Loughgall recorded their second win since the split with a fine performance at home to PSNI. Two goals in the first half saw off the Belfast side who finished with ten men following a late penalty award that was subsequently missed.
The Villagers opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour when Ruairi McDonald’s whipped cross was knocked down by Mark McConnell at the back post for John Uprichard to instinctively lash home from close range.
Loughgall doubled their lead through an excellent counter-attack after PSNI lost possession on 24 minutes. Andrew Hoey, deep in midfield, played an inch-perfect through-ball for Marc McConnell to race onto and slot home through PSNI ‘keeper Jordan Williamson’s legs.
Owen Moody was shown his second yellow card for a clumsy challenge on McCullough inside the penalty area on 73 minutes. However Uprichard missed the spot-kick for what would have been his 15th goal of the season.
Loughgall: Buchanan, McDonald, Rea, Elliott, Stewart, McMaster, Ferguson, McConnell (Jack Upritchard 71m), John Uprichard, Hoey, McCullough (Stretton 87m). Unused sub: Blair.