DERGVIEW KEEP RUN GOING

Dergview stretched their current unbeaten run in the Bluefin Sport Championship to six games with this scoreless draw against Loughgall at Lakeview Park.

Neither side really gained control during a blustery first half although the Villagers did enjoy the better of what chances were created.

Peter Campbell fizzed a low effort just past the right post from outside the area during the early exchanges while, later in the first half, Marc McConnell saw a free-kick from distance on the left flank well tipped over by Dergview keeper Ruairi McElroy.

Dergview threatened more after the break, having penalty shouts waved away before Emmett McGuckin hooked the ball over from close range at the near post after Matthew Buchanan crossed from the right.

Another chance followed when Garth Falconer gained possession some 25 yards from goal, forcing Glenn Buchanan into a low diving save to turn the ball around an upright.

Loughgall had an opportunity, too, when McConnell was presented with a free-kick just outside the area with his curling effort turned away to safety by McElroy.

But perhaps the chance of the game came after that when Dergview player manager Ivan Sproule was released down the left, drawing Buchanan from his goal, but his lob over the keeper couldn't be headed on target by McGuckin as the home defence closed in.

The visitors looked the more likely to find a way through. Matthew Kirk flicked the ball across the box for the incoming Ivan Sproule at the far post but he couldn't convert while Dale Maxwell later headed over from close range.

Loughgall: Buchanan, Neill, Rea, Upton, D. McCullough, McConnell, Ferguson, Hoey, Gibson, Campbell, McVeigh subs Stewart (not used), Smith (not used), Mullen (replaced McConnell 87), Bell (not used), Ferris (replaced Ferguson 72)

Dergview: McElroy, M. Buchanan, Falconer, Maxwell, McNulty, Burns, Callaghan, G. Doherty, McGuckin, A. Sproule, Wallace subs Ad. Buchanan (not used), Kirk (replaced G. Doherty 68), Crawford (not used), I. Sproule (replaced Wallace 68)

Referee: Ben McMaster

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