Loughgall easily saw off the challenge of Chimney Corner, who had to play with ten men for 77 minutes, to progress into the Fifth round of the JJB Sports Irish Cup.
Boss Colin Malone made three changes from the side that were beaten 4-1 by Ballinamallard United with Neil King, Dale Malone, John Guy and Alain Emerson replacing Chris Hull, Stephen Doyle, Paul Keenan and Davy Hawthorne. There was an added boost as Adam Pedlow was able come off the bench to play for 35 minutes after a month out injured.
The opening goal came from the penalty spot after Jamie Willigan had pulled back Dale Malone inside the penalty area on 13 minutes, and the youngster was subsequently dismissed making the tie even harder for the visitors. Malone himself stepped up and confidently struck the spot-kick low into the corner.
Loughgall’s second goal was an excellent interchange between strikers John Guy and Marty Verner on 20 minutes, Guy chipped a pass which Verner chested down before evading his marker and slotting home from 15 yards.
Guy was again involved in his sides third goal when his low cross from the right flank was inadvertently turned into his own net by the unfortunate Sammy McVicker on 27 minutes. And Guy received his reward nine minutes before the break when a good passing move on the edge of the penalty area allowed Verner to feed his strike partner who fired into the roof of the net.
The Villagers could have added even further to the scoreline throughout the second period but they had to wait until injury time before Greg Hall netted through the keepers’ legs with a low drive.
Loughgall: Robinson, Hall, Stewart (Hull 55m), King, Brady, Malone, Teggart, Emerson, Ferguson, Guy (Doyle 61m), Verner (Pedlow 55m).