Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Ballinamallard United fought back from a goal down to defeat Lurgan Celtic at Ferney Park.
The visitors started brightly so it was no surprise when Rioghan Crawford fired them in front on 16 minutes after meeting a corner from the right to beat John Connolly.
Ballinamallard levelled just before the half-hour mark through Sam Robb with a shot in off the post after he cut in from the left.
The Mallards edged in front three minutes before the break thanks to Ryan Campbell. His volley came off the post and then keeper Kieran McKerr before going into the net.
Campbell struck again on 63 minutes with a drive into the bottom corner after Warner Mullen had laid off a Robb cross from the left.
And Robb doubled his own tally with five minutes remaining with a header from a short corner.
Ballinamallard United: Connolly, Taheny, Smyth, Arkinson, Campbell, Mullen, Kelly, Edgar, McCann, Henderson, Robb subs McManus (replaced Arkinson 76), Harney (not used), McIlwaine (replaced Mullen 84), Glynn (replaced Henderson 70), Warrington (not used)
Lurgan Celtic: McKerr, Henderson, A. Rogers, McCabe, Farren, Lindsay, Hagan, O'Reilly, Murphy, Crawford, McCann subs Fox (not used), Canavan (replaced Murphy 84), Ferris (replaced Farren 84), Bunting (not used)
Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan