Aaron Walsh (63)

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WALSH GIVES VILLAGERS THE EDGE OVER ANNAGH

A well-worked goal from Aaron Walsh in the second half wrapped up all three points for Loughgall as they defeated local rivals Annagh United at Lakeview Park.

The first half was a fairly tight affair with neither side really carving out any clear goalscoring opportunities.

Nicky Hudson threatened for the hosts five minutes after the break when he was attacking a corner, his effort hit off the crossbar and bounced on the line before being cleared to safety.

The winning goal came in the 63rd minute when a great free-kick routine saw Walsh and Warner Mullen combine for the former to fire home inside the near post past ex-Loughgall 'keeper Marc Robinson.

Annagh United should have levelled in injury time when substitute Scott McCordick rounded 'keeper Gareth Buchanan however the striker dragged the ball too far and couldn't squeeze in a shot into the empty net.

Loughgall: Buchanan, Henderson, Taylor, Copeland, Hudson, Ferguson, Dallas, Mullen, Walsh, Rea, Ryan subs Mallen (replaced Dallas 73), Drylie (replaced Henderson 90), Dane (not used), Stretton (not used), Carson (replaced Copeland 46)

Annagh United: Robinson, White, Riddle, Campbell, Stewart, McElroy, Craig, Rae, Park, Anderson, Neale subs Wilson (replaced White 58), McCordick (replaced Neale 70), Whitten (not used), Keegan (replaced Riddle 84), A. Nesbitt (not used)

Referee: Kevin Taggart

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