Dergview 3 – 1 Loughgall

Loughgall suffered their third consecutive league loss at the hands of a Dergview side who raced into an early lead and rarely looked like losing from their commanding position.

However Loughgall boss Colin Malone can be heartened by the performance of his side discounting the initial ten minutes.

By that stage Dergview had taken a two-goal advantage; their opener came after only four minutes when left-back John Carlin’s low cross was smartly back-heeled by Nathan Cashel into the path of Aaron Arkinson who dispatched the chance from inside the penalty area.

Then, in the tenth minute, Ryan Campbell received a pass with his back to goal, turned and unleashed a tremendous 30-yard drive beyond ‘keeper Symon Ferguson that nestled in the top corner.

Loughgall finally received rewards for their efforts when Dale Malone curled a 20-yard free-kick in between the diving ‘keeper Stefan McCusker and the far post.

With two minutes remaining, the hosts made sure of collecting all three points when tall substitute Adam Lecky directed Duwayne McManus’ corner delivery into the corner of the net.

Loughgall: Ferguson, Hall, Brady, Hull, Stewart, Hawthorne, Ferguson, Willis, Pedlow (Blevins 57m), Malone, S Doyle. Unused subs: N Doyle, Hylands.

Dergview: McCusker, Porter, Carlin, McCaskie (Mullen 45m), Gallagher, Burns (Sproule 73m), Arkinson (Lecky 55m), McManus, Walsh, Campbell, Cashel. Unused sub: Buchanan.