upended substitute Steven Doyle running through on goal with 8 minutes remaining. Marty Verner duly dispatched the spot-kick, however the Villagers were unable to create another goalscoring opportunity.

Loughgall: Robinson, Hall, Brady, Emerson (Stewart 70m), King, Ferguson, Malone, Hawthorne, Keenan (Doyle 65m), Verner, Pedlow (Teggart 65m). Unused subs: Guy, Rodgers.

Institute: Ryan, Crown, Jarvis, Curran, McLoughlin, Harkin, Walsh, McBride (Carlyle 86m) , Kelly, Parkhouse (McGrinder 79m), Friars (McKeever 74m). Unused subs: Hegarty, Brown.

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