Ben Murdock grabbed Dundela's stoppage time winner (©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton)
Saturday, 29 December 2018
Dundela defeated Loughgall thanks to an injury time winner at Lakeview Park.
In a competitive first half the Duns had an early chance to score but David McCullough was able to clear the ball over the bar.
Loughgall had a flurry of chances to take the lead with Peter Campbell's shot going just wide. Marc McConnell also forced Jonathan Sergeant into a save. The Dundela keeper was at fault when, from a goal kick, he kicked the ball straight to Nathaniel Ferris although was able to save his powerful shot.
The Villagers had a great chance to move in front after the break when Campbell received the ball after good work by Andrew Hoey but his shot dragged just wide of the post.
It was Dundela who eventually took the lead when Chris Watts headed past Gareth Buchanan on 59 minutes.
However Loughgall responded moments later when Hoey was shoved over in the box and the referee awarded a penalty, Hoey kept his cool and was able to equalise for the home side.
The game changed again when Ferris saw red after a high challenge on 74 minutes.
Dundela then pushed for the winner with Buchanan producing a brilliant save with his legs to keep the score level. However, Ben Murdck struck three minutes into stoppage time to secure the points for Dundela.
Loughgall: Buchanan, McVeigh, Rea, Taylor, Bell, Gibson, McCullough, Hoey, Ferris, McConnell, Campbell subs Ferguson (not used), Mullen (replaced McConnell 65), Calvert (not used), Smith (not used), Liggett (replaced Hoey 71)
Dundela: Sergeant, King, Morrison, Murray, Brown, Murdock, Bingham, Devine, Watts, McMaster, Burns subs Parker (not used), Hanley (not used), McClelland (replaced McMaster 87), Browne, McBride (not used)
Referee: Neil Robinson
|Ben Murdock||90 +3|