Loughgall had six different names on the scoresheet in a stellar Lough 41 Championship victory at Knockbreda.
It took only three minutes for the visitors to take hold of the game, when following a foul on the edge of the Knockbreda penalty area, Dale Malone stepped up to drill an unstoppable free-kick into the bottom corner.
Following an electric start to the game the Villagers doubled their lead on 19 minutes when Malone turned provided as John Scott rose highest to place Malone’s corner into the bottom corner of Lewis Deane’s goal.
Knockbreda rallied towards the end of the first half, but were the masters of their own downfall five minutes into the second half, as Nedas Maciulaitis capitalised on a poor backpass to walk the ball home for Loughgall’s third.
The game looked to be assured on 56 minutes as Patton broke through and left Pablo Andrade the simple task of tucking home number four.
Patton got his own rewards five minutes later with arguably the goal of the game. Using all his experience to produce a sumptuous finish; chipping the goalkeeper from the edge of the box with the ball nestling coolly into the net.
With 73 minutes gone home substitute Ryan Jackson pulled a goal back for Knockbreda to deny Loughgall a clean sheet.
However, two minutes later Dean Smith’s side restored their five goal advantage when a sweeping team move coupled with some poor defending from Knockbreda led to Lorcan Forde nipping to apply the final touch for the afternoon’s final goal.
Knockbreda: Deane, Gardiner, Rice, McDermott, Devine, Garrett, Harrison, Curran, Whiteway, Rea, McGreevy subs Magill (not used), McCauley (replaced Curran 56), McCleave (replaced Garrett 62), Jackson (replaced Harrison 56), Long (not used), og Gallagher (replaced McGreevy 62), Burns (not used)